Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) is constructing a comprehensive, modern health center in Sunnyslope. The new facility will be on Third Street just north of Dunlap Avenue. NOAH is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), a label demonstrating that it aims to and meets the needs of underserved areas.

The Desert Mission Health Center in Sunnyslope began offering health services to the community 94 years ago. It became part of NOAH in 2015 and is located in a 6,600-square-foot renovated former church at 9201 N. Fifth St. The new health center will be more than 23,000 square feet when it opens late this year, increasing patient capacity from 4,000 to 20,000 a year.

Wendy Armendariz, CEO of NOAH, said Sunnyslope is “one of the most socio-economically diverse neighborhoods in Phoenix.” With the new facility, NOAH will be able to not only serve more patients but also to “increase the number of experienced providers” and boost the ways it serves and reaches people. The land for the new center is on the HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center campus and HonorHealth is leasing it to NOAH.

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