New VA clinic opens in Columbus on site of former health department

New VA clinic opens in Columbus on site of former health department

A new health care option for Columbus veterans opened this morning.

The Columbus Downtown Veterans Administration clinic has moved to Comer Avenue in a space previously occupied by the Columbus Health Department.

The clinic is open to all veterans. It will be operated from the central Alabama veterans health care system. It will employ around 30 people and could see 20 or more patients per day.

Services will include primary home care, a homeless center, telehealth services, laboratories and visiting specialist providers.

This will prevent some veterans from traveling to Tuskegee for treatment.

“We saw the need and even though our clinic in downtown Columbus is not just for homeless veterans, but we saw the need for us to have it to help the homeless population” said Prudence Howard, associate director of Central Alabama Veterans.

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