Clay County VA Clinic
Voting is Now Open!
The ballot is now open online to cast your vote for the Clay County VA Clinic! Please feel free to direct people to either our office (352-505-0838) or the Clay County Supervisor of Elections office (904-269-6350) for access numbers if you have not yet received one. Please feel free to share with your friends and family.
The link to the ballot is below:
Thank you to all who participated in submitting names for this project. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our Gainesville District Office at 352-505-0838.
May 6, 2019 - CLAY COUNTY VA CLINIC CREATIVE WORKSHOP AND BUILDING UPDATE
We are pleased to invite you to the Clay County VA Clinic Creative Workshop and Building Update. The meeting will take place in the office of the Clay County Supervisor of Elections, located at 500 N Orange Ave, Green Cove Springs, FL. The workshop will take place on May 6th at 6:30 pm.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity to submit a name for the Clay County VA Clinic and hear an update on the progress of the clinic. We hope that you will be able to attend this workshop as we find it crucial that citizens and organizations, such as yours, have an opportunity to be involved in the progress of this clinic.
To submit a name for submission, you must fill in the electronic form linked at the bottom of this email. The form will ask for the suggested name for the clinic, biography of the person, and justification of the submission. Any citizen 18 and older from Clay County will be allowed to submit a name. Following the workshop on May 6th, all submitted names will be put to a community-wide vote through the Clay County Supervisor of Elections office. All citizens 18 years old and older of Clay County will be able to vote online via a provided link or in person at the Clay County Supervisor of Elections office. More details on the voting process will be provided at the workshop on May 6th.
Submit your suggestions for the naming of the VA Clinic via this link: https://forms.gle/6CorSFnFBFBcostX6
To participate in the workshop, please RSVP by May 5th by 5 pm at YohoEvents@mail.house.gov or by calling (352) 505-0838. Attached you will find a flyer and submission information. Please feel free to reach out to our office if you have any additional questions or concerns.
August 1, 2019 - Announcement of Clay County VA Clinic
Orange Park, FL – Representative Ted Yoho announced on August 1st the award of a lease on a new VA clinic in Middleburg. The new primary care facility will be located at 400 College Drive in Middleburg. Services will include primary care, mental health services, lab draws and select specialty care via telehealth. Once online, the clinic is projected to attract approximately 4,500 new Veterans and serve more than 11,000 Veteran enrollees in the following years. The awarded lease has an initial contract for a 10-year lease. Construction timeline and activation schedules will be determined in post-award design meetings that Congressman Yoho will take part in.
In 2016, 2017 and again in February of 2018, Congressman Yoho hosted community stakeholders, leaders, and local veterans in the County to make potential bidders aware of the multiple proposals available for this project. Despite the first two rounds of VA RFP’s going unanswered, Congressman Yoho continued to garner support of the project. In February, several proposals for the project were submitted leading to today’s announcement.
Congressman Yoho has worked since 2015 to deliver the clinic and issued the following statement upon the clinic’s announcement:
"I am absolutely thrilled to be able to share today that Clay County is getting their clinic. This project has been a priority for our team and I want to commend all our stakeholders who helped make this happen. There has been such a demand and a need for this project and I want to thank the VA for their efforts on this project. We cannot do enough for our veterans and look forward to the increased care and service that will be provided out of this clinic. While today we celebrate this milestone, we still have work to do and will be working closely with the awardee and the VA in design and planning meetings to make sure we get this to the finish line as quickly as possible. This is a major win for Clay County but also for all Veterans in the region. This is a project that we were not willing to give up on and we refused to let this chance slip away.” Congressman Ted S. Yoho, DVM
Clay County has a population of approximately 29,000 Veterans. Currently, there are approximately 11,000 Veterans enrolled for care within the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.
In addition to maintaining regular communication throughout this process with local stakeholders, Rep. Yoho has launched a section on his website that is dedicated to the progress of this Clay County VA Clinic. This page can be found at Yoho.House.Gov. Updates will also be published regularly on his Facebook and Twitter feeds.
The official solicitation number of the project is 36C24818R0322 and the full scope of the project can be found at FBO.gov.