VA Expanding Medical Facilities In The North Country

Oct 8, 2014

Credit Chris Jensen

Veterans in the North Country should soon find it easier to get medical care with a VA medical clinic in Littleton moving into a larger facility next spring and a new center opening this year in Colebrook.

A 10,000-square foot facility now under construction at the Mt. Eustis Commons on Cottage Street will be about twice as big as the clinic’s current home.

“Currently we have about 2,400 veterans that get their care at the Littleton clinic and we certainly hope to attract additional veterans,” said Deborah Amdur, the director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction.

“This is going to provide us an opportunity to bring some additional services to the veterans that we serve in that area,” she said.

Currently the Littleton facility provides mental-health and primary care, but the expanded facility will allow for additional services, said Dr. Hugh Huizenga, the Chief of Primary Care at the White River Junction VA Medical Center.

That will include audiology and physical therapy as well home visits for veterans who can’t make it to the clinic, he said. There’ll also be an expanded tele-health system allowing consultations with specialists elsewhere.

Amdur says she hopes a clinic for Colebrook - announced previously - will be open later this year.