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August 17, 2019

7/20/2019 7:30:00 AM
New VA urgent care benefit in Minocqua

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (OGJVAMC) and other VA medical centers across the nation implemented the MISSION Act on June 6.

One of the lesser known provisions of the law established a new urgent care benefit that allows eligible veterans access to urgent and walk-in care at participating clinics in their communities, according to a VA press release.

"This is a giant step forward in terms of convenience for our patients, as eligible veterans do not need to get prior authorization from VA to visit an urgent care provider in VA's network," the release states.

This urgent care benefit is meant to give veterans a convenient way to receive treatment for minor injuries and illnesses such as colds, strep throat and sprains. To be eligible for urgent and walk-in care, veterans must be enrolled in the VA health care system and have received care through VA from either a VA or community provider within the past 24 months.

Locally, the Marshfield Clinic-Minocqua Center is participating in the new urgent care benefit provided through the VA Community Care Network. It is located at 9601 Townline Rd., Minocqua, (715-358-1000).

Veterans can also find VA-approved urgent care locations and pharmacies at the following link: https://vaurgentcarelocator.triwest.com/

Any questions can be directed to the OGJVAMC Office of Public Affairs at 906-774-3300, extensions 32593 or 32001.





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