February 18, 2009
Galveston Island VA Outpatient Clinic 3828 Avenue N, Galveston, Texas 77550
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|WHAT:||The Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony officially re-opening its VA Outpatient Clinic on Galveston Island.|
|WHEN:||Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 10 a.m.|
|WHERE:||Galveston Island VA Outpatient Clinic
3828 Avenue N, Galveston, Texas 77550 (see map above)
|WHO:||The event is open to the public, tours will be available, and refreshments will be served. Seating will be limited so you are encouraged to bring personal lawn chairs.|
The new VA Outpatient Clinic is centrally located on Galveston Island near 39th Street close to many restaurants and businesses. The building is newly renovated and staffed by highly qualified and experienced VA physicians, nurses, technicians, and administrative staff.
The clinic, open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. beginning March 4, 2009, will provide primary care, telemedicine, mental health care, phlebotomy, electronic patient records, and women’s health services, in addition to local radiology services, to Veterans in the area.
Effective March 4, 2009, Veterans from both Galveston Island and the Mainland will be able to obtain health care at the new Galveston Island VA Outpatient Clinic. The Texas City Community Based Outpatient Clinic at 9300 Emmett Lowry Expressway in Texas City will permanently close on February 27, 2009. The search for an appropriate new location for this clinic is on-going.
Veterans, who need medical advice, appointments, or other information, are asked to call the VA Network Telecare Center Hotline at (713) 794-8985 or toll-free 1-800-639-5137. Registered nurses, pharmacists, and administrative clerks are ready to answer veteran health care questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Veterans with life-threatening emergencies should immediately call 911.
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