VA San Diego Healthcare System
VA Breaks Ground on New Chula Vista Clinic
March 27, 2018
Veterans Affairs (VA) San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) is pleased to announce the groundbreaking for a new VA healthcare clinic on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. The new clinic will be located at 353 H Street at the corner of H and 3rd streets in Chula Vista and will replace the current Chula Vista clinic.
The new build-to-suit building will be a two-story, 31,000-square-feet facility, three times the size of the current clinic and will offer convenient parking with 236 parking spaces. We will have expanded capacity for appointments and will continue to offer primary care, integrated mental health, laboratory, pathology, audiology, telemedicine, optometry and podiatry with approximately 100 staff.
The VA Chula Vista Clinic currently provides care to more than 9,000 Veterans living in the South Bay and had more than 30,690 visits in Fiscal Year 2017. VASDHS staff are working with the design team to determine space layout for the clinical programs.
Construction is expected to be completed by December 2019 with a projected clinic opening in early 2020. The project cost to build the clinic is approximately $27 million.
“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 will be designed to meet their needs and in many cases avoid travel to the La Jolla medical center for care,” Smith said.