New effort puts veterans, Haywood first
The Rural Health Initiative being rolled out by the VA Medical Center is one that will serve veterans in Western North Carolina well.
An added privilege is that Haywood County will become the first place in the entire nation where the program will be used.
This county has a proud history of military service, and becoming the first area where a new project serving veterans in rural areas is fitting.
Under the rural health program, veterans who want to access the VA medical services for the first time often have to wait for two to three months for an initial appointment. This is merely an assessment where information is gathered and baseline tests are done.
Now, veterans from across the region can schedule an intake assessment at the Hawyood County Health Department where an exam and an ...