12 On Your Side: Emergency services end at Uptown VA

By: Elizabeth Owens Email
By: Elizabeth Owens Email

News 12 at 6 o'clock / Tuesday, July 17, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Some veterans will soon need to travel to another location for emergency care.

All emergency services, including mental health services, at Uptown VA will end on Aug. 1.

VA officials announced the change this week. They say all veterans seeking emergency services will now have to go to the Downtown Division of the Charles Norwood VA Medical Center.

Horace Thomas worries about the added commute for some of his veteran brothers.

"Some don't have transportation ... and then if they relocate, the parking is really ridiculous," he said.

Officials say the center was never configured for emergency care, which is the only explanation for the closing.

Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.

Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 newsroom@wrdw.com Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 162778606 - wrdw.com/a?a=162778606
Gray Television, Inc.