Yesterday, Rome welcomed an important new addition to our community: The new Women Veteran Clinic at the VA’s Donald J. Mitchell Rome Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 125 Brookley Road, at Griffiss Business and Technology Park.
While the Outpatient Clinic has always provided a full-range of health services and programs for women veterans, “this new clinic is the recognition of what matters most to women veterans,” said Dr. William Jorgensen, Rome CBOC medical director.
“We are pleased to be able to provide a warm comfortable family friendly atmosphere with a wide array of female-specific veteran centric health care and services in that space. It caters to the comfort and privacy of women veterans in a family friendly environment that is separate from the main waiting areas,” Jorgensen added.
Michael DelDuca, VA Ambulatory Care Line manager noted: “Our overall goal is to ensure that there is a strong focus on women veterans’ safety, dignity, as well as providing sensitivity to specific gender needs.” Some 400 women veterans who receive care at the Rome CBOC will benefit.
To mark the occasion of this expansion of health services to our women veterans, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house were held yesterday.
For information regarding eligibility for VA health care visit the VA website at http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/ or call 888-823-9656.