The new Edmonds VA clinic began providing in-person care last month. This comes over six months after VA Puget Sound Health Care System first announced its plan to open Community Based Outpatients Clinics (CBOCs) in Edmonds, Puyallup, Olympia, and Everett.
The first micro-clinic was opened June 14, when VA Puget Sound announced the opening of the 5,368- square-foot Edmonds facility, located in the Edmonds Medical Pavilion building at 21616 76th Avenue West (suites 107 and 112) across the street from Swedish Medical Center.The announcement also noted that all three of the microclinics will be open by the end of July, and that the 26,000-square-foot Everett outpatient clinic will open mid-2022.
The Edmonds CBOC serves as a primary care clinic and provides home-based primary care to patients who may require it. Patients also have access to providers specializing in behavioral and mental health, nutrition, prosthetics and orthotics, and clinical pharmacology. Other services that veterans can access at the Edmonds clinic include laboratory work, social work, and telehealth.
Enrolling more than 3,500
The clinic will be able to enroll 3,050 eligible veterans as patients. In total, the three micro-clinics will serve about 11,000 veterans.
The Everett location is expected to be able to provide primary care to 6,000 to 8,000 patients when it opens, which could eventually increase to 12,000 based on patient demand. The Everett clinic will offer some services, such as physical therapy and certain types of imaging, that are not available at the Edmonds location and the other smaller clinics.
Those interested in seeking care at the Edmonds clinic should call 206-716-5858 or 253-582-8440, extension 71234.