Western Sierra Medical Clinic has been approved as a registered health care provider for the Veterans Choice Program, and has started offering much closer-to-home health services to thousands of veterans in the region. Under the new program, the Veterans Affairs allows Western Sierra to handle many health care services for veterans who live more than 40 miles away or must wait more than 30 days for an appointment at the closest VA medical facilities in Sacramento or Reno.
Western Sierra, the largest outpatient health care provider in Nevada County, is offering numerous health services, including medical and behavioral health, to the 10,500-plus veterans in the region. You can learn more about Western Sierra Medical Clinic at www.wsmcmed.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WesternSierraMedicalClinic.
The Veterans Choice Program ends Dec. 31, 2017, or when the $10 billion in funding is depleted. Veterans seeking to use the Veterans Choice Program should call 866-606-8198 to confirm eligibility.