Toledo VA Clinic to host open house Nov. 9Written by Sarah Ottney | Editor in Chief | firstname.lastname@example.org
An open house at Toledo’s new VA clinic will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Nov. 9.
A 40-foot-long art installation called “Faces of Heroes,” featuring photos of area veterans, will be unveiled that day. The wall will contain about 1,500 photos when complete.
“We have had a tremendous response and about 1,000 photos will be on it when it debuts,” said Derek Atkinson, public affairs officer with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Ann Arbor Healthcare System.
The 66,000-square-foot Community Based Outpatient Clinic opened Sept. 19 at 1200 S. Detroit Ave., doubling the space of the former location on Glendale Avenue and expanding services available to veterans in Toledo.
The new building was designed with input from local veterans to be patient-friendly, said Robert McDivitt, director of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, which oversees the Toledo clinic.
New features include occupational therapy and mental health exams for compensation and pension. Expanded features include mental health services, telemedicine, physical therapy, audiology, phlebotomy and dental services.
Veterans can also access online tools like My HealtheVet, used to access personal medical records and lab results, reorder medications and utilize a secure messaging system, and Click 2 Benefits, which allows veterans to talk with benefits specialists in Cleveland.
About 12,000 area veterans utilize the Toledo clinic, generating about 120,000 visits per year.
For more information, visit www.annarbor.va.gov.