The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will relocate its Kent County Community Based Outpatient Clinic, the director of the Wilmington VA Medical Center announced May 1 during an employee town hall.

Besides the move, the Dover-based clinic is slated to more than triple its current size from 9,200 square feet to 29,745 square feet.

The new clinic, expected to open in summer 2020, will be located at 655 S. Bay Road, in the Blue Hen Corporate Center. The landlord will be Pettinaro Management LLC.

The new clinic, according to details of the lease agreement, will include 18 primary care exam rooms, 12 mental health rooms, five specialty exam rooms, three women’s health rooms, optometry rooms, an audiology suite, phlebotomy lab, procedure rooms, telehealth rooms, conference/group meeting rooms, staging area for home-based primary care, physical medicine and rehabilitation suite, offices for care coordinators and requisite waiting, check-in, storage and medication rooms.

A post-award meeting will be held in May to discuss terms and conditions of the lease and the build-out of the existing space in the Blue Hen Corporate Center. Construction is expected to commence within the next six months.