GLADSTONE, Mich. (WJMN) – A new outpatient facility for veterans opened on September 7 in Gladstone.

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center opened the Community-based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) at 2001 Minneapolis Ave.

Gary LaPlant is the first veteran to check in to an appointment at the new Gladstone Community-based Outpatient Clinic. Photo Courtesy of the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center.

The facility is 5,637 square-feet and is designed to improve veterans’ access to outpatient services such as primary care, mental health, whole health services (acupuncture, chiropractic) and various specialty care services through telehealth technology.

This clinic will provide for the needs of about 2,100 veterans in and around Delta County. It will also bring VA services to veterans who currently get their care through the Iron Mountain facility.

Staff at the Community-based Outpatient Clinic in Gladstone. Photo Courtesy of Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center.

This is one of eight community outpatient clinics that Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center operates in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. Other clinics are in Menominee, Manistique, Sault Ste. Marie, Marquette, Hancock, Ironwood, and Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Veterans who are not enrolled in VA services should call 906-774-3300 extension 32810 to check their eligibility for services at the new clinic.