Work could begin sometime next summer on a new Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic designed to serve veterans in the northern Colorado region.
The facility, which will be a part of the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Health Care System, will go up on the east side of Loveland and, upon completion, will replace an existing VA clinic in Fort Collins.
Measuring more than 75,600 square feet, the new facility is expected to accommodate up to two hundred veterans on a daily basis, and will include a variety of health care services including physical therapy, eye and dental care, and radiology.
The clinic will be built at 4875 Byrd Drive on currently vacant land roughly 7 miles to the northeast of downtown Loveland.
In a signed column for the Wyoming News, Paul Roberts, director of the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Health Care System, said the new facility will “ensure that veterans in northern Colorado have the care and services they deserve.”
Funding for what is being called the Northern Colorado Outpatient Clinic is coming out of an appropriation recently approved by Congress.
It is thought that it will cost around $16 million to design and build the structure, which is expected to be completed and open for business in early 2022.
Founded in 1934, the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Health Care System currently operates community-based outpatient clinics serving an estimated 24,000 veterans in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming.
By Garry Boulard
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