VA Clinic to open Monday, offers registration, telehealth

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VA Clinic in Jasper

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The VA Clinic in Jasper will open Monday after five years of building and preparation.

The long awaited VA Clinic in Jasper will open it’s doors on Monday, August 31.

Contractor David Shouse, who spearheaded the project said the Jasper is the first of five  bids, awarded in 2015, to open. Veterans can come on Monday to register and transfer their services.

The center, located at 934 East Church Street, will offer primary care, telehealth, mental health, eye, and audiology. They will begin telehealth upon opening.

“We are always honored to serve our Veterans,” said Ann Brown, Director of the Atlanta VA Health Care Systems.

The opening will give Shouse  a chance to serve the veterans who have stopped by almost daily, wanting to know when it will open.

“It’ll provide services for 6,000 veterans,” he said, adding Pickens County has 3,000 veterans residing in it. “It really got to me. Some of these veterans couldn’t get medical care because they couldn’t afford to drive to Atlanta VA Clinic.”

“The new Pickens County VA Clinic will increase access and ensure that our Veterans continue to receive the high-quality health care that they have earned and deserve closer to their home,” said Brown.

CHECK THE VA ON FACEBOOK

Enrolled Veterans, with access to MyHealtheVet Premium, may use the link https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/home to send a secure message to the assigned Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) to

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The United States Flag was not mandated for the new VA Clinic because it isn’t a stand-alone facility, but David Shouse said he wanted one there.

request a transfer to this new clinic or call the telephone advice line (TAP)  404-329-2222.

Veterans not enrolled in VA health care can do so by using the following information:

Online Enrollment: (VA Form 10-10EZ): https://www.va.gov/health-care/apply/application/introduction

  • After submitti.ng the form, a confirmation message will be sent.
  • Health care applications are processed within a week.

Veterans may also enroll via telephone: 1-877-222-8387.  Monday thru Friday, 8:00am – 8:00pm ET.   If more than a week has passed since the application submission date, please do not apply again. Instead, call 1-877-222-8387 for more information.

“We are always trying to improve services for our Veterans, and the new Pickens County VA Clinic helps us do just that,” Brown added.

Due to COVID 19, the new Pickens County VA clinic and all our outpatient clinics and Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) are open for telehealth visits. Only  clinically urgent face-to-face visits are being conducted. These visits require approval in advance and Veterans who present without an appointment will be encouraged to schedule telehealth visits via MyHealtheVet.

Veterans are encouraged to contact their primary care PACT for non-emergent medical needs using either the MyHealtheVet website secure messaging options featured on the https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/home site or by calling the TAP line 404-329-2222.

READ THE PREVIOUS STORY ABOUT THE VA CLINIC IN JASPER. 

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