PULASKI, N.Y. — ConnextCare, an Oswego County health-care provider, is starting work on a project to bring “much-needed updates” to its property at 61 Delano St. in Pulaski.
The project will include a covered drive-thru testing area, additional parking-lot spaces, the installation of four electric-charging stations, and a walking trail with a gazebo and deck overlooking a stream on the west side of the property.
GYMO Construction Management of Watertown will oversee the project, and DC Building Systems Inc. of Watertown will handle the construction work, Karli Byrd, corporate-relations manager at ConnextCare, tells CNYBJ in an email. The project will cost nearly $3 million and finish in early November, Byrd added.
ConnextCare is making some changes to its “organizational flow” in Pulaski “due to limited parking-lot capacity throughout the duration of the construction.” Patients will use the same driveway to exit and enter the property, and the organization has added new directional arrows to provide a visual of the intended flow of traffic.
In the coming weeks, ConnextCare says its staff will contact patients with existing appointments to see if they would prefer to have their appointment via telehealth to alleviate parking-lot traffic.
Established in 1969, ConnextCare is a network of health-care practices providing Oswego County and surrounding county residents with health care and related services. The center is operated by a private, partially federally funded nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors.
ConnextCare has health centers in Fulton, Mexico, Oswego, Parish, Phoenix, Central Square, and Pulaski. It also operates seven school-based health centers located in APW, Mexico, Pulaski, Fulton, and Sandy Creek school districts. ConnextCare was previously known as NOCHSI, or Northern Oswego County Health Services Inc.