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VA Mobile Clinics on the Move

The Houston V-A Hospital has sent two mobile health clinics to east Texas to provide care for people unable to get care at hospitals that were damaged by Hurricane Rita. The VA mobile clinics are fully staffed and equipped, and VA spokeswoman Bobbi Gruner says they’re ready to treat people anywhere they can be parked. […]

The Houston V-A Hospital has sent two mobile health clinics to east Texas to provide care for people unable to get care at hospitals that were damaged by Hurricane Rita.

The VA mobile clinics are fully staffed and equipped, and VA spokeswoman Bobbi Gruner says they’re ready to treat people anywhere they can be parked.

Gruner says the mobile clinics can only treat people with non-life threatening problems who don’t need to be in a hospital. People who need to be hospitalized will be taken to one.

The best part Gruner says is that these clinics are open to the general public.

The two vans are now at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Beaumont, which is closed because it lost power. Gruner says when power is restored and the outpatient clinic reopens, the vans will move to Orange County and other areas affected by the hurricane. More information.

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