The project team has been chosen to deliver a new community-based outpatient clinic for the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, located on an accessible site convenient to the existing VA Specialty Care Clinic, community amenities, public transit and major transportation corridors.
The new two-story clinic, developed by US Federal Properties and leased to the VA, will consolidate existing mental health and primary care services into a single facility, custom-designed to serve the area’s 25,000 veterans. The 75,000-square-foot clinic will feature the VA’s Patient Aligned Pact Care Team model of care, which centers on patient-driven, proactive, personalized and team-based care.
Inspired by the Corpus Christi Bay in the Gulf of Mexico, the clinic’s architectural and interior design will accommodate increased clinical capacity for expanded mental health and primary care services in an efficient, sustainable and healing-centered environment located on an accessible site convenient to the existing VA Specialty Care Clinic, community amenities, public transit and major transportation corridors.
Extensive windows, native landscaping and thoughtful landscape design create a vital connection to the outdoors. A prominent, covered entry is intended to reassure and calm patients. Intuitive wayfinding, information kiosks and patient education and waiting areas also contribute to a sense of well-being. Efficient clinical space layout allows staff to spend more time with patients, protects patient privacy and minimizes fatigue.