A wide array of dignitaries gathered for the relocation of a veterans clinic in Princeton, which is expected to serve at least 2500 Veterans.
The Beckley VA Medical Center has relocated the Princeton VA Outpatient Clinic to a newer and larger facility located at 150 Court House Road.
The new clinic is expected to serve nearly double the amount patients while offering additional health services, including primary care, weight loss management, vaccinations and an exclusive space for women veterans.
U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito spoke at the event about the importance of providing high quality health care for veterans, within a comfortable traveling distance from their homes.
“We need to make sure they get the best possible services,” said Senator Manchin. “It’s important to make sure they get it as quickly as possible.”
Al Hancock was the Veteran guest speaker for the event and has been pushing for this specific type of facility in Princeton for 25 years.
“It’s been a long hard road,” said Hancock.”The politicians I had from Washington D.C., they helped a lot.”
“I think today is a happy day, not just for him but for all veterans,” said Senator Capito. “Through the leadership of Stacy Vasquez at the VA and working with Senator Manchin, I think this has been a dream for Al and a dream come true today.”
For more information about Veterans Affairs healthcare, call 304-255-2121 and press option 4 to speak with an enrollment specialist.