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Veterans Affairs community clinics expanding limited face-to-face appointments

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 16:02:55-04

Veterans Affairs community clinics in Green Bay and Appleton are among locations that have expanded to offer limited face-to-face medical services starting today.

According to a news release from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the expansion of appointments comes as Wisconsin reopens following coronavirus shutdowns.

The VA says a small number of face-to-face appointments will be available in primary care and most specialty departments at the Milwaukee Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center; Green Bay Milo C. Huempfner Health Care Center; Appleton John H. Bradley Clinic; and the Cleveland and Union Grove Clinics.

"All face-to-face appointments will be deemed urgent and pre-approved by our providers," the news release states.

Access to the facility will continue to be restricted unless the patient has an appointment. Those who come for an appointment will be screened for COVID-19 and are required to wear a face mask.

Medical departments and clinics will reach out directly to Veterans for these face-to-face appointments, the VA says. Veterans can also reach out to their primary care providers by calling the hospital and/or clinic directly, or by using My HealtheVet.

Telehealth and video appointments are still encouraged.