The Birmingham Veterans Affairs Health Care System has announced a new Community Based Outpatient Clinic coming to Oxford.

The new 15,000-plus square foot designed clinic will be the first of its kind in a true Patient Aligned Care Team concept and will offer primary care and mental health services, as well as the addition of two new services with audiology and optometry. The new CBOC will be located at 127 Davis Loop in Oxford, replacing the existing clinic currently located at 96 Ali Way.

“We are excited about the new VA clinic being able to provide expanded services closer to where our veterans live,” BVAHCS Director Stacy Vasquez said. “The expansion of these services will assist many of our veterans to receive care locally without having to drive to Birmingham.”

The PACT design will include separate corridor/entrances into examination rooms for patient and staff, work areas for enhanced coordination of care team, 12 standard exam rooms, a Women’s Health room, a Tele-Health room, a Tele-Retinal room and two triage rooms while staffing more than 30 employees. The current CBOC in Oxford/Anniston provides healthcare to more than 4,300 Veterans annually.

Construction for the new site will be managed by Construction Managers Incorporation based in Fremont, North Carolina. The construction project is expected to cost $4 million with a five year lease and five one-year options. Completion of the new clinic is expected to be approximately one year after construction begins.

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