VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) is pleased to announce the opening of a new rural outreach clinic in Laughlin, Nevada by early March 2015. Construction for the clinic was recently completed and VASNHS is in the process of activating the clinic. “We have a serious need to expand our capacity to serve Veterans in the Southeast area and I am delighted to announce the opening of our outreach clinic. Laughlin Veterans will have more convenient health care closer to home. We look forward setting the date for our grand opening and ribbon cutting,” said VASNHS Director Isabel Duff. “It is our responsibility as Nevadans to provide our state’s Veterans, who have sacrificed so much, the best possible care,” said Senate Majority leader Harry Reid. “The opening of the VA Outreach Clinic in Laughlin will allow Nevada’s Veterans to more easily access the high quality care they deserve. I am glad we can celebrate the clinic’s opening, and I remain committed to providing quality care for Veterans across the state of Nevada.” 3rd District Congressman Joe Heck is also pleased with Laughlin clinic progress. “We are another step closer to making major improvements in access to health care for our Veterans in the Laughlin area. The opening of this VA clinic has been a long time coming and I thank everyone – from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Isabel Duff to the building managers and contractors – for their persistence and patience in seeing this project through to the end,” Heck said. “In just a short time the vision for this clinic will become a reality and I am excited that this facility will improve the welfare and quality of life for our Veterans.” The Laughlin Clinic will provide primary care for eligible Veterans who are appropriate for care at an outreach clinic as well as some mental health and social work care. VASNHS has plans to expand availability of some specialty services utilizing tele-health capability. Veterans enrolled for health care with VASNHS will be notified by letter if their care is being transferred to the Laughlin Clinic. All care and services are available by appointment only – there is no walk-in or emergency care at this location. For additional information about the Laughlin Rural Outreach Clinic, visit: http://www.lasvegas.va.gov/Laughlin_Rural_Outreach_Clinic.asp .
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