Portland veterans health center approved for major expansion


By Jake Bleiberg

A new federal law will allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to finally begin a long-planned expansion of its health care center in Portland.

Over the next two years, the VA plans to move its Fore Street clinic to a much larger space in the city and begin offering a variety of new health services including dental, hearing and eye care, physical therapy and women’s health services.

The expansion has been in the works since 2015 but was held up by bureaucratic hurdles. It was approved along with more than two dozen other new VA facilities on Saturday when President Donald Trump signed a bill that also allocated $3.9 billion in funding to plug agency budget holes and support its core health programs.

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