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Mobile and permanent veterans "tele-health" clinics coming to Mercer County

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MERCER COUNTY (WVVA)- A Mercer County veteran has been taking it upon himself to help the growing number of veterans in the Two Virginias gain access to needed health and medical services.

Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, along with Congressman Nick Rahall, announced last Friday that the Department of Veterans Affairs will bring a new mobile and permanent "tele-health" clinic to Mercer County.

The aim is to help the growing number of veterans in the area access needed health and medical services.

The tele-health clinics will utilize technology similar to what is used for video conferences, giving Mercer County veterans one-on-one acces to V. A. hospital doctors without having to make the long drive up to Beckley.

Princeton Community Hospital has generously offered free space within the hospital to help with the tele-health clinic project.

The clinics are slated to open and begin serving patients in fall 2013.

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