314 Wilkinson St., Frankfort, KY 40601 (502)875-2290
Franklin County Health Department
The program for this 12,000 s.f. Franklin County Health Clinic facility was developed by working very closely with
the Director and Staff to find out how they run their Clinic, and what kinds of spaces they needed to operate. The
initial budget of $650,000 was partially funded by Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources, partially by escrowed
Capital Funds from Health Taxing District, and by in-kind County Government contributions in site development
and site utilities.
The steep site was a challenge for building and parking, and the resulting two-level solution included the Clinic on
the upper level, with Administration on the lower level. Much of the lower level was finished by a second funding
grant of $230,000 through Bluegrass ADD and for use as auxiliary education and administrative space.
The clinic design is based on a layering of needs and activities, including patient waiting and circulation,
administrative, clinical, and treatment areas. The critical issue of circulation by patients and staff, and the points at
which various treatment levels were administered was resolved by developing overlapping circulation routes in
which patients circulate around the perimeter of the main staff work area, and only travel deep enough into the
treatment areas to receive the service they need (i.e., allergy shots are quick-in/quick-out while pregnancy exams
or illness requires full-service). Staff circulate along an internal access way in the middle part of the clinic, with
free access to administrative areas, offices, labs, and treatment rooms. Travel distances for staff were reduced to
minimal levels for efficiency.