UT Health San Antonio announced Tuesday it plans to build a major community outpatient center on the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Park West Campus. 

UT Health Park West, near the southeast corner of Loop 1604 and Kyle Seale Parkway on the city’s Northwest Side, will “primarily serve the area’s growing residential population,” the organizations said in a joint statement Wednesday.

The partners are entering into a ground lease for the site, with planning and design to begin in the next several weeks. Construction on the 80,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in summer 2023.

“We are excited to bring our comprehensive health care services to this growing community,” said Dr. William Henrich, president of UT Health San Antonio.

The center is part of UT Health San Antonio’s strategy of expanding the organization’s clinical practice – UT Health Physicians – to the greater community in high-demand areas, the press release said. 

It will offer “more convenient access” to physicians and clinicians in primary care and specialties such as sports medicine; physical therapy; gynecology; gastrointestinal medicine; ear, nose, and throat treatment; and ophthalmology, it said. Services offered will include ambulatory surgery, diagnostic pathology laboratory testing, and imaging services such as MRI, CT scan, and ultrasound.

Expanding its health services to another growing area of San Antonio “is a major strategic undertaking,” said Dr. Carlos Rosende, executive director of UT Health Physicians.

Last week UT Health San Antonio broke ground on an eight-story, 144-bed hospital in the South Texas Medical Center. The UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital will cost about $430 million to build.

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Lindsey Carnett

Lindsey Carnett covers the environment, science and utilities for the San Antonio Report.