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Construction for New Veterans Affairs Clinic Underway, Slated to Open in 2015

by on July 14, 2014 3:25 PM

A new Veterans Affairs clinic for the State College area is under construction.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is constructing a new outpatient clinic at 2581 Clyde Avenue of off East College Avenue in College Township. The facility is expected to open in early 2015.

The clinic will increase from 5,493 square feet at its current location on Enterprise Drive to more than 13,156 square feet.

The agency says the expansion project will enhance veterans' access to health care, increase use of virtual care, tele-health, women's health, future expansion of home based primary care, and will offer ancillary services such as laboratory and expanding into limited X-ray services in the future.

The State College clinic saw just over 4,000 patients with about 15,500 separate appointments in the 2012-2013 fiscal year, according to figures released by the Altoona VA.

The State College clinic offers primary care, including regular check-ups, flu shots, lab work, audiology, optometry and podiatry. The clinic also has social workers and mental health counselors.

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Jennifer Miller is a reporter for StateCollege.com. She has worked in journalism since 2005. She's covered news at the local, state and national level with an emphasis on crime and local government.
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