Kleber Health Clinic moving into temp buildings during renovation
November 11, 2008
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — In a few weeks, the Kleber Health Clinic will be moving.
But if you’re one of the roughly 3,100 patients who receive care at the small clinic on the east side of the Kaiserslautern military community, fret not.
The clinic is moving across the street from its present location, which will undergo about a $3 million renovation lasting nine to 12 months, said Army Maj. Charles Unruh, Kleber Health Clinic commander.
"It’ll look like a world-class health care facility, which is what our patients deserve," he said.
Its phone number (DSN: 483-1750) and hours (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will remain the same.
In fact, it’s adding a service when the clinic moves into a series of portable buildings placed in an empty lot on Kleber Kaserne.
"Care’s going to remain roughly the same, but we will actually add on behavioral health," Unruh said.
"Twice a week, somebody from Landstuhl will come out for behavioral health, which is something we haven’t had."
With the renovation, the 1980s-era clinic will get a new roof, air conditioning, fire sprinklers and new equipment.
"Everything in here will pretty much be gutted," Unruh said. "We’ll change the floor plan a little bit to make it more efficient as well as have better patient privacy and better force protection."
The Kleber Health Clinic provides primary care, pre- and post-deployment health checks and health screenings for in- and out-processing soldiers. It also provides primary care for family members and retirees. Defense Department civilians are seen on a space-available basis.