BELFAST — In a July 7 email to patients, Seaport Community Health Center announced plans to move operations to the Bank of America (formerly MBNA) complex at 21 Schoodic Drive.

Seaport’s parent company, Penobscot Community Health Care, is under contract to buy the property with closing anticipated before the end of the year, according to the release. 

The clinic, which currently serves 8,000 people with family medicine, walk-in care, mental health and recovery, pharmacy and care management services, “is bursting at the seams,” the email said. The move will allow Seaport to expand and offer new services.

Kate Carlisle, director of mission engagement at PCHC, said the company would be purchasing the entire Bank of America property and moving Seaport to one of the buildings in the complex. 

Rumors of the deal had been circulating, she said, and the company thought it was time to release the news to patients. “I think it’s great for the community,” she said. “We know we are projected to grow,” and would not have been able to continue to offer all services at the current 53 Schoodic Drive location.

Details and arrangements are being finalized and no further information is being made available until after the sale is complete. Officials said in the email they do not expect any interruption of service or change in providers.