EL PASO, TEXAS -- Congressman Beto O’Rourke returned home on Wednesday to officially begin construction on a new VA mental health clinic. Here is s statement from O'Rourke's Senate campaign:
As part of his successful initiatives to expand care and services for veterans, the member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity broke ground at the new Medical Center of America’s (MCA) VA Mental Health Clinic in El Paso. The clinic is a direct product of the Congressman's on-the-ground advocacy and innovative pilot program that he created to better serve veterans.
The new facility will house all mental health services for the El Paso VA, serving over 7,000 veterans in the region with programs designed specifically to prioritize service-related health conditions. These include Monitored Treatment, Substance Use Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder programs. Beyond directly serving our veterans, the MCA’s VA Mental Health Clinic will also host a Wellness Center where medical residents from the nearby Texas Technical University Health Science Center El Paso will be able to participate in an innovative teaching partnership program. The 33,000 square foot clinic that broke ground today is expected to be completed next year.