Associated Press: VA considers part-time clinic in northern NH
COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) — Federal officials plan to meet with health care providers in northern New Hampshire to discuss opening a part-time health clinic for veterans in the Colebrook area.
The state’s congressional delegation said Monday that they received a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs about the plan after they repeatedly emphasized the need for expanded access to veterans health care in the North Country. For now, veterans often travel more than 130 miles to receive treatment in Littleton, Conway or Manchester, and in bad weather, travel time for basic appointments can exceed two and a half hours each way.
In a joint statement, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte, and Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster, called the announcement an important step forward.