VA Palo Alto Health Care System
VA and U.S. Army Corps Break Ground in Stockton
VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Sacramento District, hosted a ground breaking ceremony on Friday, November 8, for the new VA Stockton Clinic at 6505 S. Manthey Road, French Camp, CA 95123.
This state-of-the-art facility will feature the new VA's Patient Aligned Care Team design, offering adaptable exam rooms that can also accommodate telehealth, mental health, and other specialty services aimed to improve the Veteran experience.
"This is a new method, a new way of providing healthcare. Our mental health care will be embedded in the same clinic, so mental health and primary care all come to the Veteran in one room," said VAPAHCS Director and U.S. Army Veteran Thomas J. Fitzgerald III.
Keynote speaker U.S. Representative Jerry McNerney (CA-09) joined VAPAHCS and USACE leadership to kick-start the construction project. Veterans, their families and the public attended the event.
Construction is expected to be completed in two years.
A new 80-bed Veterans Community Living Center housing complex will be built nearby as well.
View photos from the event here.