Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Secure Local Veterans Health Care Services at Dedication of New VA Clinic in Grafton

New Facility Will Provide Primary and Laboratory Care for Veterans in the Grafton Area

GRAFTON, N.D. – At the dedication of the Fargo Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System’s new clinic in Grafton today, Senator John Hoeven outlined efforts to provide veterans with health care options closer to home. As a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to secure strong support in Fiscal Year 2018 funding legislation for the health care and benefits available to veterans, both through VA facilities, like this new clinic, which offers primary care and laboratory services, as well as community providers under the Veterans Choice Program. 

“This new facility will help the Fargo VA better serve veterans in the Grafton area,” said Hoeven. “By providing care closer to home, veterans will now be able to get most of their health care needs taken care of without having to travel to Fargo. We’ve worked hard to ensure veterans can access more convenient health care options, like this clinic, and will continue our efforts to improve the VA system and deliver the care our veterans have earned.”

Hoeven continues working with the VA to design the next phase of the Veterans Choice Program and build on the success of the Veterans Care Coordination initiative at the Fargo VA Health Center, which has significantly reduced wait times for veterans seeking appointments in their local communities. The senator is also working to pass into law his Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act to enable veterans to receive long-term care and health care services closer to home.