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Clinic makes primary care more accessible to veterans

Sunday, March 7, 2010

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Linda Foulks, LPN at the Sikeston VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, talks to two individuals about services offered at the clinic during a tour following Friday's ribbon cutting ceremony.
(Michelle Felter, Staff)
SIKESTON -- One of the goals of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is to make its medical services more convenient for veterans to use.

And that's exactly what the VA has done with the opening of a Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Sikeston, said Glenn A. Costie, chief executive officer of the VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff during a Friday ribbon cutting ceremony at the Sikeston facility. "This clinic represents those efforts," he said.

Services at the Sikeston clinic began on Dec. 26, about one year after it was announced. Costie noted that this clinic not only offers primary care services, but more specialized services, such as audiology, mental health and limited radiology.

"Right now, we're offering a mobile radiology unit, but it will become permanent if there is a good response," said Costie.

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