After years of work and planning, two new Veterans Affairs health care facilities will be opening in Springfield and Joplin.
Located on West Republic Street, the Springfield facility will offer an array of services like primary care, dental, optometry, mental health, audiology, radiology, physical rehab and endoscopy. The 68,000 sq. ft. facility will serve more than 9,000 vets.
In Joplin, the 20,585 sq. ft. facility will provide similar services to local veterans, with primary and mental health care along with phlebotomy and radiology services. This facility is expected to help more than 6,000 veterans in the area.
Congressman Billy Long says with more than 400,000 veterans in Missouri, these VA health care facilities will play a vital role in making sure these brave men and women get the care they deserve.
The two centers are on track to open later this year.