Birmingham VA starting new Shoals clinic

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – A new Veterans Affairs clinic will double the amount of space to treat veterans in northwest Alabama, and the groundbreaking ceremony is next week.

The Birmingham VA Health Care System will open the new clinic, located at 410 Cox Blvd. in Sheffield at 10am on Friday 19 August.

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In addition to doubling the space (from 6,300 square meters to more than 16,000 square meters), the following services will be offered:

18 patient rooms for primary care, women’s health and mental health Three telehealth rooms New services, including audiology and optometry

The current Shoals VA clinic, just down the road at 422 Cox Blvd., opened in November 2012. 30 full-time employees serve approximately 3,500 veterans each year.

Seating at the opening will be limited, and the Birmingham VA asks spectators to follow COVID-19 protocols (wear a mask and practice social distancing). Spectators should also dress for the heat and bring water. For those who prefer to watch from home, the event will also be streamed live from Birmingham VA Facebook page.

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