Curry County celebrates Melrose health clinic opening with ribbon cutting

Courtesy photo More than 80 people attended a Friday ribbon cutting for the Melrose health clinic, in operation since July 18.

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Curry County held a ribbon cutting Friday for its new health clinic in Melrose.

La Casa is managing the clinic, which opened July 18 under a three-year contract with the county. There are four employees, three full-time and one part-time, on staff giving services including general medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology.

More than 80 people attended the ribbon cutting, including representatives from the area’s Congressional delegation, Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said.

The clinic was built through a $500,000 state community development block grant. Construction began in September.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call 356-6695.