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NEWS RELEASE: Veterans Affairs Clinic will Move to New Bellevue, Neb., Location

July 3, 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

OMAHA, Neb., – The Community-Based Outpatient Clinic operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will open in a new Bellevue, Neb., location July 21.

The new location is in the Bellevue Professional Center at 2206 Longo Dr., Bellevue.

The clinic is currently at 2501 Capehart Road, in the lower level of the Ehrling Bergquist Clinic at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Veterans will continue to receive services at this location through July 18.

However, on 17 and 18 July, the phone lines to the Bellevue CBOC at the current Ehrling Bergquist location will be out of service so they can be transferred to the new clinic location. On these days, if Bellevue VA clinic patients need assistance, they can call the NWIHCS Clinical Call Center at 402-995-3076.

Veterans currently served at the Bellevue clinic will continue to have access to a full scope services at the new location that include primary care, mental health, telehealth, telemental health and consultative services.

Veterans who are not enrolled but are interested in VA health care services at the Bellevue clinic are encouraged to stop in and talk to the staff between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, or call 402-591-4500.

Veterans who are not enrolled in the VA health care system can apply for enrollment at any time by visiting www.va.gov/healthbenefits/enroll, calling 1-877-222-VETS (8387) or visit the Omaha VA Medical Center at 4101 Woolworth Ave.

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 About VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System’s mission is to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. VA NWIHCS employees serve more than 161,000 Veterans in Nebraska, western Iowa and portions of Kansas and Missouri. The system includes a tertiary medical center in Omaha and a Community Living Center in Grand Island, Neb. Community-based outpatient clinics are located in Lincoln, Grand Island, North Platte, Norfolk, and Bellevue, Neb., and Shenandoah, Iowa; and a contract outreach clinic in O’Neill, Neb. For more information, visit http://www.nebraska.va.gov      

For further information, contact:

Will Ackerman – Public Affairs Officer, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

Office:  402-995-4719; Cell:  402-332-6780

E-mail:  William.ackerman@va.gov

 

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