VA San Diego Healthcare System
New Location for VA Chula Vista Clinic Announced
VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) is pleased to announce that we have signed a lease for an interim clinic in Chula Vista until a permanent clinic that will triple in size can be constructed. The new clinic will be located at 865 Third Avenue - just next door to the old location. The Chula Vista Clinic has been serving Veterans in the South Bay since July 1999. In fiscal year 2014, the VA Chula Vista Clinic provided more than 30,410 clinic appointments and the demand for care has been increasing every year.
The new clinic has approximately the same square feet of current space, 27 exam rooms and will provide all the same services currently available including; primary care, mental health care, optometry, podiatry, social work, laboratory services and ample parking. “We are very happy with the timely award of this lease and feel this will be an excellent location for our Veterans needing health care in the South Bay area,” said Healthcare System Director, Jeffrey Gering. “We hope to be able to open the new clinic before the end of November,” Gering added.
VASDHS has congressional authorization under the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act, signed by the President in August 2014, for a new location in the South Bay area that will be three times the size of the current space. That clinic will take three years to complete as it requires extensive planning, site prep and construction. A team from VA Central Office is working very hard with the local health care system officials to award a long-term lease in 2016 for that permanent clinic.