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VA Portland, Veterans and community leaders celebrate opening of new Fairview Clinic
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
Published on Thursday March 3, 2016    6:25 PM     
 
PORTLAND, Oregon - Approximately 250 people participate in ceremony and tours of new health facility for Veterans today...

VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) staff along with community leaders and guests celebrated the opening its newest clinic today in Fairview as part of an on-going effort to improve access to care for Veterans.

The new 26,000 square foot Fairview Clinic is replacing the East Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) that was located on Northeast Glisan Street with nearly four times the space and additional services for Veterans. The new facility will have Primary Care as well as comprehensive Mental Health services, Community Reintegration Program services, enrollment, and pharmacy consultation services. The Fairview Clinic location is 1800 Northeast Market Drive, Fairview, OR 97024.

"The Fairview was established as part of the continuing effort to provide world-class health care closer to where Veterans live across the 26-county VA Portland Health Care System," said Joanne M. Krumberger, VAPORHCS Director. "Community-based clinics are key to providing Veterans better access to high-quality care closer to home. By reducing the distance Veterans have to travel, we have shown that more Veterans benefit from the health care services they have earned through their service to our Nation."

The former East CBOC closed as of March 4 to allow for the transition and the new Fairview Clinic, which is scheduled to open on March 11. Services for Veterans will be scheduled at other VAPORHCS facilities during this transition period.

'This is an incredible, first class facility we at the VA Portland are proud to present to our Veterans," said Krumberger. "I know our Fairview and Gresham area Veterans will be happy with the beautiful design, expanded size, and additional services provided here. We are honored to serve our Veterans and this new clinic is the perfect tool to allow our staff to provide the best care possible."