New VA outpatient clinic in Longview

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - An open house was held Wednesday for Longview's much needed new VA Outpatient Clinic on North Eastman Road.

The 20,000 square foot facility replaces the smaller previous clinic on Marshall Avenue, and is one of five clinics operated by the Overton-Brooks Veterans Affairs Hospital out of Shreveport.

The new facility features a pharmacy, and a women's veterans clinic.

"Well, we have the opportunity to take care of our veterans here in Longview as opposed to sending them over to Shreveport," said Dr. Suzanne Taylor, the Assistant Chief of Primary Care. "Especially for primary care, with a larger facility we can have other disciplines involved in terms of mental health."

The facility also features a dietician's home-based care technician to treat veterans who can't make it to the clinic.

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