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Union Community Care, WellSpan redirecting patients due to water damage at New Holland Medical Center

New Holland Health Center. (Source: Google Street View | Sue Schonman)

The New Holland Health Center is temporarily closed for repairs following a sprinkler malfunction in late 2022, Union Community Care and WellSpan Health said Friday.

The center, located on the Garden Spot Village campus at 435 S. Kinzer Ave., suffered “significant water damage” on Dec. 26, Union Community Care said.

The closure “creates serious barriers to health care for our New Holland patients,” Alisa Jones, Union Community Care president and CEO, said in a statement.

An assessment determined that the incident rendered the health provider’s medical and dental facilities there unusable, necessitating extensive repairs.

Patients are being contacted to reschedule appointments at other Union Community Care locations, or via telehealth.

The center is owned by Garden Spot Village and leased by WellSpan Health.

WellSpan spokesman Ryan Coyle said the health system, like Union Community Care, has been in contact with patients to reschedule or find alternative locations.

“Patients can still call their practice if they wish to make an appointment and our teams will work with them to find an alternative and convenient site until this location can be reopened,” he said.

There is no exact date yet for full reopening. Union Community Care said it hopes to reopen dental care at the center in two to three weeks. As for medical care, it said it is developing a “short-term plan” to reopen at another New Holland location.

“We are working tirelessly to make sure the community continues to have a trusted health home with open doors,” Jones said.

A message left with Garden Spot Village seeking comment Friday was not immediately returned.