The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced five Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations sites in select Walmart stores have resumed clinical services to veterans in rural areas.
VA suspended the operation of clinical services at all ATLAS sites in April to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and implement additional safety and infection control measures.
The reopened ATLAS sites give veterans more options — allowing them to receive care without leaving their communities while offering the full privacy of a doctor’s office.
ATLAS sites offer services that do not require hands-on exams, such as primary care, nutrition, mental health counseling and social work. Establishing these points of care closer to veterans’ homes, ATLAS reduces obstacles and increases access to care.
In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency COVID guidelines for sanitation, the following Walmart Atlas sites have reopened.
- Keokuk, Iowa (Walmart #1431)
- Howell, Michigan (Walmart #1754)
- Asheboro, North Carolina (Walmart #1132)
- Boone, North Carolina (Walmart #2496)
- Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (Walmart #1643)
To learn more, visit VA’s Office of Connected Care.