Parrita is getting a new health center that will be about five kilometers north of the center of town on the Interamericana highway, said the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social.
The facility is expected to be started in April. It will hold a clinic, a pharmacy, a laboratory and administrative offices, said the Caja.
The property is some 10,000 square meters, about 2.5 acres. The cost was put at 6.8 billion colons or about $13 million. Construction is supposed to take about 60 weeks, said the Caja.