Alaska VA to break ground on new clinic

The clinic will be located at 241 East Rockwell Ave. in Soldotna.

Kenai Peninsula veterans will soon have access to a new outpatient clinic that will provide locally many of the health care services they need.

The Alaska Veterans Administration Healthcare System announced in a Thursday press release that they will be breaking ground on their new Community Based Outpatient clinic in Soldotna on Friday, June 5 at 12 p.m.

The clinic will be located at 241 East Rockwell Ave. at the corner of Fireweed Street and Rockwell Avenue.

The one-story building will be approximately 11,000 square feet. Eighteen VA personnel will be working there to provide primary and specialty care services.

Available services will include three primary care teams, physical therapy, a laboratory, tele-clinics and women’s health, according to the release. The clinic will provide these services to the estimated 7,580 veterans living on the peninsula.

“The Alaska VA Healthcare System is committed to expanding the services available for our enrolled Veterans,” AVAHS Associate Director Thomas Steinbrunner said in the release. “This is a big step toward getting the facility and staff we need in the Kenai area to meet our Veterans’ needs.

VA health care services for the central peninsula area have been provided out of Central Peninsula Hospital since February of last year, when the VA had to close their outpatient clinic in Kenai due to structural instability in the building.

Veterans and their families can call 907-257-5463 at anytime or email alaskaquery@va.gov for any questions regarding VA services.

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