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Omaha Mental Health Building

Department of Veterans Affairs

VISN 23 - Omaha VA Medical Center--VA Nebraska-Western Iowa HCS

Omaha, NE

Romanyk Consulting Corporation (RCC) provided design services for a Design/Build package to construct a $14.5 million, 22,393-sq.-ft., one-story Outpatient Mental Health (OMH) building on the VA Omaha campus. The final design facilitates an efficient flow of patient and staff within the space by organizing the Substance Abuse Clinic and the Mental Health clinic with a combined waiting area and check-in, consult/exam rooms on the perimeter of the building and open office/work spaces in the center of the building.

The building includes group rooms; administrative offices; clinical offices which double as counseling rooms; exam rooms; public restrooms; a central check-in/waiting room; and staff work areas, work rooms and break rooms. The Outpatient Mental Health (OMH) Building provides general and specialty mental health services for Veterans being evaluated, diagnosed, and treated on an outpatient basis. Services provided within the clinical space include: diagnostic and treatment planning evaluations for the full range of mental health problems.

RCC provided cost report with a description of the base bid cost and potential add alternates. The final D/B design solution was consistent with the VA’s construction budget. The project also included sitework plans to permit a future addition of 20 parking spaces on the north side of the building between this OMH building and the new Fisher House being constructed.


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