December 16, 2011
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) will open new outpatient clinics in the cities of Katy and Tomball in late 2012.
"Opening outpatient clinics in Katy and Tomball will bring medical care closer to where our Veterans live and greatly expand VA health care access west and northwest of Houston," said Adam C. Walmus, M.H.A., M.A., F.A.C.H.E., MEDVAMC director.
Each clinic will be approximately 28,000 square feet. The new Katy VA Outpatient Clinic will be located at 750 West Green Blvd, 77450; while the new Tomball VA Outpatient Clinic will be established at 1200 Main Street, 77375.
The VA-staffed facilities will provide primary health care, mental health care, and women’s specialty care in addition to laboratory, X-ray, telemedicine, teleretinal imaging, pharmacy, optometry, and audiology services.
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Awarded re-designation for Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Services in 2008, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center serves as the primary health care provider for more than 130,000 veterans in southeast Texas. Veterans from around the country are referred to the MEDVAMC for specialized diagnostic care, radiation therapy, surgery, and medical treatment including cardiovascular surgery, gastrointestinal endoscopy, nuclear medicine, ophthalmology, and treatment of spinal cord injury and diseases. The MEDVAMC is home to a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic; Network Polytrauma Center; an award-winning Cardiac and General Surgery Program; Liver Transplant Center; VA Epilepsy and Cancer Centers of Excellence; VA Substance Abuse Disorder Quality Enhancement Research Initiative; Health Services Research & Development Center of Excellence; VA Rehabilitation Research of Excellence focusing on mild to moderate traumatic brain injury; Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center; and one of the VA’s six Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Centers. Including the outpatient clinics in Beaumont, Conroe, Galveston, Houston, Lufkin, Richmond, and Texas City, MEDVAMC outpatient clinics logged almost 1.3 million outpatient visits in fiscal year 2011. For the latest news releases and information about the MEDVAMC, visit www.houston.va.gov.