Fort Peck Tribal Wellness Center
Location: Poplar, MT
The new Fort Peck Tribal Wellness Center was developed to address a disparity in life expectancy among members of the Fort Peck Tribes, and received funding through the Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) program. The center was designed to promote health through every stage of life, providing services for healthcare, physical fitness, childcare, and cultural arts and education.
The new building replaced a smaller center and includes a healthcare clinic with medical, dental, and therapy rooms, and offices for providers. The center also features telemedicine rooms with an on-site nurse to allow patients to get exams over videoconference with specialized providers that aren’t available on the reservation. A pool, gym and workout equipment will encourage physical fitness, while cultural arts, education and dance programs will foster tribal traditions. A childcare facility is also available on the property.
ACE design services included HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Energy Modeling and Savings Verification, LEED certification and Department of Energy Grant support.
Construction on the 50,000-square foot facility began in June 2020, and was completed in early 2022.