After eight years, Springfield now has a VA clinic that is open for business.

New patient applications are being accepted for some temporary services.

An Army veteran says “if you live long enough, sometimes the body starts to betray you.”

The 81 year-old Army vet say he relies on physical therapy to ease the years of knee pain before he has to resort to a more serious alternative.

The clinic is located at 1850 West Republic Road in southwest Springfield.