My husband is a disabled Vietnam veteran, whose primary-care doctor is at the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs hospital.
He recently was seen at the Denver VA Hospital and given orders for blood tests to be done at the Durango VA Clinic
when his blood sugar drops to a certain level.
I was told he could not use the clinic in Durango and had to go to the Farmington or Montrose VA clinics. This could
cause serious medical risks.
Local veterans should realize the VA clinic here is contracted by Health Net Federal Services, a for-profit company
traded on the New York Stock Exchange. It is not available to all veterans unless they are signed up as a patient with
We have contacted our senators and congressman to open a VA clinic here that truly is open to all veterans.
Sandra Hedges, Durango