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Scalise: VA to open Outpatient Clinic in Bogalusa

June 27, 2008
Press Release

Washington, DC --  Congressman Steve Scalise today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be opening a community-based outpatient clinic in Bogalusa.

“Our military veterans have served our country with honor and it’s very important that they have access to quality care,” Scalise said. “In many cases, Veterans in Washington Parish were traveling hours for basic care and that is unacceptable. I’m pleased the VA recognized the need for this clinic. As a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee I am honored to help our nations veterans who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we all enjoy.”

The clinic will provide comprehensive primary care, health promotion, maintenance, routine/urgent care procedures and education for an estimated 3,932 unique patients. The clinic will also have access to mental heath services, radiology services and specialty care. The projected opening date will be 12 months following the approval of the lease.

Congressman Scalise is a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

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