New VA clinic expanding local health care for veterans

Local veterans packed Columbus City Hall last night to hear Veterans Affairs officials explain how the new Wakeman Clinic at Camp Atterbury will help bring VA health care closer to the vets.

Dr. Jenny Creasman told the overflow crowd that there will be many more treatment and care options of veterans in this area, without the veterans needing to go to Indianapolis. The Wakeman VA clinic will be able to provide primary and mental health care, along with physical therapy and telemedicine. Other specialty services will be added as the clinic grows and the patients’ needs are determined.

The new facility has been open and serving veterans since February 1st. A formal opening ceremony and dedication will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday.