Construction has begun on a new health and wellness center that is set to open next year.

The new center will be located in Lebanon at the WellSpan Dixon Foundation Health Center—formerly the Hyman S. Caplan Pavilion—on the corner of Fourth and Willow streets.

“This center will play a vital role in the health of Lebanon County,” said Tom Harlow, senior vice president of WellSpan Health and president of WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. “We are grateful to community leaders who have provided their financial support and their guidance as we work toward the opening of the center.”

Joseph DeAngelo (left), WellSpan project manager, and donor Frank Dixon go over plans for the new WellSpan health and wellness center which will be located on the corner of Fourth and Willow streets.

Family First Health, a regional health care provider with an aim of providing accessible services, has been selected as the primary partner for the health and wellness center and will occupy a 7,000-square-foot office within the center.

In addition to primary care, Family First Health also offers dental care, substance abuse treatment, HIV care, and social services.

Family First Health currently has six locations across Adams, York, and Lancaster counties and was selected as the primary care partner by a 14-member community advisory group comprised of local leaders.

For easy access to Family First Health, a new entrance is being constructed just off the rear parking lot of the pre-existing WellSpan Dixon Foundation Health Center.

Patients will access to other services including the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital‘s rehabilitation unit, WellSpan Family Medicine, as well as diabetes and nutritional counselors.

The project comes with a price tag of $3.5 million, funded by a $2 million gift from the Francis J. Dixon Foundation and additional funding from the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). In 2017, WellSpan officials told the Daily News that the overall project is expected to cost approximately $10 million for all phases.

“We are excited to see the new center take shape,” said Frank Dixon, chairman emeritus of the Dixon Foundation. “It will help Lebanon County residents receive care and stay healthy, ensuring a brighter future for our entire community.”

The health and wellness center is expected to open in early 2020.


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  1. Another wonderful contribution from Dixon. Lebanon is lucky to have him in our community.