WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) has selected a site for a Rural Health Outreach Clinic in Gallia, County. The selected site will undergo renovations this summer and is planned to open in September.
"The Gallia VA Clinic is long overdue," Sen. Brown said. "Access to veteran's health care remains a major hurdle, but this new clinic is a step in the right direction. I look forward to working with the VA as a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, to continue to improve access to care for Ohio's veterans."
The Rural Health Outreach Clinic in Gallia will provide primary care on an outpatient basis and be staffed with one physician and a support staff. Initially, the clinic will be open two days a week and may expand operating hours depending on the needs of veterans in the area. Clinics like the one planned for Gallia County aim to reduce the distance veterans must travel to receive care at a VA hospital or clinic