U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs moving ahead with new clinics in Indianapolis, Terre Haute

Posted at 1:33 PM, Jan 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-28 20:14:28-05

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Federal officials are moving forward with two new Veteran Affairs outpatient clinics in Indiana.

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly says the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to lease sites for the clinics in Terre Haute and the west side of Indianapolis.

Donnelly says the new clinics aim to bring health care closer to more military veterans living in Indiana.

The VA's lease notices say it is planning to open the Terre Haute clinic in late 2021 and the Indianapolis clinic in mid-2022.

Richard Griffith of the VA's Veteran Health Indiana told the (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star that a survey found many veterans in western Indiana weren't obtaining medical services to which they were entitled.

According to the request for proposals, the VA is looking to lease nearly 68,000 square feet and 500 parking spaces to be used for an outpatient clinic on the west/northwest side of Indianapolis.

The leased area must be bound by SR 32 to the north, I-74 to the south, U.S. 421, N. Michigan Road, 38th St. and I-465 to the west, and SR 39 to the east.  

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