In 2019, Optimus Health Care Inc. (OHC) wanted to realize their mission of providing greater access to medical treatment to an underserved population. OHC acquired a 35,000 SF, 3-story, multi-tenant office building. Joseph Sepot Architects was then commissioned to redesign available office space on two floors of this building into much needed highly functional and efficient primary care clinics.
Located on the first floor and occupying 10,800 SF are two separate clinics: internal medicine and dental. The programmatic requirements for each clinic include dedicated entrances, check-in/reception areas, and waiting rooms. The internal medicine clinic has usage and appropriate space allocation for 8 exam rooms and 3 touchdown rooms. To maximize natural daylight exposure, each is located along the heavily glazed south-facing façade of the building.
The dental suite occupies the western façade of the building and is organized around 3 large dental treatment rooms.
In an immediate response to the outbreak of COVID-19 and in an effort to continuously provide a safe and secure digital on-site contactless TeleHealth experience for patients and staff, a 1,900 SF TeleHealth facility was created in a large suite on the second floor.
Finishes throughout these spaces were specified to promote hygiene and allow ease of maintenance. They include natural bamboo ceilings in the entry lobby, solid surface work surfaces, antimicrobial polymer textiles, laminate clad millwork, and resilient sheet and luxury vinyl tile flooring. This new facility is a welcome, much-needed addition to the community.