Honoring and caring for our veterans was at the top of everyone’s mind on Monday, November 12th during the groundbreaking ceremony on the brand new Colorado Springs Community Based Outpatient VA Clinic.
Mayor Steve Bach thanked everyone involved for their hard work in bringing the new clinic to Colorado Springs. He also thanked the many veterans in attendance for their service and reminded them that the military has been a part of the fabric of Colorado Springs since the very beginning. “Our city was founded by a Medal of Honor winner, General William Jackson Palmer. He was an innovator with a passion to give back to his community, and that passion lives on here today.”
The new clinic, scheduled to open in Spring 2014, will be 80,000 square feet and serve thousands more veterans than the current facilities. The central location on Fillmore and Centennial will be easily accessible from I-25. More services, including lab, x-ray, audiology, optometry, mental health, physical therapy and primary care will be provided at the new Clinic, cutting down on trips to Denver for Colorado Springs veterans.