Sam Johnson Announces New VA Specialty Clinic in Conjunction with CBOC
PLANO, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) announced that the VA has approved a new specialty clinic to be built in conjunction with the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) that will open in the spring of 2016. Johnson’s work to see a new VA clinic open in the North Texas area has spanned several years. The announcement regarding this new specialty clinic comes just three months after the location decision for the CBOC.
“As a 29-year Air Force veteran and POW for nearly seven years, proper care and treatment for our servicemen and women has always been a top priority of mine,” said Johnson. “That is why, to help our local veterans with the long commute to the Dallas VA hospital, I have been working to get a local clinic approved that would help ease the travel burden on North Texas veterans. While the previously announced CBOC will help ease that burden by providing veterans with primary care, this new specialty clinic will further help our veterans receive specialized care closer to home. With these two clinics, our hometown heroes will be able to receive high-quality health care that best meets their needs. This is another huge win for North Texas, and I look forward to sharing updates with our community as the process moves along.”
Jeff Milligan, Director of the VA North Texas Health Care System said, “I am very happy to announce the VA’s footprint in Plano will continue to grow with the addition of another clinic that will provide specialty services to area Veterans! We appreciate Congressman Sam Johnson’s support of all Veterans. His leadership was a significant part of getting this project approved.”
Additional details about the newly announced specialty clinic:
A site survey will be conducted within the vicinity of the current primary care CBOC (3804 West. 15th Street, Plano, Texas 75075) to determine the best location to build the new specialty clinic. Upon completion of a design, competitive bidding of the construction will take place. Current and future data will be reviewed to determine what services will best meet the needs of North Texas veterans, which may include Physical Medicine and Rehabilitative Services (Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy services), additional mental health and primary care teams, Radiology, and other specialties. Additional details regarding the annual number of veterans to be served, number of employees, and anticipated date for doors to open will be forthcoming as the project moves forward.
Additional details about the CBOC scheduled to open in spring 2016:
The 10,000 square foot clinic will open up access to the fast-growing North Texas population and will be equipped to serve 6,000 veterans per year. The CBOC will house five Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACT) and will be able to provide primary care, mental health, telemedicine, laboratory, and x-ray services.