TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The new, $40 million Veteran Affairs clinic that broke ground in 2020 in Terre Haute will open to patients in the near future, according to a spokesperson with Veterans Affairs in Indianapolis.
Once open, the clinic will provide several services to area veterans and is capable of serving over 10,000 people, project manager Julie Webb of Veteran Health Indiana said.
“We’ll be expanding our primary care and mental health services,” Webb added. “But we’ll also be offering optometry, audiology, more physical therapy; we’ll have a dispensing pharmacy here, which are all great enhancements for veterans. We also have space so that in the future, if we see demand, we can maybe rotate some specialties like cardiology and others.”
With all of the new services to be offered at the Terre Haute facility, area veterans like Mike Egy will no longer have to travel long distances for treatment. Egy has been receiving treatment from the VA since 2000.
“If I have anything major that has to be done, I have to travel to Indianapolis for any outpatient type of resources,” Egy explained in February. “The new VA clinic here will be providing those resources.
Egy said the new clinic will save him and others a great deal of travel time, and will make it easier to make it to appointments.
“It fills my heart with joy knowing that my fellow brother and sister veterans can come and not have to worry about getting a ride or depending on someone else to drive them to Indianapolis or Danville,” he said. “They can now take a cab and get there in a relatively short time at a very cheap cost.”