In an effort to provide our US Army Soldiers and their families with better access to health care services, the US Army Medical Command (USMEDCOM) has initiated the Community Based Clinic program. As the name would imply, this program takes the health care facilities that would normally be located on the US Army Installation and places them “outside the fence” in the communities surrounding the installation.
Our Copperas Cove office of EVstudio recently completed the architectural and engineering design service phases for the USMEDCOM Community Based Clinic located in Killeen, Texas near Ft. Hood, Texas. The facility is approximately 13,ooo square feet, on a two acre site, and is designed to accommodate a staff of 35 US Army medical personnel.
The facility has 18 exam rooms, a fully equipped treatment room, an on-site laboratory, pharmacy, behavioral health unit, dedicated pediatric practice spaces (including an immunization room), 2 group practice areas, multiple triage areas, and administrative spaces.
In addition to the features that would be expected in most private sector clinics, the USMEDCOM facility also incorporates many of the same AT/FP (anti-terrorism / force protection) considerations that would be found in facilities located on a US Army Installation. EVstudio worked directly with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the staff of the US Army Medical Command to insure this facility met all the crucial design criteria standards established for this facility type.
The Killeen, TX Community Based Clinic has been designed to meet LEED Certified standards. We have incorporated numerous energy and water saving strategies into this facility along with site development considerations and a focus on indoor environment quality.
EVstudio takes great pride in designing facilities that will provide a better quality of life for those men and women, along with their families, that serve our country.