The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is employing the Rapid Access Clinic to make sure veterans receive the follow-up care they need after being treated in an emergency room. The model is currently being used at about 20 VA medical centers. When you walk into a VA emergency room, the emergency room physician will treat you. But if you also need follow-up care with a specialist, the emergency room staff will schedule your three-day follow-up appointment there in the E.R. before they send you home. And, the specialist will know you are coming. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
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