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Department of Veterans Affairs Expands Services in Bradenton

November 10, 2010

Bradenton VA Outpatient ClinicBradenton, FL – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System has expanded services at the Bradenton VA Community Clinic. 

The new clinic, located at 5520 State Road 64, Suite 101, Bradenton, opened last April with primary care and mental health services available.  Recently, the clinic has also opened Eye Care, Dental, and Imaging (x-ray and ultrasound) services to better serve our Veterans. 

The new Eye Care area is staffed by an Optometrist and a Technician who can perform general eye exams, test vision, and capture images needed for retinal evaluation.  We also have an on-site vendor for eyeglass selection for those Veterans eligible to receive glasses.  

The new Dental area is staffed by a Dentist and a Dental Assistant who can perform oral exams and basic dental treatments such as cavities, cleanings, and minor denture adjustments.

We are working to further expand the availability of primary care services and have plans in place to add an additional Primary Care Provider and support staff so that more Veterans are able to register for care and choose Bradenton as their preferred VA facility.  Plans call for this additional Primary Care team to be operational by spring 2011.