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VA San Diego Healthcare System celebrates grand opening of the new Oceanside Clinic

August 2010

VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) celebrated the grand opening of the new Oceanside Clinic on Friday, July 23, 2010.  More than 300 Veterans, community members, and elected officials attended the ceremony.  The new clinic opened for patient care on May 18, 2010 and is located at 1300 Rancho del Oro Road, Oceanside, CA.

Services offered at the new Oceanside clinic include primary care, mental health, compensation and pension physicals, diabetes, dermatology, laboratory, nutrition, optometry, prosthetics, social work, physical therapy, and radiology.  Dental, women Veteran's health and traumatic brain injury care will be added within the next few months. The two-story 65,465 square-foot clinic will provide services for up to 88,000 outpatient visits per year.  “This clinic is conveniently located and significantly expands our services for North County Veterans,” said Stan Johnson, director of the VA San Diego Healthcare System.

In 2009, VASDHS provided care to more than 54,400 outpatient clinic visits in the Vista and Escondido clinics.  VASDHS has been experiencing significant growth in demand for health care services for Veterans in North County, due to its proximity to Camp Pendleton Marine Base.  VASDHS has enrolled more than 25,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans since 2003.


VA Oceanside Clinic Grand Opening Ceremony Photo Gallery
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VA Oceanside Clinic ribbon cutting  Opening remarks by Stan Johnson, director of the VA San Diego Healthcare System  Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Color Guard  Flag Salute led by Col. Pete Houben (retired) 
 National anthem by Deborah Jackson (standing near the podium)  Visitors & guests listening during the VA Oceanside Clinic grand opening ceremony Exterior photo of new VA Oceanside Clinic  Visitors & guests listening during the VA Oceanside Clinic grand opening ceremony 
VA San Diego officials greet guests after the ceremony  Clarence Sellers (center), VA San Diego Healthcare System representative providing information to Veterans on health care elligibility & benefits after the ceremony  Cynthia Abair (left), Col. Pete Houben (middle) and Dr. Robert Smith (right)  talking during the Oceanside Clinic grand opening ceremony  Visitors checking out the clinic's museum during the tour