NYC Health + Hospitals has started construction on a new 18,000-square-foot ambulatory care facility in New York's Staten Island borough.

The $28 million construction project is expected to open in fall 2017 and will provide primary, ambulatory, and urgent care services for children and adults, including pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health, asthma and diabetes care, radiology, ophthalmology, and podiatry services.

Funding for the construction includes $20 million from New York City’s Primary Care Expansion Initiative and $8 million from the New York City Council.

The project team includes MJCL Architects (Brooklyn, N.Y.; architecture firm) and Axis Construction (Hayward, Calif.; general contractor).