Potter County VA Clinic Opens Tomorrow

From Potter County Today

Potter County’s new Veterans Medical Center opens its doors on Thursday (July 15) and will continue to be in operation every Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm. Bath (N.Y.) VA Medical Center will operate the primary care office and outreach center at the Mapleview property, 24 Buffalo Street, off Rt. 872 in Coudersport. Bath VA Center reports that dozens of military veterans have already inquired about the new facility. The center is bringing extra personnel to Potter County for Thursday’s opening to assist with intake.

The clinic will be staffed by VA personnel trained to process new enrollments, schedule appointments and update patient information. Starting July 22, veterans who have scheduled appointments can be seen at the new location. Toll-free contact number is 1-877-845-3247. After July 15, the number will be 814-260-9342.

Plans for the clinic have been in the works for several years. “We look forward to having a presence in the community and supplementing the health care services provided for Potter County veterans,” Bath VA Medical Center Director David J. West said. “We are pleased to join county officials and community health care providers, such as Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, in ensuring that veterans receive the highest quality care.”

“We’re fortunate to be able to locate a VA care facility right here in Potter County,” said Doug Morley, chairman of the Board of Commissioners. “This has been an ongoing effort for years and is the result of a great deal of cooperation and teamwork. This will, in many cases, allow veterans who are eligible for VA services to avoid the long drive to Bath.”

Article courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners.

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