August 20, 2014 - Hundreds of veterans are now visiting a mobile primary care clinic stationed in Mercer County, but it has the capacity to serve hundreds more, a representative of the Veterans Administration said Tuesday.
In February, a new mobile veterans clinic started operating along Stadium Drive in Bluefield.
Local veterans have worked for years to establish a clinic, so they are encouraging people who have served their country to utilize the new facility.
“It has wheels on it, and if leaves, we’ll never get it back,” said veteran advocate Al Hancock of Bluefield.
Hancock said the unit was the third-best in Division 6 of the Veterans Integrated Service Network, which includes West Virginia and part of Virginia and North Carolina. Local veterans have been working for years to establish a veterans primary care clinic in Mercer County so veterans can reduce the number of trips they make up and down Interstate 77 to the Beckley VA hospital. read more>>>