OKC VA Health Care System opening new clinic for veterans


E NEW CLINIC IS LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF I-240 AND SOONER ROAD. KOCO’S CRYSTAL PRICE SHOWS HOW THIS WILL HELP ALLEVIATE WAIT TIMES AT OTHER CLINICS IN THE CITY.>>we have an on-site lab. CRYSTAL: STACY RINE WITH THE OKC VA GIVES US A TOUR OF THE NEW SOUTH OKC VA CLINIC.>>THIS IS A CLINIC THAT HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR ABOUT SIX YEARS NOW. Reporter: IT WILL PROVIDE PRIMARY CARE, MENTAL HEALTH CARE, RADIOLOGY SERVICES, AND A PHARMACY TO UP TO 12,000 MORE VETERANS IN THE METRO. RINE SAYS THE NEW FACILITY WILL HELP ALLEVIATE WAIT TIMES AT THE MAIN VA FACILITY IN DOWNTOWN OK This time last year, only 6% OF VETERANS IN THE OKLAHOMA CITY VA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM HAD TO WAIT MORE THAN 30 DAYS TO SEE A DOCTOR. AS OF DECEMBER, 14% OF VETERANS HAD TO WAIT 30 DAY>>IT EXPANDS OUR SPACE, SO IT EXPANDS OUR EXAM ROOMS, SO PHYSICIANS WILL HAVE MORE EXAM ROOMS, SO THEY’LL BE ABLE TO SEE MORE PATIENTS

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