October 25, 2010
HOUSTON - The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) plans to reopen a VA outpatient clinic in Texas City before March 30, 2011.
"Opening the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic will bring medical care closer to where our Veterans live and greatly expand VA health care access south of Houston," said Adam C. Walmus, M.H.A., M.A., F.A.C.H.E., MEDVAMC director.
The approximately 10,000 sq. ft. clinic will be located at 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite 206, Texas City, 77591 next to the Mall of the Mainland. It will occupy space in the Mainland Crossing Shopping Center next to Sam’s Club, the University of Texas Medical Branch Family Healthcare Center, and other retail establishments.
"An outpatient clinic in Texas City is great news for Veterans living in not only Galveston County, but also nearby Brazoria County," said Frank Furleigh, Galveston County Veterans Service Officer. "It will dramatically cut the drive times Veterans face going to see a primary care provider in Houston and take some of the pressure off the Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic."
The clinic with 12 exam rooms will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The VA-staffed facility will provide primary health care, mental health care, and a women’s clinic in addition to laboratory, X-ray, telemedicine, teleretinal imaging, and audiology services. Emergency medication needs will be met on a local contract basis.
Veterans who wish to transfer their primary health care to the new Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic may call 409-761-3200.
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