New VA healthcare facility aims to take pressure off hospitals

CHARLOTTE, NC (NBC) - A new multimillion- dollar facility in North Carolina is part of the Veterans Administration’s model to take pressure off hospitals.

The Veterans Administration’s first freestanding healthcare center has been open since April.

It has a dialysis clinic, women’s health center, state of the art audiology clinic and an imaging center.

The healthcare center will serve 25,000 to 42,000 veterans each year, not just for primary and mental healthcare needs, but also for their growing specialty needs.