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Veterans Mobile Medical Unit rescheduled for Monday

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

MORRIS – The visit from Veterans Mobile Medical Unit from Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital to Morris has been rescheduled for Monday.

The date for the MMU’s visit was rescheduled to next week because of current dangerous weather conditions.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, the unit will be at the Morris American Legion, 212 W. Washington St. in Morris. Veterans who wish to receive care must bring a copy of their DD Form 214 or their VA medical ID card with them.

Flu shots are available, but you must be enrolled in the VA health care system to receive a flu shot.

The MMU is the latest tool Hines VA Hospital is using to reach out to area veterans to enroll them in and provide them with top quality VA health care. In late summer, the hospital unveiled the 38-foot MMU that features two separate exam areas, a counseling room, on-the-spot enrollment and much more.

“Our Veterans MMU provides us with an opportunity to engage veterans and to assist them with enrollment in VA health care,” said Joan Ricard, Hines hospital director. “We are thrilled to be able to increase our presence in the community and bring our top-quality health care out to our veterans through the use of this vehicle.”

Hines deploys the Veterans MMU on a regular basis to areas where many veterans are known to reside. The Veterans MMU will also serve National Guard and Reserve personnel by engaging National Guard and Reserve units at their service headquarters shortly after they return home from duty.

To schedule the Veterans Mobile Health Unit for an event, contact Tyler Goodwine at 708-202-8387, ext. 27179, or at tyler.goodwine@va.gov.

For information on the Morris event or on the Grundy VAC, call Ken Buck at 815-941-3152.

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