Governor Pence Dedicates New Medical Clinic at Camp Atterbury

Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today joined representatives from the Indiana National Guard and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center to dedicate a new medical clinic, called the Wakeman VA Clinic, at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh, Indiana. The Wakeman VA Clinic is the first of its kind in Indiana, and offers primary medical care, as well as physical therapy, mental health assessments, and technology-based, long-distance clinical health care. 

“I’m thankful today to dedicate the Wakeman VA Clinic at Camp Atterbury to allow greater access to health care for our veterans,” said Governor Pence. “This clinic is the first of its kind in Indiana and offers an additional location for our veterans in southern Indiana and the surrounding areas to receive the care they need. Our heroes have fought for our freedoms, and deserve the utmost care when they return home. The Wakeman VA Clinic will provide this care to our veterans, and will do it closer to home.” 

The partnership between the Indiana National Guard and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center aims to improve outpatient access by reducing drive times and building closer patient and provider relationships. The Wakeman Clinic provides approximately 10,000 square feet in two facilities to alleviate the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, and provides an additional option for care to the veteran population who normally would have driven to VA facilities in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Bloomington, Martinsville, or Louisville.  

“It has been said that the measure of society is reflected on how it takes care of its veterans,” said The Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr. “This facility will continue to solidify our commitment to the care, welfare and well-being of those who have worn the cloth of our nation. Our service members deserve the very best health care. By allowing the VA to use Camp Atterbury’s facilities, veterans in the southern Indiana region can receive medical services closer to their homes and have access to more personalized care in a community based facility.” 

The Wakeman VA Clinic plans to expand services to include optometry, ophthalmology, audiology, and general X-rays in the coming months. 

Governor Pence has made veterans matters a focus since his first day in office when he signed an Executive Order relating to veteran-owned businesses and state contracts. Last week, the Governor signed into law 13 bills regarding veteran and military matters.

 

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