VA clilnics

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, right, R-Austin, speaks about what he and U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, left, went through in order to officially announce that the Central Texas Veterans Health Care Services is in the process of opening two new Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinics in Killeen and Copperas Cove. The announcement, given at the American Legion Post 573 in Harker Heights on Monday, July 22, 2019, proposes to provide quicker health care options for the more than 37,000 veterans in the area immediately surrounding Fort Hood.

HARKER HEIGHTS — The Department of Veterans Affairs has opened solicitation bids for a contractor to open medical clinics in Killeen and Copperas Cove for up to 7,200 veterans at each location, with the ability to grow to accommodate more veterans as needed, officials said Monday.

The locations for the primary health care clinics have not been determined yet, nor has a timeline been established when they will be in operation, said Michael Kiefer, the new director of the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, The system, which also runs the VA hospital in Temple, will provide updates on when and where the clinics will open as they become available. Officials said there is currently no end date for bids. | 254-501-7554

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