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Transit company contemplating health clinics at Metro stops

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Metro transit’s parent company is looking into the possibility of building health clinics at Metro stops as to provide easier ways to access health care.

Metro awarded a $40,000 grant to conduct a feasibility study essentially creating a business plan to consider the possible locations, services provided and the cost. One possible location could be the North Hanley Metro station which is one of the busiest stops. 

Bi-state development project manager John Wagner said the goal is to improve health care for people who don’t have access to medical providers.

“Access for people who are dependent on transit,” Wagner said. “Buses also got to hospitals but it would be much better if the clinics were located in communities closer.”

Officials said the study should be done by May. After the study the next step would be to look into creating partnerships and coming up with the money to make it happen and that could take years.

Stay tuned to News 4 and as we update you on the progress.

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