The Department of Veterans Affairs officially opened its new Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Palm Bay in mid-November.
Although health care services have been provided at the new Palm Bay facility since Sept. 14, the ribbon-cutting ceremony was delayed due to COVID-19 first and subsequent inclement weather.
“After almost eight years of working toward this important goal, I’m pleased that Palm Bay area veterans will now be able to get the VA medical services they need closer to home in Palm Bay,” Congressman Bill Posey said.
“With almost 35,000 veterans enrolled at the Viera Clinic, this new primary care VA facility will help the VA keep up with the growing demand for services,” Posey said.
The Palm Bay VA is a welcome relief to the many veterans who regularly travel from southern neighborhoods of Brevard to the Viera clinic to access health care services, including medical equipment and prescriptions.
Rob Medina, mayor elect of Palm Bay who served in the Marine Corps, also was delighted with the opening of the new VA clinic. He said: “I am truly grateful to Congressman Posey and all that have made this a reality for our local area veterans. The VA outpatient clinic in the city of Palm Bay is a true treasure for our community.”
Medina noted that the Department of Veterans Affairs’ motto, a quote from Abraham Lincoln, is a tribute to the sacrifices endured by our veterans and their families: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle.”
The Palm Bay VA clinic is at 5200 Babcock St., NE, Suite 101, Palm Bay. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding public holidays. For more information call 321-728-8300.