New Improved VA Clinic In Port Jervis

PORT JERVIS – Veterans in need of services in the greater Tri-State area of Port Jervis, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey now have a much improved Veterans Administration outpatient facility at which to receive assistance.

The new outpatient center, at 100 Pike Street in the Tri-States Mall, is more than double the size of the previous facility at the rear of another building and offer patient-centered care including video telehealth services, said Dawn Schaal, the interim medical director of the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System.

Orange County Legislator Thomas Faggione of Port Jervis said the new facility is providing the services that our nation’s heroes deserve and need. “It’s a great day for our veterans in the entire region, and I’m talking New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. This is a premier location with a premier facility,” he said.

Port Jervis City Councilman Stanley Siegel, a Vietnam War Army veteran attended Tuesday’s formal ribbon cutting. “We came from a building that was confusing for veterans to go through, to navigate, to a beautiful building here, which has more services than it did in the older facility,” he said.

Port Jervis Mayor Kelly Decker, a more than 22-year veteran of the National Guard, said the new location is a win-win. “It’s going to help the city improve with the veterans that are here,” he said.

Orange County Veterans Services Director Christian Farrell, himself an Army combat veteran, said the new facility is “a big improvement” for the Port Jervis area. “This is going to improve the medical service they will get Castle Point (in Wappinger) is a long, long way away from Port Jervis and while this won’t provide everything Castle Point provides, this is a step in the right direction for improving the medical care for veterans in the western part of the county,” he said.

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