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08/28/2011 NEWS RELEASE: Veterans Mobile Health Clinic will soon be operating in Hamilton, AL

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NEWS RELEASE: Veterans Mobile Health Clinic will soon be operating in Hamilton, AL

The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center announced that their new Veterans Mobile Health Clinic will soon begin operating one day per week in Hamilton, Ala., with an expected operational date of late September.

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. 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.

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

The Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce, the VA Mobile Clinic, 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 Aug. 31, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the site where the clinic will operate, which is at the Hamilton Neighborhood Facilities Building (Recreation Center), 371 Seventh Avenue Southwest. 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.

For more information contact:

Damon A. Stevenson

Public Affairs Officer

Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

3701 Loop Road East

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35404

Work: 205-554-3828

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