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Amy Umble is health reporter for The Free Lance-Star
Vets’ clinic looking to expand
The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for space to expand its primary-care clinic in Fredericksburg. Friday is the deadline the VA has set to hear from landlords who have up to 9,900 square feet of office space available.
The VA clinic currently occupies about 5,000 square feet of space in a building on U.S. 1, south of Fredericksburg. It offers primary care and a lab, five days a week, to Fredericksburg-area vets. It also offers mental health services, including individual, group and family counseling.
With wars underway in Afghanistan and Iraq, the VA is experiencing an increase in demand for its services. “Our patient population continues to grow,” said Bruce Sprecher, spokesman.