Iowa City VA Health Care System to relocate Quincy clinic to former Best Buy building
The Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVAHCS) is relocating the Quincy, IL Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) from the current location at 721 Broadway Street to a new leased location at 6020 Broadway Street.
The current location will no longer serve as a VA outpatient location once the move is finalized. The new location is in the former Best Buy.
"The new location will allow us to continue to meet the needs of our Veterans and to provide quality access to care for the many Veterans who live in the area. Iowa City VA Health Care System is committed to serving those who have served this country," says Judith Johnson-Mekota, Director of the ICVAHCS.
The new VA outpatient clinic will total approximately 22,000 square feet; almost 3 times larger than current space. This increase allows VA the ability to add a physical therapy team and increase mental health services, reducing travel time and adding convenience for patients.
Other increased programs and services at the new location include radiology and blood draw laboratory, as well as added space for primary care appointments. Audiology services will expand, including access to the Iowa City VA audiology mobile clinic.
“The added value to our patients will be the access to more services locally, like radiology and physical therapy. The increased space will also allow staff to provide greater comfort and privacy for the Veterans. We will likewise see an improvement in the education and training that we can provide for patients without waiting for available space to conduct those activities,” says Angela Schamberger, Clinic Manager for the Quincy CBOC.
The current clinic opened in November of 2005.
If you are a Veteran with an honorable discharge and are interested in receiving care at the Quincy clinic, please call the clinic at 217-224-3366 to discuss enrollment or call our dedicated enrollment number, 877-222-VETS, to sign up for health care today.
Construction and design of the new space is expected to begin soon and the projected open date is late 2019. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held upon the opening of the new location.