The multi-million dollar Pat Dixon medical building will be empty again before Christmas.
The Express contacted the Armidale Aboriginal Health Service who run the building.
But board officials Rhonda Kitchener and Tom Briggs refused to comment after failing to strike a deal with current tenants Armajun health.
Armajun will now move their Aboriginal health service to the old Medicare Local building in Rusden Street.
Chief executive Debbie McCowen said they wanted to stay, but had been left with no choice after months of negotiations broke down.
“We’re leaving the Pat Dixon building because we are unable to reach an agreement with the board of the Armidale Aboriginal Health Service,” she said.
“But this does not mean there will be a loss of services.
“In actual fact, it means an increase of services.”
The federal government appointed Armajun as the region's primary health care provider to Aboriginal people in October, taking over from HealthWISE.
Armajun has committed to keeping all HealthWISE programs including transport to the city’s medical facilities.
“In February, we will have an additional full-time doctor,” Ms McCowen said.
“We will also have additional nurses and health workers.”
Armajun is also offering employment to all Aboriginal health workers who lost their jobs with HealthWISE after the government redistributed funds.
The new facility is expected to open in early January after a short Christmas break.
HealthWISE and Armajun are working together to inform all clients of the changes and how they can continue to access services.
The Express understands the Armidale board is pursuing other tenants to fill the Pat Dixon centre.
The board has also scheduled a community meeting on December 13.