UPDATE: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hosted opening ceremony Sept. 16 for a new speciality clinic at 3804 W. 15th St. in Plano.
- The VA Community based Outpatient Clinic equipped to serve approximately 6,000 veterans per year
- To provides primary care, mental health, telemedicine, laboratory and X-ray services
- U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Plano, advocated for the clinic for several years
- Aims to offset the growing demand for veterans services in Collin County
Thousands of area veterans won’t have to travel to the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center for outpatient services when a new Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic opens at 3804 W. 15th St Plano-TX 75075 near Medical Center of Plano in May. About 10,000-sqft Community-Based Outpatient Clinic will serve Collin County and surrounding areas.
Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic was planned about four years ago by U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson, who wanted to bring health care closer to North Texas as veterans say South Dallas is too far to commute for medical services.
The new clinic will provide primary care, mental health care, x-ray, laboratory and tele-medicine services. According to Peter Dancy (Associate Director of VA N. Texas), the clinic hopes to eventually serve about 6,000 veterans per year with help of at least 5 physicians along with registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, phlebotomist, pharmacist and social workers.
VA Clinic construction will likely begin within the next couple of months. Currently, Collin County veterans must travel to Bonham or Dallas for treatment.
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