New Myrtle Beach VA clinic receives certificate of occupancy

New Myrtle Beach VA clinic receives certificate of occupancy
The new VA clinic is scheduled to open spring 2021. (Source: Patrick Lloyd WMBF)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – A new Veterans Affairs clinic is one step closer to opening.

The facility, which is located on Airpark Drive near The Market Common, has received its ‘certificate of occupancy,’ the city of Myrtle Beach announced Monday morning.

The $13.8 million clinic will offer services beyond primary care and mental health services, including treatment for dermatology, podiatry, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Officials said the facility is expected to open in spring 2021.

Officials with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said they’ll go through a walk-through inspection of the building Thursday.

“After that, we’ll be moving on to the activation phase where we fill it up with all the equipment and everything that we need, and we look forward to occupying the building open in spring of 2021,” Dr. Robert Glass, Acting Chief of Primary Care, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said.

Glass said he wants veterans to enjoy the practicality and convenience of having a state-of-the-art facility in the Grand Strand.

“They have served and they have earned everything that we give them, and we want to make sure that they get the best, and this is our way of providing that for them,” he said.

This new VA clinic in Myrtle Beach is a huge deal for veterans along the Grand Strand because many have to travel to Charleston to receive care since the current one doesn’t have as many resources.

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