McKinney residents will soon have new option for health care


A new community health care center will soon open to patients in McKinney, city officials announced.

The Family Health Center on Virginia will provide medical, dental and behavioral health care. The facility came about through a partnership between the city, the McKinney Economic Development Corporation and the McKinney Community Development Corporation, along with the North Texas Family Health Foundation.

“As population surges, so does the need for qualified primary health providers and accessible health care. The Family Health Center on Virginia will act as a catalyst of opportunities for job training and health education, primary health care and wellness our city needs,” said McKinney Mayor George Fuller said in a news release. “Every resident of McKinney matters, and this facility is strategically located in a medically underserved area to help us serve the most vulnerable more effectively.”

The facility will also provide training to doctors and other health care providers.

“What sets McKinney apart from other cities is our strong sense of community,” Peter Tokar, president of the McKinney Economic Development Corp. said in the release. “COVID-19 has taught us that anyone’s economic condition can change at any time. This facility will make sure all our residents always have access to decent health care and the MEDC will continue to reinvest in our community.

“I am proud to see McKinney come together to create this humanitarian project and may it be the first of many.”

The facility, at 1620 W. Virginia Street, is scheduled to start serving most patients this spring. It has already opened to some dental patients.

The city of McKinney has a new public works director.


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