VA Clinic Grand Opening Friday

The 10,000-square-ft. facility currently provides primary care health services, nutrition counseling and social services. Mental health services will be provided in the near future. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

"We've been working on this for a while, and we're very excited that better care is coming soon to all veterans in Coweta County and surrounding areas," Tom Badger, coordinator of the VA's Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) program for northwest Georgia, said earlier this year. "We know some of our veterans are having to travel great distances to receive care, and we are glad to offer the services they need closer to home."

Construction on the new clinic began last spring at the Oak Hill Professional Park.

Veterans will be diagnosed and treated for many illnesses at the Newnan clinic. Those requiring further services will be referred to larger VA hospitals.

The Newnan clinic is the latest in an expansion of veterans' health care facilities in Georgia and will help the Atlanta VA Medical Center fulfill the three promises made to veterans: to provide care second to none, to maintain and expand services, and to work until every veteran is personally satisfied, said Greg Kendall, public information officer at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Veterans who are already enrolled in the VA medical system will receive a letter telling them that care is available at the Newnan clinic and advising them of any paperwork processing that needs to be done, Kendall said.

Veterans who are not yet enrolled for VA care may get the proper forms at the Newnan office once it opens, according to Kendall.

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