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Veterans in the San Gabriel Valley no longer have to drive an hour to the nearest Veterans Affairs facility in Loma Linda, Long Beach, or West Los Angeles. In May of 2019, a Veterans Affairs clinic opened in Arcadia. The new local clinic offers basic clinical services, not including surgery. These services include primary care, social work, mental health, women’s health, and laboratory services (specimen collection only at this time).
The establishment of the clinic was the result of the combined work of Congressional Reps Judy Chu, Grace Napolitano, and Adam Schiff in cooperation with the Department of Veteran Affairs and veteran’s organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Disabled American Veterans, and local community leaders.
The clinic is only a temporary fix and will be in business for three to five years. Then it is planned it will be replaced by a permanent, full service clinic. That clinic will be located somewhere between Pasadena and Pomona. For now, the Arcadia clinic is located at 7 W. Foothill Blvd., Arcadia 91006. The site was chosen due to its proximity to freeways and public transportation.
The Arcadia clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Veterans can make an appointment by calling the clinic at 877-251-7295.