The Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC) has signed a 10-year lease for its current headquarters and nearly 5,000 additional square feet of space in Belvedere Square off of York Road in North Baltimore.
The expansion will be directly above the LCC’s existing ground-floor offices and increase the LCC’s total footprint by 50 percent. In the new space the LCC will add five individual treatment rooms, five faculty offices, two expanded student workrooms, another group treatment area, a satellite office for visiting Loyola employees, a classroom for 50 students, and an executive conference room. Once up and running, the new facilities will allow the LCC to serve more clients from the community and increase the breadth of its programs.
“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to better meet the community’s growing demand–and need–for the care we offer,” said Janet Simon Schreck, executive director of the LCC. “Space is a valuable resource. This is not only an investment in the LCC, but in the Govans neighborhood along York Road as well.”
Loyola’s York Road Initiative aims to improve the quality of life for everyone living, working, and learning in the York Road corridor. The LCC’s Belvedere Square offices in that community are currently at 100 percent capacity in terms of patients treated each afternoon, with many other clients wait-listed. When the expansion opens, the LCC anticipates it will serve five additional clients each day.
Recently, the LCC also received $10,000 from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to continue providing affordable and accessible health services to underserved populations by partially offsetting fees for clients who cannot afford psychology, literacy, pastoral counseling, or speech-language pathology/audiology care at full price.
The LCC’s new offices will be up and running in September 2012.