Belton, TX — Good news came Wednesday morning for parents who live close to Belton.
Today, the Scott & White healthcare network opened a brand new children’s hospital.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday morning at the 7,500 sq ft. facility near Highway 190 and Loop 121 in Belton.
The healthcare network has pediatric clinics in Killeen, Temple and Waco but they felt there was a void for residents near Belton.
The new clinic will be run by four physicians and will cover most all non-emergency health concerns for parents of ill children.
The location will hopefully serve families who once had to drive more than 30 minutes just to see a specialist.
"We definitely want to serve Harker heights, this side of Belton and this side of Temple, as well as Academy and Salado," said Dr. Jessica Drigalla. "We'd love to pull people from that area because I think this place will make it much easier for them to have good care."
The clinic hit the ground running by having 20 scheduled appointments before the day even began.