Multimillion-dollar price tags, expansive suites and cutting-edge technology are the norm for new hospitals and health clinics in Colorado Springs.

Not in the city’s southeast. Here, primary health care for thousands of patients is in a gray, low-slung building originally made for defense contractors, not doctors. Missing it is easy — the turn-off from South Academy Boulevard arrives long before its front doors are even visible.

“Because there’s so many apartments around us, people walk to us, they push strollers over here, they ride bikes over,” said Cory Arcarese, founder of Value Care Health Clinic.