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Gallatin VA Outpatient Clinic to Open in March

Soon, Sumner County veterans won't have to drive to the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Nashville and can instead go to a clinic in Gallatin. (Photo: George Walker IV / The Tennessean)

GALLATIN—Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on its new VA Clinic at 419 Steam Plant Road at 11 a.m. March 1 will and begin to see patients Monday, March 4.

The facility will include 9,440 net usable square feet for primary care teams, whole health and integrated mental health services and will house exam rooms, consultation offices and group rooms along with clinical staff and support space.

Gallatin and surrounding community veterans enrolled in VA care currently drive to other Tennessee Valley Healthcare System facilities to be seen. Generally, these include the Murfreesboro or Nashville VA facilities, but some may also be seen at TVHS's Clarksville, Cookeville or Dover clinics.

The Gallatin Clinic will provide services to veterans in Gallatin and surrounding counties.

TVHS Director Jennifer Vedral-Baron said the new facility will offer needed services in the community.

"This new building and additional staff that go with it will provide primary care with a focus on Whole Health and mental health issues," she said.

The Gallatin Clinic will be capable of providing services to about 2,000 veterans in Gallatin and surrounding counties when it opens this year. Over the course of the next few years we will build the clinic out to provide care for about twice that many.

To enroll at this clinic, call 800-228-4973 extension 23600 when prompted.

 

Submitted, Tennessee Valley Healthcare SystemPublished 3:32 p.m. CT Jan. 29, 2019 | Updated 3:55 p.m. CT Jan. 29, 2019