Posted: Sep 17, 2012 6:58 PM by MTN News
Updated: Sep 18, 2012 7:49 AM
BILLINGS - Groundbreaking for the expansion of a Billings Veterans Affairs Clinic will be on Friday, October 19th.
Sen. Jon Tester announced groundbreaking for the new facility, that will provide outpatient surgery and specialty services to an estimated 11,000 veterans in Montana, and about 10,000 veterans from neighboring Wyoming.
The Billings VA Clinic will offer many of the services now available at Fort Harrison in Helena, Montana's only VA hospital. In addition to a same-day surgery center, the expanded Billings clinic will offer new services in audiology, physicial occupational therapy, dental care and magnetic resonance imaging.
Additional space will be added for existing primary-care services.
Tester recently toured the VA clinic in Great Falls. He also announced that the VA and the Department of Health and Human Services will work together to more effectively contract with local health care providers to enhance rural veterans' access to quality mental health services.