TOWNSEND — The Veterans Homestead Mobile Medical Clinic will be at VFW Post 6538, 491 Main St., on Friday, April 7, from noon to 3 p.m. It is scheduled to return on the first Friday of each month.
The purpose of the mobile medical clinic’s visit is to provide medical services for all veterans in or near their own community.
All eligible Townsend and area veterans are invited and encouraged to utilize the services provided in the mobile medical clinic. A nurse will be present for health screenings including cholesterol, glucose and hypertension, and to discuss health-related matters. A representative from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be on hand to assist with enrollments and to answer questions about veterans’ benefits.
Veterans are reminded to bring a copy of their DD Form 214 or their discharge with them to show that they are eligible for veterans health services if they are not currently receiving benefits for the VA. Due to recent VA policy changes, only veterans with service-connected disabilities are eligible to enroll in the VA health care system at this time. This does not affect those who are already enrolled.
All veterans with an honorable or general discharge who meet requirements for length of active duty service are eligible for comprehensive health care including prescription drug service at little or no expense.
Any veteran with questions about the mobile medical clinic can call Townsend veterans agent Norman Richard at (978) 597-5644 during the day or (978) 597-6495 in the early evening.