GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The new Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic will start accepting patients this Tuesday. The facility is opening up due to a growing need for care in the area. Grants Pass already had a VA Outreach Clinic, but the new clinic is larger and has more to offer.
The new clinic is roughly three times the size, and can take care of 1,800 patients at a time. New services will be available including a medical lab, mental health services, electrocardiograms, and immunizations. Telemedicine will also be available.
“Having the capabilities so the patient can come in and then hook up to a camera to a specialist in Portland or Roseburg… so they can take care of perhaps some of the cardiology needs or arrhythmia needs,” said Dr. Randall Nelson, Veterans Affairs Chief of Medicine.
VA officials said they expect to see an increase in the number of veterans signing up for care through the VA with the new facility open. It will also reduce travel for more than 2,000 patients who currently receive care at the White City VA.
The new VA Outpatient Clinic is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. It is located at 1877 Williams Highway.