Groundbreaking Ceremony For Northern Michigan’s Largest VA Clinic

“Something we have been waiting for, for almost 10 years,” said John Lefler, president of the Grand Traverse County Area Veterans Coalition.

A center to provide well-earned services to veterans is now one step closer to reality.

The Colonel Demas T. Craw VA Clinic in Grand Traverse County celebrated their groundbreaking.

Located just north of Chums Corner, the more than 22,000 square foot clinic will provide veterans with services like outpatient care, mental health services, physical therapy, telehealth and home based primary care.

On Thursday, many were there celebrating the groundbreaking, including Congressman Jack Bergman and Senator Wayne Schmidt.

“Anything that supports the veterans and improves veterans lives is important,” said Lefler. “It means a lot there will be things provided here at this clinic where they will not have to travel downstate now.”

The clinic will be the largest in Northern Michigan and is scheduled to open late 2019 or early 2020.