ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis joined the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs today for the groundbreaking ceremony of a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) located in St. Augustine. The Governor was joined by Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs Executive Director Danny Burgess, Congressman John Rutherford as well as local county and city officials.
“The groundbreaking and establishment of St. Augustine’s Community Based Outpatient Clinic has been a long time coming, and I’m honored to be a part of this project that will provide healthcare services and support for the men and women who have honored our country through military service,” said Governor DeSantis. “I will continue to work to ensure that Florida remains the most veteran-friendly state in the nation. Our veterans will always have my support.”
The St. Augustine CBOC will provide an interdisciplinary team model directed toward health promotion, disease prevention, management of acute and chronic medical conditions, referral to specialty care and coordination of patient health care needs across the continuum. Services will range from physical therapy to podiatry, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder groups and military sexual trauma therapy.