New PTSD treatment center coming to Eglin AFB

Northwest Florida

FORT WALTON, Fla. (WKRG) — A new health care facility is on the way for Eglin Air Force Base. The base broke ground Thursday on the “Intrepid Spirit Center.”

The facility will treat traumatic brain injuries as well as PTSD. It’s one of ten Intrepid Spirit Centers being built on bases across the country.

Along with other services already available on base, this will help give soldiers a one-stop shop for healthcare.   

“You have people going all different directions to get the care they need. Sometimes downtown, sometimes on base. One building or another building,” said Thomas Piazza, Director of the Invisible Wound Center. “But when you have it all in one facility you can really decrease the amount of time and frustration that patients have to spend getting healthcare.”

The 25,000 square foot facility will cost about 11 million dollars. The building should be open for business in a year.

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