Dedication of VA clinic at Camp Atterbury set for March 30

A dedication of the Wakeman VA Clinic at Camp Atterbury is set for March 30th at the clinic, located at 3791 10th Street in Edinburgh.

Pete Scoville, a Public Affairs Officer with the VA, says this joint venture facility is the first of its kind in Indiana. He says that the Wakeman VA Clinic is “an example of Federal and State resources coming together to provide health care for Indiana Veterans.” The dedication is set for 11 a.m. on March 30 at the clinic. Scoville has indicated that Gov. Mike Pence, Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop and a number of other state and local officials will be on hand for this event.

Following the dedication, Scoville says that the VA will begin a marketing campaign to attract Veterans currently not enrolled in VA Health care. He says that they will also be reaching out to those veterans in our area who are driving to VA facilities in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Bloomington, Martinsville and even as far as Louisville. Scoville adds that the clinic now has a dedicated phone number at (317) 988-2300. He says that number will be answered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Scoville adds that prior to the clinic’s dedication, the VA will be holding a Veterans Town Hall meeting on March 23 at Columbus City Hall. He says that this town hall will be held inside Council Chambers beginning at 6 p.m. Scoville says that there will be a number of staff members on hand to answer questions about enrollment and specific health care issues. Veterans, and their families, are encouraged to attend.