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New VA clinic opens in Waterloo

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The VA Healthcare System of Iowa City opened its newest outpatient clinic in Waterloo Friday.

Located just off San Marnan Drive, the new clinic is larger than the old Waterloo location.

The new building also houses a new radiology department, allowing veterans to get x-rays on site instead of traveling elsewhere.

Directors hope the new clinic will help the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in its development and expansion in the community.

"I think with the troops coming back and we're trying to do a lot of outreach and education and to the veterans' families, that's really important," Acting Director Dawn Oxley said. "A lot of times, a veteran will not want to talk about things, so we try to educate families also."

The new clinic is already open to veterans needing care and Oxley says this new location will most likely bring more traffic than the old one.

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