05.02.08

Burr Applauds Opening Of New VA Clinic In Jacksonville

New, larger facility will provide area veterans with greater access to care

U.S. Senator Richard Burr today praised the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for opening a new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Jacksonville. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today for the 7,300 square foot facility. The new, larger CBOC will replace a 2,000 square foot clinic that was severely damaged by fire in March.

"I applaud the Department of Veterans Affairs for opening this new facility, which will provide care to area veterans," Burr said. "The VA has responded to North Carolina's growing veterans population by expanding existing clinics and building new facilities like the Jacksonville facility. This new clinic will allow the VA to provide excellent care to more of North Carolina's veterans," Burr added.

Veterans who visit the Jacksonville facility will be able to receive physicals, disease screening, patient education, routine lab work, and immunizations. Veterans requiring specialized care will continue to receive treatment at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center.

VA is hosting another ribbon-cutting event for its new Hamlet CBOC on Monday. The department plans to open new clinics in Franklin and Hickory later this year.

Burr is the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.