VA San Diego Healthcare System
VA Chula Vista Clinic Celebrates Virtual Grand Opening
October 2, 2020
VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) is pleased to announce the opening of the new VA Chula Vista Clinic on October 19, 2020. The new $27 million clinic, located at 353 H Street in Chula Vista, replaces the current Chula Vista clinic.
The virtual grand opening ceremony and tour will include remarks from Congressman Juan Vargas (51st District) and Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas. The link to the ceremony will be posted on Friday, October 16, 2020, at 10 a.m. on the VASDHS Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/VASanDiego
The spacious new facility is three times larger than the old clinic and offers expanded capacity for appointments with the ability to serve up to 25,000 Veterans. Primary care will expand to 28 exam rooms as compared to 11 at the old clinic and mental health will have 12 consultation rooms. In addition to primary care and mental health, the clinic will continue to offer laboratory, pathology, audiology, telemedicine, optometry, podiatry, as well as new services including gynecology and women’s health. Additionally, new audiology testing booths will allow Veterans to get their hearing tested in Chula Vista rather than having to travel to the medical center.
There is also convenient parking with 236 dedicated VA parking spaces. The VA Chula Vista Clinic has a staff of 100 and currently provides care to more than 9,000 Veterans living in the South Bay with more than 32,427 visits in the fiscal year 2019.
“This is a big step toward getting the facilities and staff we need in the South Bay to meet our Veteran needs in that area, and it aligns with the VA Major Initiatives: improve Veterans mental health, enhance the Veteran experience and access to health care,” said VASDHS Director Dr. Robert M. Smith. “There is a large number of Veterans living in the South Bay area, and this clinic was designed to meet their needs and, in many cases, avoid travel to the La Jolla medical center for care,” Smith said.
Please note: Due to the pandemic, only patients with appointments can visit the clinic at this time.