According to Tallahassee Growth Management records, Sanitas Medical Center is planning to open a location in the redeveloped Market Square Shopping Center.
In 2014, Sanitas – with a substantial presence in South America – entered the United States market through a strategic alliance with GuideWell, a leading a health solutions organization focused on healthcare. The organization includes Florida Blue (Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan).
During the first year, Sanitas opened three medical centers serving the Miami-Dade County. These medical centers offer primary care, select specialty care, urgent care, laboratory, and diagnostic services. By 2017 Santas had grown to eleven locations, nine in Florida in partnership with GuideWell and two Locations in Connecticut in partnership with ConnectiCare and GuideWell.
Sanitas is following a relatively new model for primary care — clinics within retail stores or in suburban shopping centers — which has been driven by a consumer expectation of easy access, and quick response times for care.
The Permit Application
On June 9, 2022 a permit application was filed with the City of Tallahassee for an office renovation at 1415 Timberlane for a value $2,663,016.
The project is called Sanitas Killearn.
Documents requested by Tallahassee Reports show that the planned location is in the front of Market Square Shopping Center in the space previously occupied by the Old Town Cafe.
The architectural drawings show administration offices along with 8 exam rooms, 9 work stations, and a x-ray and ultrasound area.
Tallahassee Reports is seeking comment from Sanitas and will update the story when more information becomes available.
See detailed floor plan here.