May 30, 2014

County Breaks Ground for First New Health Facility in 20 Years

2000 Dennis Avenue Silver Spring
Ground has been broken for the new Dennis Avenue Health Center (DAHC) in Silver Spring. The building, the first health facility built by the County in more than 20 years, will be located next to the existing facility, which is at 2000 Dennis Ave. Built in the 1960s, it was used initially as an elementary school.

The current center will be used until the new facility is ready, and then it will be demolished.

There will be two buildings -- one for the Tuberculosis Control program and one for the remaining programs --joined by a common entry lobby. Equipped with the latest technology, the new center will provide approximately 55,000 square feet of space to address a shortage of clinic and office space, as well as provide a state-of-the-art air handling system and medical examination rooms. The building will also include a healing garden.