Groundbreaking set for Friday, June 17, 2011 for new VA Outpatient Clinic in Austin
The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is set to break ground for a new replacement building for its Austin Outpatient Clinic Friday, June 17, 2011, at 10 a.m. at 7901 Metropolis Drive in Austin. The new location is at the intersection of Metropolis Drive and Metlink Road near State Highways 183 and 71 in South Austin.
When completed, the new Austin Outpatient Clinic will be the largest free-standing clinic of its type in the nation with 184,000 square feet, three times larger than the current facility located at Montopolis Drive and Oltorf in Austin. With this additional space, the Austin Outpatient Clinic is slated to offer expanded VA services to Veterans in the Austin area, including Mammography, Gastroenterology, Imaging, Orthopedics, Urology and additional space for the Women’s Clinic as well as all current services. Other services to be considered for future expansion are Chemotherapy, Ear Nose and Throat, General Surgery, and Oncology.
Speakers at the event will include U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett, 25th District of Texas, and the Mayor of Austin, Lee Leffingwell will present a proclamation. If his schedule permits, U.S. Senator John Cornyn will also participate.
The target date for opening of the new building is the spring of 2013. The current 60,000 square-foot Austin Outpatient Clinic is located at 2901 Montopolis Drive and provides primary care, urgent care, and more than 20 areas of specialty of care. An additional 16,000 square-feet of leased space at the Southgate building on I-35 close to Oltorf houses Mental Health, Health Care for Homeless Veterans, and Home-Based Primary Care services. All operations at the current clinic and Southgate Building will be moved to the new Austin Outpatient Clinic when it is completed to offer Veterans the convenience of obtaining their outpatient medical care at one location.
Media wishing to attend either event should contact Deborah Meyer at (254) 534-0304.