The Sioux Falls Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System has awarded a lease for a new site for the VA Community Based Clinic (CBOC) in Watertown. SD. Plans will now begin for the contractor, Command and Control Construction, LLC, to renovate the former Ace Hardware building at 12 19th S. NE in Watertown. Construction should start in late fall or early winter of 2018.
The current Watertown CBOC has 6,895 sq. feet; and the new clinic will add nearly 3,000 sq. feet for primary care, expanded mental health and telehealth services, as well as for physical therapy treatment.
Since the clinic’s humble beginning in 2009 as a temporary mobile clinic near the National Guard Armory, it has continued to grow with the support of Watertown area Veterans and the community. Currently located in the Willow Creek Plaza, VA staff serve approximately 2,300 Veterans who reside in 11 surrounding communities. The new clinic will have capacity to see up to 3,000 Veterans.