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New Outpatient Clinic for Galveston County Veterans Opens in March

February 3, 2005

New Outpatient Clinic for Galveston County Veterans Opens in March

Another VA Outpatient Clinic will open in Texas City in April.


WHAT: The Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC) will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, March 4, 2005 at 10 a.m. celebrating the opening of its new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Galveston, Texas.

WHEN:   Friday, March 4, 2005, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Galveston Community Based VA Outpatient Clinic, 6115 Avenue L (Corner of 61st and L), Galveston, Texas 77551

Officially opening for patient care on Monday, March 7, 2005, the Galveston CBOC will provide primary care and mental health services for veterans in the area and is expected to see about 4,000 patients the first year of operation. The new Galveston CBOC will greatly expand the VA’s capacity for outpatient care in southeast Texas.

The MEDVAMC is contacting veterans currently enrolled at the medical center in Houston and living in the Galveston area, to determine if they wish to receive primary health care services at the new Galveston CBOC. Veterans may choose to stay with their current MEDVAMC health care provider or have the VA transfer their primary health care to the new Galveston CBOC. Veterans requiring specialized care will continue to receive this type of medical attention at the medical center in Houston.

In addition, another new CBOC, to be located at 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway (Mainland Mall Shopping Center) in Texas City, is scheduled to open in April 2005.

Veterans who wish to enroll in either the Galveston CBOC or the Texas City CBOC may call toll free 1-800-310-5001.