Press Release

March 25, 2013
Cardin Participates In Dedication Of New Community-Based Outpatient Clinic At Fort Meade

FORT MEADE, MD — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today joined Army and Department of Veterans Affairs officials in dedicating a new 13,300-square foot state-of the-art Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) that will improve health care access for veterans in Anne Arundel and Howard counties.

The new clinic will provide more convenient community based health care services for more than 80,000 veterans living in the Fort Meade area. It features 21 examination rooms, an audiology booth, and state-of-the-art medial technology, including heated examination tables.  Services will include primary care and women’s health services, preventive care, mental health services, optometry, audiology exams and hearing aid fitting, diabetic eye screenings, and TeleHealth Services.   

“We made certain promises to our veterans and we need to keep those promises.  It’s critical that our veterans get the health care services they need in a timely, convenient manner and this new community based outpatient clinic will make it much easier for veterans in Anne Arundel and Howard counties to access the health care services they need,” said Senator Cardin.

There are six community based outpatient clinics in Maryland and the Fort Meade CBOC is the first to in the nation to be LEED Certified.  It has incorporated sustainable building design elements to meet federal green policy requirements, including a geothermal mechanical system, water reduction plumbing features, low-emitting window glazing, controllability lighting and thermal systems, and recycled building materials, among other features.