Auburn Mall, a Simon property in Auburn, Mass., announced today that Reliant Medical Group will open in 2018. Construction is expected to begin this fall.

Reliant Medical Group, which provides nationally-recognized care, was the first group medical practice in Central Massachusetts, having been established in 1929. Today, with 25 locations, over 500 providers and more than 320,000 patients, it’s the largest independent medical group in Central and Metrowest Massachusetts, after having merged with Southboro Medical Group in 2015. Reliant offers both adult and pediatric primary and specialty care, along with a range of ancillary services. Reliant’s Auburn Mall location will also offer cardiology, endocrinology and OB/Gyn services.

“We look forward to the opportunity to add valuable medical care to our service offerings with Reliant Medical Group’s opening at the mall next year,” said Justin Feldhouse, Area Mall Manager, Auburn Mall. “We hope to provide not only added amenities, but also convenience to our shoppers: if they have an appointment with Reliant, they can do other shopping while onsite for needs like apparel, shoes or beauty products, and even grab a bite to eat in our Food Court.”

Reliant expects to locate approximately 185 employees in the Auburn Mall office and provide outpatient services to more than 45,000 people annually. Walk-in care will not be available at this facility, as it is intended for Reliant patients with scheduled appointments. The medical group will custom design its space to meet the needs of its patients and employees.

A fall 2017 groundbreaking ceremony will be planned. Reliant Medical Group will also continue to share updates about the status of its upcoming Auburn Mall site for patients on its website at reliantmoves.org.