WASHINGTON " A veterans clinic in Winnemucca is one of 10 rural clinics Veterans Affairs will begin operating by next August.
The VA says the clinic will provide primary and mental health care and case management services. The clinics are intended to boost availability of care that meets VA standards in areas far from larger VA hospitals.
All of the clinics should be open by 2009. One in Aroostook County, Maine already is operating. Others to open next month are in Houston County, Ga.; Juneau County, Alaska; and Wasco County, Ore.
Others operating by August of next year are in Yreka, Calif.; La Grange, Texas; Montezuma Creek, Utah; Manistique, Mich.; and Utuado, Puerto Rico.