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VA Mobile Health Care Clinics Reach Rural Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Affairs is a term of the business that deals with the relation between a government and its veteran communities, usually administered by the designated government agency.  (VA) is rolling out four new mobile health clinics outfitted to bring primary care and mental health services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract  closer to veterans in 24 predominately rural counties, where patients must travel long distances to visit their nearest VA medical center or outpatient clinic.

"VA is committed to providing primary care and mental health care for veterans in rural areas," said AMSUS AMSUS Association of Military Surgeons of the United States  member and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Noun 1. Secretary of Veterans Affairs - the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Veterans Affairs; "Bush appointed Edward J. Derwinski as the first Secretary of Veterans Affairs"  Dr. James B. Peake. "Health care should be based upon the needs of the patients, not their ability to travel to a clinic or medical center."

The pilot project is called Rural Mobile Health Care Clinics. It features a recreational-type vehicle equipped to be a rolling primary care and mental health clinic.

VA is currently in the process of procuring and outfitting the vehicles, and officials expect the mobile clinics to be operational by early 2009. Rural areas in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming will share a single mobile van, while Maine, Washington State and West Virginia West Virginia, E central state of the United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania and Maryland (N), Virginia (E and S), and Kentucky and, across the Ohio R., Ohio (W). Facts and Figures


Area, 24,181 sq mi (62,629 sq km). Pop.
 will each have a VA mobile van.

The clinics are planned to serve:

* Colorado: Larimer, Jackson, Logan and Weld counties

* Maine: Franklin, Somerset and Piscataquis counties

* Nebraska: Cheyenne, Kimball, and Scottsbluff counties

* Washington state: Greys Harbor, Mason, and Lewis

* West Virginia: Preston, Randolph, Upshur, Wetzel, Roane, and Taylor counties Taylor County is the name of seven counties in the United States:
  • Taylor County, Florida
  • Taylor County, Georgia
  • Taylor County, Iowa
  • Taylor County, Kentucky
  • Taylor County, Texas
  • Taylor County, West Virginia
  • Taylor County, Wisconsin
; and,

* Wyoming: Albany, Carbon, Goshen, and Platte counties.

Factors considered in the selection of the participating sites included a need for improved access in the area, the degree to which clinics will expand services and collaborations with communities the clinics serve.
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