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Sunday, July 01, 2007

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A new VA outpatient clinic in La Grande is welcome news for 1,700 veterans in Eastern Oregon. The clinic, a satellite of the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash., will provide primary care, primary mental health and group clinics for post-traumatic stress disorder, diabetes and hypertension. The 1,700 enrolled veterans in Northeast Oregon have had to travel to Walla Walla for direct care. The clinic has no scheduled date to open but officials say it will be up and running as soon as possible.

 

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