Mobile VA Clinic open house is Tuesday

Published 5:06 pm Friday, September 9, 2011

The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, along with staff from the Medical Center, will have an open house for Veterans, their families and anyone interested in seeing the Mobile Clinic on Sept. 13, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital.

The unit will set up at the hospital each Tuesday.

“The clinic will help to bring both primary care and mental health services to Veterans living in rural areas that are served by the facility,” Hospital Administrator Mike Marshall said. “The mobile clinic is designed to help reduce the travel time while increasing Veteran access to much of the same services available at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center.”

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The clinic will visit four predetermined locations on a rotating schedule, one day per week, one of those being Demopolis.

The next closest stop will be in Livingston on Mondays.

“Since the mobile clinic will function as a primary care team and mental health team, Veterans will be assigned to the mobile care team and attend appointments through the mobile clinic,” Marshall added.

All Veterans living in rural areas are eligible for the services and can apply for care in the same manner as applying for care at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center after the program is operational.

Medical Center staff hope all interested in using the clinic can come by and learn about the clinic, meet with the Tuscaloosa VA staff, and learn about how to enroll for services through the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center.