Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has announced that the Center for Advanced Pediatrics in Brookhaven will open July 24. The center is the first new structure completed as part of CHOA’s massive 70-acre medical campus development at the I-85 and North Druid Hills Road interchange that includes the future construction of an approximate $1.5 billion hospital.

The 8-story Center for Advanced Pediatrics, or CAP, is located at 1400 Tullie Circle and is a 260,000-square-foot outpatient, non-emergency facility that brings together multiple pediatric clinics, programs and specialists under one roof. A ribbon cutting for the new facility was held Tuesday, July 10.

At the July 10 ribbon cutting for the new Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Center for Advanced Pediatrics are, from left, Brookhaven City Councilmember Bates Mattison; CHOA President and CEO Donna Hyland; young patient Lorenzo; Jonathan Goldman, chair of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Board of Trustees; Mayor John Ernst; and Councilmembers Joe Gebbia and Linley Jones. (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta)

The outpatient facility includes care for more than 20 pediatric specialties with more than 250 rooms for patient care, exams, consults and procedures. The building also includes a cafe, conference rooms, patient-family respite areas, mothers’ rooms on every floor and a teaching kitchen.

CHOA officials stress the facility only offers outpatient care and is not a hospital and does not provide emergency care or walk-in services. The Brookhaven City Council approved construction of the new facility in 2015.

The new facility is expected to receive more than 100,000 clinic visits in its first year. Working at the facility will be 450 physicians and employees.

The completed Center for Advanced Pediatrics that is slated to open July 24. The new CHOA facility is located at the hospital’s medical campus at North Druid Hills Road and I-85. (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta)

At opening, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics will offer first-floor clinic services, including otolaryngology (ENT), general surgery, gynecology, lab and X-ray, according to a press release. As additional pediatric specialties and services, including gastroenterology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, cardiology and diabetes, relocate from current locations in nearby clinics and campuses to the new facility, remaining floors will open on a rolling basis throughout August, September and October 2018.

In March, demolition of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta office buildings at 1577 Northeast Expressway began. These buildings are located where CHOA’s future 8-story “Support Building” and 7-story parking deck will be built.

The entire medical complex, including the new $1.5 billion, 446-bed hospital in two patient towers on the campus, is expected to be completed by 2026.

The campus will be anchored by the new hospital, an attached medical office building and a consolidated AFLAC Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. The height of the hospital will be between 16-19 stories. A 19-story hotel was at the site and demolished in 2014 after CHOA bought it.

The new hospital will replace its Egleston Hospital on Clifton Road near Emory University, which hospital officials say is filled to capacity.

In December, CHOA and Brookhaven entered into an intergovernmental agreement that promises CHOA will invest some $45 million in infrastructure improvements and other investments to the city.

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.