The vehicle, affectionately called the Rural Mobile Health Care Unit, will be servicing veterans at the Hamptons Corners Highway Complex in Groveland from 10a.m. to 2p.m. every Friday for the forseeable future.
“We will come here until the need no longer exists,” said Angela Allen, Rural Health Social Worker for the VA Medical Center, aboard the van. “A lot of rural veterans have to come way out to Canandaigua to get their care. Now we can bring the medical center’s service to them.”
These other services include hearing aid and audiology appointments, behavioral and mental health services, physical therapy, and blood and urine drawing appointments.
Veterans can also register for VA services right from the RV.
The Mobile Health Care Unit was in Groveland on Friday for an open house. Veterans and their family members stopped by to meet Allen and the RV staff, and learn more about the program.
The long-term plan is to also set up the RV weekly at the Naples VFV, Ontario County; Wolcott American Legion, Wayne County; Waterloo, Seneca County; and Brockport Veterans Club, Monroe County.