VA moving outpatient facility to Batavia

February 22, 2012 Updated Feb 22, 2012 at 8:33 AM EDT

By WKBW News
By Business First by Tracey Drury, Buffalo Business First Reporter

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February 22, 2012 Updated Feb 22, 2012 at 8:33 AM EDT

The VA Western New York Healthcare System is moving an outpatient clinic from Warsaw to its center in Batavia.

The Warsaw VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic will shift services from Wyoming County Community Hospital to the VA medical center at 222 Richmond Ave. in Batavia, 25-30 miles away, effective March 3.

According to the VA, the realignment will allow for improved access, with the clinic expanding primary care services from two days to five per week. Additionally, the Batavia site provides access to specialty services all at one location.

The Warsaw site primarily serves veterans in Wyoming and Livingston counties, providing personal care, behavioral health, laboratory, radiology and prescriptions.

All providers will shift to the Batavia location, enabling veterans to continue to see the same doctors they currently see in Warsaw.

The move follows a market study, which showed a large majority of the 798 veterans who use the Warsaw VA Clinic elected to receive care from one of five other VA sites within the past year, with Batavia identified as the most often utilized site.

Letters are being sent to all patients that use the Warsaw VA clinic and a free Veterans Transportation System between Warsaw and Batavia VA is in place to provide daily access for participants. In addition to the Warsaw clinic site, the shuttle will provide pick-up at four other locations as well.

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