Tester Announces New VA Clinic in Billings


BILLINGS – Senator Jon Tester announced groundbreaking for the new Billings VA facility on Monday. The facility will provide outpatient surgery and specialty services to an estimated 11,000 veterans in Montana, and about 10,000 veterans from neighboring Wyoming.

The Billings VA Clinic will offer many of the services now available at Fort Harrison, Montana’s only VA hospital located in Helena.

In addition to a same-day surgery center, the expanded clinic will offer new services in audiology, physicial occupational therapy, dental care and magnetic resonance imaging.

Additional space will be added for existing primary-care services.

The groundbreaking for the expansion of Billings VA Clinic will occur Friday, October 19.

Tester recently toured the VA clinic in Great Falls. He also announced that the VA and the Department of Health and Human Services will follow his road map and work together to more effectively contract with local health care providers to enhance rural verterans’ access to quality mental health services.

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