The Department of Veterans Affairs moved Albany's Veterans Affairs clinic to the Marine Corps Logistics Base and expanded the services it offers.The clinic began serving patients Friday.
Veterans Affairs officials say they are committed to providing personalized, proactive, and patient driven healthcare for their veterans, and if you ask Dewey Hall, he'll tell you they delivered those promises.
"The facility is so clean and the military personnel out there are all real courteous,” said Dewey Hall, Army Veteran.
67-year-old Army Veteran Dewey Hall says he is more than pleased with his doctor’s appointment today at the new Veterans Affairs clinic at the Marine Corps Logistics Base.
"I was treated so well there, I couldn't believe the difference,” said Hall. “So I think this marine base move was an excellent move for the VA."
Hall has type 2 Diabetes and saw a Podiatrist today for a check up on his feet.
"My feet are in good shape, the doctor checked all the circulation in my feet, my pulse, the sensitivity check,” said Hall.
Hall was given a Department of Veterans Affairs Identification Card that allows him access onto the base. He says the new location cuts down on travel costs since he no longer has to travel to Dublin for certain appointments.
"I'm within half a mile of the back gate and I can go in and out either gate with this card,” said Hall.
Officials with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dublin say the new facility at the base currently serves five thousand veterans, but the goal is to serve eight thousand in Albany. They have two Patient Aligned Care Teams made up of more than twelve doctors, nurses and social workers. New services such as physical therapy, mental health and audiology services will now be offered there.
"Believe me it's the best out there,” said Hall. “So, we can be proud of having that VA clinic on that base."
Hall says he's looking forward to his next appointment in October.
Veterans Affairs officials say there will be four Patient Aligned Care Teams at the base within the next 60 days. The clinic is open Monday through Friday at 8:00 aa.m.to 4:30 p.m.
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