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New VA clinic location to open Nov. 19 Highlands Today staff report
Published:   |   Updated: March 11, 2013 at 09:03 PM

The day drew closer Friday for the relocation of the Sebring VA Community Clinic, which will move Monday to 5901 U.S. 27 S., in Sebring — next to the Heartland Workforce office.

It is currently located north of Highlands Avenue at 3760 U.S. 27 S., in Sebring.

The new building is about two miles south of its current location.

"We are very excited about moving our Sebring VA Community Clinic into a new building that is more than twice as large as the old clinic," said Suzanne M. Klinker, director of Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. "The new building will provide a patient-centered environment and spacious accommodations for both veterans and staff. It's an excellent location for us to be able to deliver high-quality VA health care service in a comfortable setting."

Patients who have scheduled appointments at the Sebring VA Community Clinic through Friday will continue to be seen at the current location.

Patients who require health care services after that date will be seen at the new clinic location.

The primary phone number for the clinic will not change. Veterans can call  471-6227 for appointments and cancellations, pharmacy services, health care questions and more.

Services currently offered at the Sebring VA Clinic will continue to be available at the new location, including primary care, mental health, referrals to VA specialty care services, electrocardiograms (EKG), phlebotomy (blood draws and specimen collections), social work, pharmacist consultation and anticoagulation clinic services.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new clinic at 11 a.m. on Friday. The event is open to veterans, their families, friends, civic leaders and the general public.

Guest speakers will include Sebring Mayor George Hensley, Klinker and Jackie Graham, veterans service officer, Highlands County.

To learn more about the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, please visit