VA White City Health Clinic

The Veteran Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Care Clinic (VA SORCC) serves the general veteran population of the region in addition to the resident population that is for intermediate and long-term treatment for behavioral and chemical dependency issues where the care is individualized, compassionate, and high-quality emphasizing rehabilitation in a safe environment. Its services include residential treatment in psychiatry, addictions, bio-psychosocial, physical and vocational rehabilitation.

The Design Partnership was the healthcare facility design specialists to the Architect of Record, Rowell Brokaw Architects, PC on the addition of a two-story to the Ambulatory Care Clinic that included exam rooms, treatment rooms, caregiver offices, and a new lobby to join the new facility to the existing facility.

The clinic plan was one of the first of the VA’s new Patient Aligned Care Team, PACT. Here multiple providers are brought together in teams. The veteran visits one team rather than traveling from one medical specialist to another. The design is based on a new approach to clerical intake and follow-up to provide better compliance with HIPAA regulations; large enclosed rooms are equipped for a greater sense of confidentiality.

We worked closely with the White City care teams to optimize the design for a limited budget. The building is planned to receive a future addition.

Location: White City, CA
Client: Department of Veteran Affairs
Size: 16,000 sq. ft.