Clinic champions Tomball veteransClinic champions Tomball veteranshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=63772013-09-11T14:16:00Z2013-09-11T00:00:00Z

TOMBALL - The new 33,000-sf Veteran’s Affairs clinic, located at 1200 W. Main St., will open in October 2013. The clinic will give area veterans a local opportunity to seek medical treatment. Tomball and Magnolia residents have to travel to Houston or Conroe to get to the nearest veterans clinic.

The clinic will offer services such as primary health care, mental health care, women’s specialty care, phlebotomy, X-ray, teleretinal imaging, optometry and audiology services.

The VA has hired 42 of its initial 57 employees to run the clinic, and is in the process of training employees and transferring others from its downtown Houston and Conroe locations.

There are an estimated 46,000 veterans living in the greater Tomball area, and the Houston VA estimated it would serve 8,000 veterans through the Tomball location in its first year.

The clinic entered a 20-year lease for the property in 2011 for $1 million per year, and it will operate on taxpayer dollars.

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