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Brownsburg VA Clinic to open soon

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Well now the Indianapolis and Danville, Illinois VA hospitals are all open for limited access for appointments but nothing available for drivers to take veterans to the VA. We have had no veterans go to the VA this month.

We will soon have a new Brownsburg VA Clinic, which was authorized by Congress and the President as part of the Veterans Choice 2.0 legislation signed in August 2017. A lease was awarded to construct a build-to-suit facility of 80,000 square foot to support health care provided by Veteran Health Indiana to central Indiana Veterans. The Brownsburg lease was the first leases signed nationally as part of the choice 2.0 Act.

The facility will house 16 primary care teams capable of providing healthcare services to 20,000 veterans. Mental health services, physical therapy, optometry, audiology and other support services will also be housed in the new clinic.

The new facility will be located at Pit Road (off of 56th Street), Brownsburg, IN 46112.

Veterans Health Indiana serves more than 70,000 veterans each year. Affiliated with the IU School of Medicine, the health system provides complex, tertiary care as well as basic primary care. This $75 million investment is the largest investment in more than 25 years to support Veterans in central Indiana.

Friday is National Purple Heart Day. Thank you to those who paid for our freedom with their blood.

I will be at the American Legion Post 72 in Crawfordsviille, just north of the Armory 1-4:30 p.m. Thursday.

If you need a DD-214, call the county recorder’s office to see if they have your DD-214 on file. If they don’t, call me to see if I have one or we will order you one. If you have a DD-214, but have not filled it as yet, take it to the recorder’s office in the courthouse and have it registered.

 

Joe Ellis is the Montgomery County Veterans Officer. He can be reached at the Montgomery County Office Building, 110 W. South Blvd., Crawfordsville, IN 47933; by email at joe.ellis@montgomeryco.net; by landline telephone at 361-4133; or by cellphone at 765-401-0432.

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