First phase of Base clinic renovations scheduled for completion by mid-month Published Jan. 29, 2016 By Jenny Gordon Robins Public Affairs ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The first phase of construction of the Robins Medical Clinic in Bldg. 700 is scheduled to be completed in mid-February. "The 78th Medical Group is excited to open a new Laboratory and Radiology section located across the walkway from Immunizations. This opening consolidates most of our patient-centered areas and supports the Air Force Medical Home," said Col. Shari Silverman, 78th Medical Group commander. "The 78th MDG is committed to delivering trusted care, and bringing the clinic into the 21st century with its ancillary services is one way that we can best support our patients." The $28 million restoration and modernization project - which will be completed in four phases and encompasses 70,000 square feet - began last year. Completion in slated for 2017. During construction over the past year, temporary phasing facilities were erected nearby where personnel were relocated. Once functional areas in the renovation portions of the building are completed, personnel will move back. With the completion of Phase 1, there are now new areas for not only laboratory and radiology, but also the Command Section and the Commander's support staff areas. Phase 2 demolition is scheduled to be completed in six months. It will begin in late February once all transitions into the building's new facilities have been completed from Phase 1. Constructed in 1967, the building's overall repair and reconfiguration will include improvements to its utilities, electrical service, communications and building systems.