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Pike County VA Clinic to Host Soft Opening | Company

ZEBULON – The Pike County Veterans Multi-Specialty Clinic, 9475 US-19, will host a soft opening Monday.

This is a phased opening leading up to the grand opening in September, staff said. Four previously scheduled transferred patients will have appointments on Monday, with patient appointments increasing daily.

“On Monday, there will be administrative staff on site to help veterans schedule patient appointments and, if needed, help them register with the VA health care system,” said Greg Kendall, manager. Public Affairs of the Atlanta VA Health Care System.

The newly completed 61,000 square foot facility was built on 11 acres. When complete, approximately 200 employees will work in the clinic serving veterans in a 10-county region.

The Pike County VA Clinic will provide outpatient primary care and mental health services to eligible veterans. In addition, many specialty areas are represented, including cardiology, pulmonology, audiology, and women’s health. There is a lab on site for testing with an X-ray machine and a CT machine.

“The new Pike County VA Clinic will increase access and ensure our veterans continue to receive the high quality health care they have earned and deserve closer to home,” Kendall said.

When a veteran has an appointment at the Pike County VA clinic, care often begins with a primary care physician. From this initial consultation, the veteran will receive appointments for other specialized services offered within the clinic.

The city of Zebulon and its citizen base are very supportive of the new clinic.

“As a veteran, I am very excited and hope the clinic provides much needed relief to veterans in and around Pike County,” said Pike County Executive Brandon Rogers. “The clinic will hopefully provide shorter wait times and commutes for those who have served our great county.”

Patients new to the system will need the following: Social Security numbers for themselves, their spouses, and qualified dependents; military discharge documents (DD214 or other separation documents); insurance card information from all insurance companies providing coverage, including any coverage provided by a spouse or significant other (health insurance, private insurance, or employer insurance); and gross household income for the previous calendar year for themselves, spouses and dependents, including income from employment and any other sources.

Gross household income is income before taxes and other deductions.

Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Call the Health Eligibility Center at 877-222-8387 (TTY: 711) for more information.