ROSEDALE, Md. — For the first time in two years, veterans in eastern Baltimore County will have access to healthcare close to home.
Two years ago, water damage shut down the Fort Howard facility, and after a soft opening last month, the new VA outpatient clinic in Rosedale is ready for their ribbon cutting and open house on Saturday.
The new facility has lots of great services for veterans starting with primary care that includes women’s health, social work, mental health care that includes counseling, assistance for quitting smoking, helping veterans get telemedicine care, and much more.
"We are larger, we are spacious, we are state of the art and a modern clinic and we are easily accessible," explained Dr. Dhruv Gadhia, a primary care physician at the clinic. "We have bus routes that come here and we are right off of 95, so I think it is much easier for veterans to access care here.”
And Dr. Gadhia says you do not have to serve in combat to be eligible for these benefits.
“That’s one of the common myths that we have here is that you have to serve in combat, lots of veterans may apply and be eligible for care, but they just need to apply, that’s the first step,” said Dr. Gadhia.
You can apply for the benefits by clicking here , or by going to the open house and speaking with enrollment experts.
The open house starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the clinic located at the Franklin Square Professional Center, 5235 King Ave., Rosedale, Md. 21237.