Local veterans will no longer need to drive to the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach for care with the opening today of a clinic in Anaheim.
The Anaheim Veterans Clinic will provide primary care, preventive and other services, according to Lawrence C. Stewart, medical center director. The clinic will have staff trained to make lifesaving procedures but will not have an emergency room. Critical patients will most likely be transferred to the full-service veterans hospital in Long Beach.
Officials said more than 230,500 veterans live in Orange County, with nearly 54% living in Anaheim, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda.
The clinic is in the Anaheim Professional Center, 1801 W. Romneya Drive, Suite 303. Veterans can call (714) 780-5400 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for appointments.
Officials with the Long Beach veterans hospital plan on opening a second health clinic in Santa Ana on Oct. 19.