VA Clinic plans to expand in the Quad Cities

FILE - In this April 2, 2015, file photo, a visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported Saturday, June 20, 2015, online ahead of its Sunday editions. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
FILE - In this April 2, 2015, file photo, a visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported Saturday, June 20, 2015, online ahead of its Sunday editions. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The Iowa City VA Health Care System is expanding services in the Quad Cities. The VA hospital announced Mon. Oct. 31, 2016 that it is opening a new outpatient clinic in Davenport to replace the current clinic located in Bettendorf.

The new clinic will provide an additional 11,000 square feet of space over the current clinic and will include expanded services for treatment, including dedicated women’s health exam rooms, and increased accommodation for primary care, mental health, pharmacy and physical therapy. The new clinic will be located at 2828 West Locust St. and is expected to open in March of 2018.

Officials say the larger space is needed in the Quad Cities, which presently serves about 9,000 veterans at it’s Bettendorf clinic. The VA says the Bettendorf clinic is at capacity and the new Davenport clinic will allow for another 2,400 veterans to have access to care. Other new services that will be provided at the new Davenport location include Audiology, Optometry, Podiatry, and Chiropractor and Acupuncture care. Tele-Health services will also be expanded to increase access to the VA hospital in Iowa City.

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