DUBLIN, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) — Carl Vinson VA Medical Center officials broke ground on the new Primary Care and Women’s Health Clinic earlier this year.
The goal is to help meet the growing demand for services for female veterans.
The VA Women’s Health Center currently serves 5,000 veterans and the population continues to grow.
The new clinic will meet this demand.
It will have a private entrance for women, and women will be in charge of operating it.
“Some people can be shy,” said veteran Adrienne Clements. “Or who may have issues that they don’t want everyone to know about. They might walk out the door, they might have a bad day.
Clements works and receives care at the VA. She says she hopes more people will benefit from the services.
“I think it will also be good for the community because then the other facilities won’t be overwhelmed with a lot of staff or veterans,” she said. “They can come here and find out and be like, ‘Hey, this is a place I can come to, a safe haven.'”
Kim Thomas, registered nurse and PACT care lead for women’s health, says the new clinic will allow veterans to get their services in one place.
“We will soon have gynecology wards, hopefully mammography wards, labs, our women’s health social workers, pharmacists and of course our PACT teams,” Thomas said.
The VA says the new clinic will pave the way for providing better and more care to female veterans.
The $16 million project is expected to be completed by April 2023.