The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a new VA clinic in Corpus Christi, Texas, in a ceremony on Thursday, August 31.
The new VA facility, Corpus Christi West Point VA Clinic, housed at 925 South Padre Island Drive, replaces the existing Corpus Christi Outpatient Clinic, and allows for expansion and to serve the growing Veteran population of the coastal bend region.
“Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors have served and sacrificed for our country, and now, it’s our job to serve them as well as they’ve served us,” VA Heart of Texas Healthcare Network Director Dr. Wendell Jones said. “All Veterans deserve timely access to world-class health care and earned benefits, and we will never settle for anything less.”
VA broke ground in 2021 for the new facility, which was designed by Hoefer Wysocki.
“The Corpus Christi West Point VA Clinic includes 65,000 square feet of net usable space and collocates primary care, blood draw, our U.S. Department of House and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing, or HUD-VASH Program, and imaging services under one roof to provide a one-stop shop for Veterans served,” VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System Director Homero S. Martinez, III, said. “This clinic was also designed to feature numerous green initiatives.”
The clinic is also designated as a Purple Heart facility, honoring the Veteran heroes who have received this prestigious distinction.
“Veterans, not us, are the ultimate judges of our success,” Martinez said. “We at VA will stop at nothing to serve every Veteran as well as they have served us.”
VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend health care offers services to more than 40,000 Veterans living in 20 counties in deep south Texas and provides Veterans with health care services at nine locations serving the deep south region of Texas. Facilities include the Harlingen VA Clinic, a VA health care center, and eight community-based outpatient clinics in Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Laredo, and McAllen. It also operates the Texas Valley Coastal Bend VA Mobile Clinic for Veterans who are homeless or live in rural areas. Learn more about the locations and health services offered at https://www.va.gov/texas-valley-health-care/.