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VA to build Clinic

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The Veterans Administration and the Army plan to build a rehabilitation clinic in the Fayetteville area.

The Fayetteville Observer reported the Fayetteville VA Medical Center and Fort Bragg’s Womack Army Medical Center will build the nearly $7 million clinic.

Fayetteville VA spokeswoman Robin DeMark says it’s too early to say when the clinic might open. Officials have not yet selected a location.

The clinic will provide physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology.

Soldiers and their families currently obtain those services at facilities such as Womack and several clinics at Fort Bragg. Veterans must seek care through the VA system.

Womack spokeswoman Shannon Lynch says Fort Bragg clinics will continue to provide those services even after the new clinic opens.

The new clinic expects to handle 62,000 visits annually.

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