The Virginia Department of Health has leased space at Valley View Mall to establish a wellness center aimed at supporting the Women, Infants and Children program.
The state signed a lease in July for $4,650 a month, according to a copy of the lease. The rent includes all utilities.
The lease runs until Jan. 31 and the center’s hours have been set from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The lease allows for the health department to extend the hours, if needed, as long as the center’s hours remain within the normal operating hours for the Roanoke mall.
In addition to supporting the health department’s nutritional program for low-income families, the area is intended to support immunization clinics and health education outreach.