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Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center

Primary Care Option Closer to Home

February 6, 2014

Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center to Provide Primary Care Option Closer to Home

Contracts Established to Serve Veterans in their Community

  Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is pleased to announce the award of a contract for primary care services, which establishes an outreach clinic in a strategically-chosen area to serve Veterans who reside in Wayne and Pike counties in Pennsylvania.

 “This project is a result of significant input from our community and Veteran stakeholders in the area,” said Jeffrey Beiler, Interim Medical Center Director. “I look forward to cutting the ribbon for this outreach clinic in the coming months.”  

Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers, the vendor awarded the contract, will offer primary care, telehealth, and women’s health services in Honesdale, Pa.

Contract Signing Attendees 
Photo:  Executive Leaders from the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers sign a contract to provide primary care services to Veterans in Honesdale, Pa.

Photo Credit:  Edward T. Shudak, Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.

 The clinic is anticipated to be open for Veterans in 2014. More information regarding a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an opening date will be available in the coming months.

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The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center (WBVAMC) is a 173-bed, teaching facility located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.  Each year, WBVAMC serves over 39,000 Veterans in approximately 18 counties in Pennsylvania and New York with over 396,000 outpatient visits.  In addition to the main facility, the facility offers services at six clinics which are located in Allentown, Williamsport, Sayre, Bangor, Berwick and Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. For more information regarding the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center visit http://www.wilkes-barre.va.gov/ or https://www.facebook.com/VAWilkesBarre