The Atlanta VA Health Care System held a ribbon cutting ceremony May 16 for its Northeast Cobb County VA Clinic, located at 2217 Roswell Road in Marietta/East Cobb. The new VA clinic provides local veterans with primary care, mental health, telehealth and laboratory services. It is open 8am-4:30pm, Mondays through Fridays.

“We have a county of over 45,000 veterans and the needs here for medical services and primary care are urgent,” said Chairman Boyce, who spent nearly 30 years in leadership positions in the Marine Corps and was in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Iraq and Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. “I’m glad to see the VA recognizes that and is going to build that kind of care and begin serving all these warriors that live around here. It’s a long time coming.”

“Opening the VA clinic here will make a huge difference for our veterans in Cobb County both in the Veterans court but also for the veterans in our community that need services,” said Superior Court Chief Judge Reuben Green, a veteran of the Marine Corps.

Veterans previously requesting to receive care at this site will be contacted directly. Enrolled veterans interested in transferring to the new site, please contact the new clinic by calling 404-321-6111, ext. 204403. Veterans not enrolled in the Atlanta VAHCS, please call Eligibility Service at 404-321-6111, ext. 20645.

This article originally appeared in our June/July issue of EAST COBBER, on page 47. Click here to view the digital edition.