First District Congressman Tim Walz gave the keynote address at the grand opening of the new VA Community-based outpatient clinic in Albert Lea.
Walz told the crowd on hand the clinic has been a long time coming. The VA Clinic will ensure that local veterans will have access to the health care they have earned and deserve.
The new clinic will increase access to care for veterans in southern Minnesota by providing primary care, mental health counseling, and telemedicine services. Having a new clinic close to home will reduce unnecessary trips to the Twin Cities for local veterans, which can be a significant hardship for veterans of all ages.