Beginning June 6th 2019, U.S. Veterans no longer have to wait to get care for minor medical conditions. Under the new Veterans Affairs Department’s Mission Act, Freedom Urgent Care clinics will now be able to treat veterans on a walk-in basis. No appointment is ever necessary.
Minor medical conditions include (but are not limited to): flu-like symptoms, strep throat, minor burns, pink eye, ear/skin infections, x-rays, lab testing and medications.
Freedom Urgent Care Medical Director, Dr. Jay McKenna says, “It’s an honor to serve those who’ve bravely served this country.” He goes on to say, “I look forward to being able to offer vets quick, easy, and convenient access to quality medical care.”
Veterans can now arrive at either Freedom Urgent Care location and simply let the clinic know they would like to use their VA Urgent Care benefits. The clinic will then confirm Veteran eligibility before providing care. Before the new law took effect, the VA would pay for private care only when veterans had to drive more than 40 miles or wait more than 30 days for a VA appointment.
All Freedom Urgent Care clinics operate Monday-Friday 8AM-9PM and Saturday/Sunday 9AM-6PM. Freedom Urgent Care centers are modern, state-of-the art facilities providing walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries seven days a week, including holidays. Licensed providers are available to perform procedures like splinting and suturing, in addition to being equipped with digital x-ray, laboratory services and an electronic medical records (EMR) system.
Both Freedom Urgent Care clinic locations are accredited by the national Urgent Care Association, certifying its clinics deliver the highest level of care available in an on-demand care setting. Freedom Urgent Care is not intended for major emergencies. If you are experiencing a life-threatening situation, dial 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.