SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) — A new veterans clinic will more than double the amount of space to treat veterans in northwest Alabama, and the groundbreaking ceremony will take place next week.
The Birmingham VA Health Care System will open the new clinic, located at 410 Cox Blvd. in Sheffield, at 10 a.m. on Friday August 19.
In addition to more than doubling the space (from 6,300 square feet to over 16,000 square feet), the following services will be offered:
- 18 patient rooms for primary care, women’s health and mental health
- Three telehealth rooms
- New services, including audiology and optometry
The current Shoals VA Clinic, just down the street at 422 Cox Blvd., opened in November 2012. 30 full-time staff serve approximately 3,500 veterans each year.
Seating at the grand opening will be limited and the Birmingham VA asks spectators to follow COVID-19 protocols (wear a mask and observe social distancing). Spectators should also dress for hot weather and bring water. For those who prefer to watch from inside their homes, the event will also be streamed live on the Birmingham VA Facebook page.
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