Affinia Healthcare & Gateway Region YMCA to Host Ribbon Cutting for New Health Center in Ferguson, MO

Affinia Healthcare will celebrate the addition of its new $7.5 million location in Ferguson, MO with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new facility will provide medical, behavioral, and dental care to residents.

WHAT: Affinia Healthcare will celebrate the addition of its new $7.5 million location in Ferguson, MO with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new facility, built adjacent to the Emerson YMCA, will provide medical, behavioral, and dental care to residents, and is the home of Affinia Healthcare’s new Midwifery program. The new health center is approximately 15,000 square feet in size, and includes 23 medical exam rooms, four dental operatories, two behavioral health exam rooms and two Medication-Assisted Treatment (substance use disorder) exam rooms.  

WHEN: Thursday, November 2, 2023 

          10:30 am: Ribbon Cutting 

          11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Tours of new health center 

          1-3 pm: Open House (health screenings, scheduling appointments, giveaways) 

WHERE: 3396 Pershall Rd., Ferguson, MO 63135 – Adjacent to the Emerson YMCA 

Expected elected officials include: 

U.S. Rep. Cori Bush 

Ferguson Mayor Ella Jones  

Dr. Sam Page, County Executive – St. Louis County 

Other speakers will include Dr. Kendra Holmes, President & CEO at Affinia Healthcare, and Tim Helm, President & CEO at the Gateway Region YMCA 

WHY: To celebrate the collaboration of Affinia Healthcare and the Y, and the positive impact this new health center will have on the well-being and mental, physical and oral health of the North St. Louis County community.   

About Affinia Healthcare 

Affinia Healthcare is a dynamic and transformative health system, providing affordable primary and preventive health care located in St. Louis, Missouri. Affinia Healthcare is a community health center, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is accredited through The Joint Commission and NCQA organizations. Affinia Healthcare serves over 43,700 people per year at its 11 health centers located in St. Louis City and County. Many of the health center’s patients have incomes under 100 percent of the federal poverty level. Approximately 70 percent of patients served are Black or African American, 11 percent are Hispanic/Latine, and over 4,000 are un-housed. For more information, visit or call 314.814.8700.   

About the Gateway Region YMCA 

The Gateway Region Y is a nonprofit organization dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Featuring 24 traditional Y branches in Missouri and Illinois, along with the Campus Y student leadership facility at Washington University, the Y also includes YMCA Camp Lakewood and Trout Lodge in Potosi, Missouri. The Carondelet Park Rec Complex and O’Fallon Park Rec Complex are owned by the City of St. Louis and operated by the Y. Additionally, the RiverChase YMCA is owned by the City of Fenton and operated by the Y. The Y is committed to serving people of all abilities. For those who qualify, the Y offers financial assistance so everyone has the opportunity to participate in its programs, regardless of ability to pay. The Y is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis. For more information, please visit or call 314-436-1177.  


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