05.05.08

Burr Praises Opening of New VA Clinic in Hamlet

New facility will treat veterans closer to where they live

U.S. Senator Richard Burr today praised the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for opening a new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Hamlet, North Carolina. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today for the 6,000 square foot facility. The new CBOC will provide primary care and basic mental health services to veterans from Anson, Richmond, and Scotland Counties.

"I am pleased the VA is opening this new facility, which will provide local veterans with quality health care closer to their homes," Burr said. "The VA has done an excellent job of responding to North Carolina's growing veterans population by opening new Community Based Outpatient Clinics. This new clinic will help the VA to provide great care to North Carolina's veterans," Burr added.

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

VA opened a CBOC in Jacksonville last week and plans to open new clinics in Franklin and Hickory later this year.

Burr serves as ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.