Construction timeline announced for community health centre in Petitcodiac

(THREE RIVERS) – Construction is scheduled to begin early next year on a new community health centre in Three Rivers (Petitcodiac district), which will replace the existing one.

The project is currently in the design phase, with tenders expected to be issued this fall. The new centre will be built next to the current centre on Railway Street, offering a larger and more modern space.

“This investment in a new community health centre supports the government‘s efforts to improve access to quality health-care services,” said Health Minister Bruce Fitch. “This means residents will have access to improved care and our health professionals will have access to a modernized and more functional workspace equipped to provide safe and quality care.”

The government has committed $21 million to the project.

“Our government is taking concrete action to improve the quality of health care in New Brunswick,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Richard Ames. “I am proud to be involved in helping move this important project forward.”

The new centre will house administration, nursing resources, medical services and allied health services. Construction is expected to be finished in early 2026 and is being planned to ensure minimal disruptions to patient care.

“I have no doubt that this state-of-the-art community health centre will serve as a true health-care hub for the people of Petitcodiac and the surrounding area for many years to come,” said Margaret Melanson, president and CEO of Horizon Health Network. “Horizon is committed to ensuring that New Brunswickers can access primary care services in a timely and convenient manner, taking a modernized, team-based approach. This new facility will provide access to primary care provided by a team of health-care professionals, not just one provider. This will ensure the most efficient, co-ordinated and sustainable services to support the needs of our local communities.”

The facility will adopt the collaborative care model outlined in the recently released primary health care action plan.


For more information contact:

Sean Hatchard
Department of Health

Jacob MacDonald
Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

Kris McDavid
Media Relations
Horizon Health Network