While other medical centers run by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) struggle to upgrade and expand facilities, Las Vegas veterans will soon be able to access the latest in veterans’ health care at the new Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The new $600 million facility is set to begin its phased opening this month with the goal of full operational status by December. The first unit to open will be the outpatient mental health clinic, which is completely dedicated to mental health care for disabling conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Other enhanced services that will be opening throughout the year include a full dental clinic, a skilled nursing home care facility for up to 120 residents, an ambulatory care center, a Telehealth unit, and inpatient beds for up to 22 mental health patients, 48 medical/surgical beds, and 20 intensive care unit beds.
The center will boast some of the latest in technological advances for veterans’ health care. Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy will be available for veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury and other mental health conditions. Advanced “smart boards” will be in place in all areas of the VMAC and its outlying clinics to help improve employee education and patient interaction.
As enhanced health services come to new VA facilities there is hope that improvements can be made across the U.S. in existing and future VA hospitals and clinics. The best way for disabled veterans to keep up with the latest health care services available to them is to apply for veterans’ disability benefits.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-888-234-5758.