LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Federal officials expect to break ground on a new Veteran's Administration clinic by late 2012, Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs announced.
"We are working on Lafayette as well but Lake Charles is most likely getting their VA clinic first", said Tammy Arnold, Public Affairs for Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs.
Arnold said she is working closely with Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach to bring the clinic to fruition.
The closest outpatient VA clinics to Lake Charles are in Jennings, Louisiana or Beaumont, Texas. For more serious health concerns and surgeries, veterans have to travel to either Houston or Alexandria.
From the desk of Alexandria Public Affairs Office, VA Medical Center: