The Kansas City VA Medical Center’s newest addition is a 23,000 square foot health care facility in Lenexa, Kansas. The official ribbon cutting event in July drew a crowd of area Veterans, distinguished guests and KCVA staff.
This new VA clinic will provide ample space for multiple primary care and specialty services for Veterans living south and west of Kansas City, according to Paula Roychaudhuri, acting medical center director.
“At 23,000 square feet, this facility is the largest community VA clinic in our health care system,” she said. “We now have a state-of-the-art space to provide much-needed capabilities, improve Veteran care, and reduce the need to travel to the main KCVA campus.
“Many of the services available here were previously only available at our main hospital.”
Supporting more than 2,500 Veterans
The Lenexa VA Clinic will initially be home to two patient aligned care teams (PACTs) supporting more than 2,500 Veterans from Johnson County, Kansas, and surrounding communities.
These teams, along with many of their existing Veteran patients, are moving from the Shawnee VA Clinic, according to Vivion Hanson, Lenexa VA Clinic nurse manager.
“The two PACT teams moving into this beautiful and well-equipped facility are bringing their experience and teamwork, and most of their patients, to get this new clinic off on the right foot from the start.”
Available specialty services:
- Physical Therapy
- Prosthetics and Sensory Aids
- Optometry and Optical Shop
- Pharmacy Services
- Respiratory Services
- Weight Management
- General Surgery Clinic
- Whole Health
- Mental Health Services
“Our goal is to make it easy for Veterans to access their benefits, care and services from KCVA and our partners who support Veterans across the Kansas City Metro and beyond,” Roychaudhuri said.
“We want to be the health care system Veterans choose and trust,” she said. “The new Lenexa VA Clinic makes that goal a reality for many Veterans living in Johnson County.”
For more information on the Kansas City VA, visit: https://www.kansascity.va.gov/.