Jefferson Health and the Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity announced plans to establish the Hansjörg Wyss Wellness Center inside the Bok building, a former school at Ninth and Mifflin streets that now houses more than 150 businesses across its 120,000 square feet.

Expected to open early next year, the center will serve the neighborhood’s immigrant and refugee population regardless of their health insurance or citizenship status. The nonprofit Wyss Foundation donated $3.1 million to launch the center, which aims to reduce health disparity gaps among refugees and immigrants.

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