VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Contract awarded to build VA/DOD clinic at former Fort Ord
September 20, 2013
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The contract to build the integrated Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense clinic in Marina, Calif., has been awarded to The Hamstra Group. The new clinic, situated on 14 acres of the former Fort Ord, is the second fully integrated VA/DoD facility in the nation.
"We are very excited to be moving forward toward a state-of-the-art clinic near Monterey with our DoD partner," said VA Palo Alto Health Care System Director Lisa Freeman. "Our shared vision of providing patient-driven care in an integrated environment will soon be a reality."
Construction of the clinic is expected to begin in the spring of 2014 and will take approximately 18 to 24 months to complete. The clinic is anticipated to open fall of 2016.
"This is a great step in bringing the best health care to Central Coast service members and retired Veterans,” said Congressman Sam Farr (CA-20). "By bringing the two departments together under one roof, we can seamlessly treat an individual throughout their career and into retirement. This design will hopefully become the model for future joint clinics throughout the country.”
When completed, the three-story, 146,000-gross-square-foot facility will provide care for approximately 80,000 military members and Veterans living on California’s Central Coast. The new facility will provide primary care and specialty care including medical/surgical subspecialty clinics, mental health care, audiology, physical and occupation therapy, ancillary and diagnostic service. The clinic will replace the VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s existing clinic to meet the growing healthcare need for Veterans in the region.