The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic will hold an open house Friday, Nov. 9, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at its new location, 1200 South Detroit Ave. on The University of Toledo Health Science Campus.The 66,000-square-foot facility was built on land purchased from the UT Foundation and replaced the existing clinic located on Glendale Avenue that the Ann Arbor Veterans Integrated Service Network leases from the University.
“The Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System remains committed to veterans in northwest Ohio,” said Robert P. McDivitt, director of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. “The new Toledo clinic will create a healing community designed to best serve Toledo-area veterans.”
The clinic provides opportunities for a closer relationship with the VA and new clinical training experiences for medical student rotations and resident education.
“Care for this nation’s veterans is a unique privilege and represents an outstanding educational opportunity for undergraduate and graduate medical education and across the range of health professions,” said Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, chancellor and executive vice president for biosciences and health affairs, and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences. “UT and UTMC are proud to participate in the delivery of their care.
“The ability for our learners to work closely with Veterans Affairs physicians and clinicians only increases the value of a University of Toledo health professional education,” Gold said.
The Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System has had a location in Toledo since 1978. The new center opened in September and offers veterans expanded services, including mental health, mental health compensation and pension exams, tele-medicine, dermatology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, ophthalmology and dental care.
Since 1953, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System has provided state-of-the-art health-care services to the men and women who have proudly served the nation. Nearly 57,000 veterans living in a 15-county area of Michigan and northwest Ohio utilized the system in fiscal year 2011.The Ann Arbor Medical Center also serves as a referral center for specialty care.