As VA Clinic Moves from Spring City, So Do Patients
The newly renovated West Norriton VA Clinic (at top) include a drive-up, drop-off entrance for veterans with mobility concerns
SPRING CITY PA – The Spring City community-based outpatient clinic, operated by the Coatesville Health Care System of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, has officially made its move from the grounds of the Southeastern Veterans Center, 1 Veterans Dr., to new quarters at 2495 General Armistead Ave. in West Norriton.
VA providers began seeing patients there Monday (Nov. 22). The move was celebrated Tuesday (Nov. 16, 2021) by a public ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The new and renovated clinic location “provides three times the space” available in Spring City, “with 17 dedicated exam rooms, to meet the growing need for health care services in the community,” Veterans Affairs reported on its website. The clinic size has grown to about 10,500 square feet at the new site. It also has ample parking and is near public transportation, it reported.
All appointments already scheduled for the Spring City clinic “will automatically transfer” to West Norriton, according to the agency. Its phone numbers will remain the same, it added. Veterans needing a new appointment can call the VA call center at 610-383-0239. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The VA said it paid “nearly $1.8 million for the new clinic design and renovation work, to improve access and care coordination between all services.”
Immediately available are providers for primary care, mental health care, women’s health care, whole health, telehealth, laboratory services, social work services, an around-the-clock nurse help line, and transportation services. Planned future services are expected to include audiology, optometry, physical therapy, and podiatry.
The Spring City clinic initially opened in 2002, the VA reported. Since then, it said, the clinic has provided mental health and primary care to nearly 9,400 area veterans annually. The move became necessary particularly during the past five years, the agency added, as “demand for health care services among veterans … increased while the clinic space remained the same.”
Photo provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs