(Yuma, Ariz.) – Yuma’s brand new Veterans Clinic held its grand opening today on 4th avenue, where people could tour the facility and learn about the significant improvements that have been made to veterans care.
The 15,000 thousand foot facility is three times larger than the previous building, and showcases a number of expansions, including a center for expanded mental healthcare.
Sally Petty, Chief of the Community Clinics Care Line, says the facility will allow for Yuma to serve any of its veteran’s medical needs.
“Here we will be able to expand to provide the primary care as we always have and the mental health care as we have, but now we will have much more capability as we now will be offering optometry service, physical therapy services, as well as offering a home based primary care team.”
One dynamic improvement Petty is excited to offer is “telecommuting,” where patients can conference with their doctors who might be in other cities directly from the clinic through the use of high tech video and audio equipment.
The new facility provides more room and therefore faster care for veterans, and one local vet hopes that they will take advantage.
“It’s a benefit both for the veterans and for the government, because we save money, we save time, and veterans get their care quicker than ever before.”