By Beacon Staff
The Iowa City Veteran Administration Health Care System is opening a new outpatient clinic in Burlington.
The clinic, which will be located at 1000 N. Roosevelt Ave. Suite 7, will offer services and care to local veterans that may or may not have used the VA before. The clinic is expected to open later in 2021 for patient care. Currently, the closest VA hospital is in Iowa City.
“This clinic will be a little different from the other outpatient clinics in the area,” said Bryan Clark, a public affairs officer for the Iowa City VA. “It is smaller and will house a primary care team, a mental health team, some pharmacy and blood draw services for patients needing lab work. Other services will still be offered at larger nearby clinics or at the Iowa City VA.”
As for the staff for the new clinic, Clark said that “there will be five staff to start with: one primary care provider, one mental health provider, two registered nurses, and a medical support assistant for scheduling and check-in.”
The new VA outpatient clinic will measure about 3,200 square feet. This space will allow VA the ability to grow primary care and mental health services to veterans, reducing travel time and adding convenience for patients.