Grand opening date set for WIC facility in San Pablo

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We were in San Pablo last year for the groundbreaking.

On Tuesday, Nov. 20, we plan to also be there for the grand opening of the highly-anticipated new Women’s, Infants, and Children (WIC) building at 501 Gateway Ave.

The WIC program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program supporting pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children under 5 years old.

The grand opening of the 7,500 square foot center, located near the West Contra Costa Health Center at 13601 San Pablo Ave., will run from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 20.

“Come hear about the essential services we provide to the community and tour our new site,” organizers said.

Supervisor John Gioia will be among the speakers at the grand opening. Robert Rogers, a district coordinator for Gioia’s office, shared a flyer for the grand opening on social media (see below).

When we covered the groundbreaking, officials billed the new WIC building as one piece in a growing complex of healthcare buildings at that site. About 1,000 square feet of space within the building was expected to be set aside for the County’s Behavioral Health office.

“Basically we are creating…a complex of health-related buildings — WIC, medical, behavioral health — all in one location so we can have that interaction, which is very useful,” Steve Harris, planning director for Contra Costa Health Services, said at the groundbreaking last year.

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