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VA to open clinic in Riverview in 2010

RIVERVIEW — The Department of Veterans Affairs will expand services to southern Hillsborough County with a new clinic set to open by 2010.

The 50,000-square-foot facility will be similar to one in New Port Richey but would offer more services, according to Carolyn Clark, a spokesperson for the VA in Tampa.

The clinic is still in the planning stages and an exact site or cost haven't been determined.

It will offer primary care as well as some specialized services. Those specialties haven't been determined yet but could include mental health services, cardiology or orthopedics, Clark said.

The clinic would serve veterans from southern Hillsborough County and western Polk County, according to Clark. She estimated there are more than 28,000 veterans in those areas who qualify for VA care.

The outpatient clinic will serve a varied veteran population from the World War II, Korean, and Vietnam eras as well as those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, Clark wrote in a recent e-mail.

The clinic will operate under the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa.

Haley serves more than 400,000 veterans in the region and has one of four special treatment centers for soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bay Pines VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg runs eight similar clinics, including ones in Dunedin, Sebring and Sarasota.

VA to open clinic in Riverview in 2010 07/31/08 [Last modified: Thursday, July 31, 2008 4:31am]
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