Freeland was the third of the original four areas throughout Luzerne and Wyoming Counties in which local residents were concerned about the shortage of health care. In March, 1973, the Freeland Medical and Dental Center opened in a three-story building which had previously been a convent. The building was remodeled and extensive interior renovations were undertaken at several different times to convert the convent for better use as a medical and dental facility. In May 1995, the practice was relocated to 404 Ridge Street in Freeland. This facility provides access to all services on one floor.