High Plains Adult Health Center Closed


Front Entrance to Adult Health Center


The Adult Health Center at 2221 Wellness Way in Lamar was closed Thursday, January 18th following an inspection of the facility by Lamar’s Chief Building Official, Craig Brooks.

Felten Group of Denver, an engineering firm, was requested to do an assessment of the building which also took place on Thursday, January 18th. The facility is approximately five years old.  Following the assessment, Brooks and Lamar Fire Chief Jeremy Burkhart also viewed the crawlspace under the building and determined that the facility was no longer safe to enter.

Brooks said he found four of the six support columns in the crawlspace, basically metal supports on concert footing, had apparently failed and were crumbling and twisted.

The staff of the Adult Health Clinic was told to leave the building and signage was posted on the front door regarding the closing.  The facility is operated by the High Plains Community Health Center and a press release on the situation is expected.

By Russ Baldwin




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