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New Lakeland veterans clinic coming in 2024

The new facility will consolidate and expand existing primary care and mental health clinics in the area.
Artist renderings of the new Lakeland VA clinic to be completed in 2024.
Artist renderings of the new Lakeland VA clinic to be completed in 2024. [ Courtesy of PH LLC ]
Published Feb. 11

The U.S. General Services Administration awarded a more than $112 million contract to Nevada-based company PH LLC last month to build the new Lakeland clinic, which is part of the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital & Clinics based in Tampa, according to a spokeswoman for the Tampa system and the contract award notice.

The new space, slated to have 92,600 usable square feet, would consolidate and expand upon existing Department of Veterans’ Affairs leases in Lakeland, which include primary care and mental health clinics, according to a release. The current clinics provide health care to more than 23,000 veterans in Polk and Hillsborough counties.

The new facility will feature services such as physical therapy, prosthetics, a dispensing pharmacy, an eye clinic and more. It is set for completion in 2024.

“We are thrilled to expand our world-class health care to better serve the veterans in and around Lakeland,” said David VanMeter, interim director of James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, in a statement. “This new clinic will not only be bigger, but better suited to our patients’ evolving needs.”