Fulfilling the Demand for Urgent Care

Medical Office Building, Hartford Medical Group

South Windsor, Connecticut

A shortage of primary care physicians, overstretched emergency rooms and an uptick in newly insured patients since the passing of the Affordable Care Act together has created a boon for the urgent care industry.


One of the fastest-growing segments in health care, urgent care facilities are filling the gap for those who have non-life threatening medical problems and at lower costs than going to the emergency room.


In September 2013, the Hartford Hospital Family Health Center opened its doors and provides primary and urgent care to all ages, seven days a week. This is the first environmentally friendly building for Hartford Hospital, which will set the standard for future buildings. The building is also one of the first LEED registered medical centers in the state of Connecticut.


BVH performed plumbing and electrical design services for this new 16,000-SF medical office building, a design/build project. BVH also provided the design/build documents for the HVAC systems. The Family Health Center includes an urgent care clinic, radiology, physical therapy and physician offices. The two-story, Class A Medical Office building also includes energy-efficient mechanical systems.


MBH Architecture


Size / Cost

16,000 SF / $5.5 million



LEED certified



Building Owners and Managers Association of

Greater Hartford “Best of the Best” Award for Sustainable Design



Electrical, plumbing and HVAC design/build documents