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Temporary VA Clinic to Open in Greenbrier County


U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says a temporary health clinic will open in Greenbrier County to serve veterans in parts of West Virginia and Virginia.

The West Virginia Democrat says he learned from the Beckley VA Medical Center that the temporary Veterans Affairs clinic will open by the end of the month at the Rhema Christian Center in Lewisburg until a permanent clinic is established.

The Greenbrier Community Based Outpatient Clinic closed in April after air quality tests found formaldehyde levels above the recommended exposure limit. The Maxwelton clinic had been shut three times since June 2014 because of air quality.

The clinic served about 2,400 veterans in Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontas and Summers counties in West Virginia, and in Alleghany County, Virginia. They currently must travel to Beckley for health care.