New location for Sussex County VA Clinic opens Sept. 12

GEORGETOWN – The new site for Sussex County’s Veterans Affairs clinic has the green light.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Sussex County Community Based Outpatient Clinic, currently located in the Georgetown Plaza will officially relocate on Sept. 12.

The new clinic, located at 21748 Roth Ave., Georgetown, is across the street from Delaware Technical Community College.

“We have gotten the green light on all of the systems at the new location and we are ready to start seeing veterans,” said Jake Spruance, interim associate director for operations at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wilmington.  “This new clinic was designed specifically to improve access to care, enhance work areas in the clinic and provide veterans in lower Delaware with a clinic they can be proud of.”

The new location has 10 primary care exam rooms, eight behavioral health consultation rooms; three dedicated telehealth rooms, two medical specialty, two clinical procedure rooms, and two dedicated women’s health rooms.

The clinic is approximately 10,000 sq. ft., which is 2,500 square feet larger than the current building.  The additional space allows for future expansion of services to meet the needs of veterans.

“This new facility is further evidence that the VA recognizes the growing number of veterans in lower Delaware and is committed to providing them the best health care available,” said Vince Kane, director for the Wilmington VAMC.  “We are also working on plans to expand the specialty services offered including additional telehealth options to ensure veterans have timely and convenient access to high quality care.  I know our dedicated staff are excited about the new space and opportunities to provide more services to veterans who call lower Delaware home.”

The VA has been communicating with local veterans’ organizations to announce the opening which will take place on Sept. 12.

“To assist with the transition, appointment letters are being mailed to veterans who have upcoming appointments that include the location of their appointments,” said Christine O’Donnell, chief of health administrative services at the Wilmington VAMC.  “Beginning Sept. 12, veterans with scheduled appointments at the VA Sussex County CBOC should report to the Roth Avenue location.”

VA Services offered at the new clinic include Primary Care, Comprehensive Women’s Health, Laboratory Services, Telehealth Services (including tele-retinal, tele-dermatology), Podiatry, Psychiatry, Behavioral Health counseling, and Social Work.

The Wilmington VA Medical Center’s sole purpose is providing world-class health care to America’s Veterans. If you are a Veteran, you may be eligible to receive care and benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

To learn about eligibility and enrollment visit www.vets.gov.

An official grand opening ceremony with ribbon cutting will take place in October.

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