Skip to Content

Birmingham VA celebrates new clinic with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Birmingham VA East Clinic Ribbon Cutting
Dr. Oladipo Kukoyi, Birmingham VA Health Care System Executive Director, (center) and (left to right) Dr. David Walker, VA Southeast Network (VISN 7) Director, Congressman Gary Palmer, Commissioner Lashunda Scales, and Alabama State Representative Neil Rafferty, City Councilor Hunter Williams, cut the ribbon during a grand opening ceremony for the new Birmingham East VA Clinic, January 26, 2022. (Photo by Zita McCall)

The Birmingham VA Health Care System hosted an in-person and virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Birmingham East VA Clinic January 26, 2022, at 7901 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35210.

Following universal COVID-19 precautions and limiting the number of in-person guests to 50, the ceremony is available for viewing via the BVAHCS Facebook page.

The 64,000 square foot leased space will relocate all Birmingham VA outpatient mental health services to the new facility to serve approximately 25,000 patients per year. The new clinic will offer outpatient mental health services, including specialty clinics for PTSD, Substance Use Disorder, and Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery to better serve Veterans and their family member’s needs.

“This clinic will be one of now ten Community Based Outpatient Clinics managed by the Birmingham VA Health Care System,” said Kukoyi. “It will offer many health care services in one location, producing a positive impact on our Medical Center in Birmingham by providing more space to expand our current services.”

The clinic will also include a lab facility where may staff may conduct lab work on-site.

“This is the newest VA site of care in the Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina region,” said Walker. “The vision of VISN 7 is to be the benchmark of excellence in health care for all of our Veterans across these three states.”

The location will be staffed with approximately 200 health care workers when operating at full capacity. Kukoyi recognized the new clinic staff and expressed his appreciation to members of the community for their continued support of the Birmingham VA and our Veterans.

Thank you to our community leaders and partners for their participation in this extraordinary event, he said.

The clinic staff followed the ceremony with an open house and tour of the new facility.

For more information about the Birmingham VA Health Care System, enroll in VA health care or to find a VA location, visit

See all stories