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Veterans To Get Health Care At Military Medical Sites

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Through the partnership between the Military and Veterans Affairs medical facilities, Fort Campbell’s Army Hospital will welcome veteran patients starting March 2024.

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About 3,000 veterans in Tennessee and Kentucky can be served

Reported by Military Times, staff of Veterans Affairs will start operating at the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to provide dental care, women’s health care, intensive care, and pain management services to veterans near the area, announced on Friday by the local leaders. They are expecting to cater nearly 3,000 veterans.

Just two weeks prior, Military and VA have announced the same partnership at Naval Hospital Pensacola in Florida. Local veterans will benefit from the health care options with VA staff utilizing available military medical space.

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12 more Military and VA partnerships under discussion

VA Deputy Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Operations Al Montoya said that they are leveraging every tool they have at their disposal to expand health care access for veterans and address aging infrastructure. He said that they are discussion 12 more partnerships including medical offices at Macdill Air Force in Tampa Florida.

Montoya noted that the average age of the VA hospitals is about 60 years old and there’s an increasing demand for VA medical care. He said that a potential solution to those problems is identifying and utilizing available space at Defense Department locations and to place care options there since it is where many veterans live.

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