Flashback 422 days ago when construction began on the now opened Joplin VA Outpatient Clinic

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Contruction began 422 days ago at 3015 S Connecticut.  Now the new VA Clinic Outpatient Joplin is complete.

(64804) — The new VA clinic opened Tuesday in Joplin. They are taking patients now. For more information click the story from Gretchen Bolander.

CLICK⤵️for the story from Gretchen Bolander about opening day and how you can make your appointment(s) if you are a Veteran.

“Too bad Howard Spiva did not live to see this. He spent his whole life working tirelessly for veterans. One of his dreams was to have a medical facility in Joplin for military veterans. I am sure ‘Doc’ is smiling down from heaven. Congratulations Joplin!” – Dale Hawks

14 MONTHS AGO — DECEMBER 17, 2017 — ORIGINAL STORY

by: Shannon Becker KSN KODE 4SHP JLNews

(64804) — Joplin is finally going to have a VA Clinic for our veterans. The construction begins today on the VA Joplin Community Outpatient Clinic at 3015 S Connecticut Ave. This clinic will offer veterans of the region: primary care, radiology, mental health treatment, labs and audiology services.

The clinic will serve 7,000-9,000 area veterans. This 24,000 square foot build-out is tentatively scheduled for a late summer 2018 opening. “We look forward to opening this facility to serve those who have already given so much,” Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert told the crowd gathered.

This new Joplin clinic is being built at the same time as a new Springfield clinic. By locating clinics in Joplin and Springfield this meets the VA mandate to create access within a 30-minute drive for veterans to receive healthcare. Additionally the Gene Taylor VA Outpatient Clinic in Mt. Vernon will close when these two clinics are open.

VFW District 7 are presenting colors. The color guard is led by District Commander Amy Donaldson and includes commanders and members from Vfwpost534joplinmo and VFW Post 5293 – Southtown Joplin. #VAJoplin #MayorSeibert #VAJoplinCOC #KODE12 #KSN16 #JoplinNewsFirst

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