- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

EFFINGHAM, Ill. (AP) - A new, larger satellite clinic run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is opening in the central Illinois city of Effingham.

The 10,000-square-foot facility is more than 50 percent bigger than the city’s older VA clinic in the Lincolnland Building.

The Effingham Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1QLNvkL ) that the new facility features video-teleconference units that will allow veterans to connect with service providers located elsewhere.

The staff will include a nurse specializing in tele-retinal eye-care services.

The clinic opens Monday for walk-in patients. Regularly scheduled patients can begin using the facility Tuesday.

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Information from: Effingham Daily News, https://www.effinghamdailynews.com

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