BARANGAY Aurora Hill in Baguio takes pride in having the first ever “super health center” in the region as dubbed by the Department of Health Cordillera (DOH-CAR).
According to Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong, the new Aurora Hill Health Center will serve as a model facility and benchmark for other health centers in the region.
Construction on the modernized health center in Aurora Hill began in earnest in 2021, as a reconstruction of the pre-existing one-story health facility first established in the 1950s.
The DOH-CAR said the modernized health center, with a 1,200 square-meter floor area standing on a 700 square meter lot, was built through an P18 million fund from the city government in conjunction with P10 million from the DOH-Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP).
“After its reconstruction in 2021, Aurora Hill Health Center is now the biggest and most modern health center in the city that will provide primary health care services, a birthing clinic, a function hall that may be converted into an isolation area if needed, a pharmacy, clinical laboratory, X-ray services and ambulatory services,” the DOH-CAR said.
The facility is set to serve 13 barangays with a catchment population of 21,000.