It’s official!

The Port Hardy Primary Health Care Centre is now complete and opened for business on Monday.

The facility will help residents to have access to essential primary health care services in one location.

Island Health spokesperson Doctor Jeff Beselt says this crucial regional project has been in the works for years.

The centre includes 16 clinic rooms and space for the integrated primary health care team, visiting medical specialists and visiting community practitioners such as a regional dietitian, Home and Community Care and Mental Health and Substance Use staff.

Telehealth services will also be available at the centre within the next two months when an existing Telehealth unit is moved from the Port Hardy Hospital.