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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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New VA Outpatient Clinic to Open in Lake Jackson This Summer

February 10, 2011

HOUSTON - The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) will open a new VA outpatient clinic in Lake Jackson this summer.

“Opening the Lake Jackson 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 208 South Oak Drive, Suites 700 and 800, Lake Jackson, 77566 near the Post Office and the Brazosport Regional Health System complex.

“An outpatient clinic in Lake Jackson is great, great news for Veterans living in Brazoria County,” said John Jerabeck, Brazoria County Veterans Service Officer. “Veterans here are really looking forward to having easy access to local VA health care.”

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 women’s heath services in addition to phlebotomy, X-ray, and telemedicine services. Emergency medication needs will be met on a local contract basis.

Veterans who wish to transfer their primary health care to the new Lake Jackson VA Outpatient Clinic should call 713-791-1414, press 1, then dial ext. 4989.

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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 120,000 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, and Richmond, MEDVAMC outpatient clinics logged more than one million outpatient visits in fiscal year 2010. For the latest news releases and information about the MEDVAMC, visit www.houston.va.gov.