BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Gallatin Valley will soon see an additional medical center in Bozeman.
Officials from Billings Clinic announced plans for the first phase of a 97,000 square foot medical center that will include a multispecialty physician group practice, urgent care, and an outpatient surgical center.
BIllings Clinic has a presence in Bozeman already with its
The center will be part of the Billings Clinic’s 54-acre Bozeman campus, located on the west side of Bozeman, adjacent to I-90 near the 19th St. exit.
Billings Clinic expects to break ground in 2019 and open within the next three years. The property was acquired in 2016.
According to a press release, the center will also house outreach services from Billings Clinic’s more than 80 specialties and have access to Mayo Clinic specialists through Billings Clinic’s Mayo Clinic Care Network affiliation and other partnerships.
“Billings Clinic has had a presence in the Bozeman health care community for a long time and we look forward to growing our relationship with the community,” said Randy Gibb, MD, Billings Clinic CEO. “This is an opportunity to provide new services and additional access to health care in one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.”
Gibb told MTN News that ongoing population growth will drive the need for more health care providers in Bozeman.
“Think about it: Bozeman is growing 10 percent a year in a population, and so we just know you’re going to outstrip your provider base if there isn’t someone who brings more providers into the area,” he said.
At a press conference Tuesday, a spokesperson said Billings Clinic Bozeman Ob/Gyn and Billings Clinic Bozeman Acorn Pediatrics have been serving patients in the Bozeman community for nearly 15 years. Those clinics will be relocated to a portion of the new facility.
“We want to continue to invest in this community,” Dr. Gibb said. “We will continue to assess the needs of the community and seek local input on how the community wants this to look.”
Billings Clinic is interviewing architects and beginning the selection process for a general contractor for the project.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.