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Veterans clinics approved for NH's North Country

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's U.S. senators say the Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the opening of two health care sites in Colebrook and Berlin.

The new Colebrook and Berlin clinics will offer primary care, preventive health care, lab draws and telehealth services through a shared staffing model with existing clinics.

The part-time health care clinics will help serve more than 2,500 veterans in local and surrounding areas and are scheduled to open by the end of the current fiscal year.

The announcement Wednesday comes after Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte, both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made repeated calls to establish accessible VA medical care facilities for North Country veterans.

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