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VA Ready to Open Hays Clinic at New Location


By the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center


Wichita, Kan. – Veterans in northwest Kansas will now have easier access to VA’s Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Hays with its relocation to 4107 Vine Street, just north of I-70.

The community is invited to attend the grand opening at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the new location. Senator Jerry Moran and Representative Tracey Mann are scheduled to deliver remarks during the official ceremony, as well as leaders from the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center and the VA Heartland Network. A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 11:30 at the entrance, and facility tours will be provided by staff until 1 p.m.

The Hays CBOC is one of five associated with Wichita’s Dole VA Medical Center. The CBOC in Hays was first opened in September 1999 and has served Veterans continuously since. In the summer of 2022, it was announced the facility would move to its new location to provide more space for additional services as well as easier access to those traveling from outside the area.

The new location provides more square footage, three additional exam rooms, dedicated space for group therapy and mental health care, and it meets updated tele-communications requirements for digital security and safeguarding Veterans Health Information. The clinic offers primary care, laboratory and pathology services, pharmacy, and telehealth services.

“We are pleased we’ve been able to expand and improve our clinic for Veterans in this part of the state,” said Michael Payne, Dole VA Medical Center Director. “The new location will provide much better access to those traveling from outside the area, and with the additional space and improved layout, we’ll be able to enhance the care experience our Veterans receive.”

About the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center

The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is a Joint Commission accredited, level 1c facility located in Wichita, Kansas. It provides a full range of patient care services, is a long-standing teaching hospital, conducts research, and is a part of VHA VISN 15 Heartland Network. The Medical Center manages five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Dodge City, Hays, Hutchinson, Parsons, and Salina, and serves about 30,000 Veterans living in 59 counties of the state.