With a growing veteran population in Texoma, Oklahoma City VA Medical Center officials say they're starting the process of expanding their services to Wichita Falls.
During a meeting on Monday, OKC VA Medical Center officials answered questions from area veterans regarding coverage.
Dr. Jamie Park says veterans currently use contracted services through United Regional but the veteran population in Wichita Falls has gotten to a point where it makes sense to lease a building and open their own VA clinic in Wichita Falls.
"The justification is here and we've already submitted a request to our central office for a VA Staff model," Dr. Park says. "We are simply waiting for the signature on the piece of paper that says go ahead. In the meantime, what we needed to do is open up that communication with United Regional to say, 'Hey, thank you. Your support has enabled us to get to this point. How can we move together in a transition.'"
Dr. Park says there is no timeline set as to when a VA clinic would open.
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