The Veterans Affairs clinic has resumed treating patients following a closure prompted by air quality concerns. Veterans in Greenbrier County once again have a shorter commute to receive medical care. On June 6, the Greenbrier County Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Maxwellton was closed due to complaints of dizziness and headaches by clinic employees.
As a result of the complaints, the Beckley VA Medical Center conducted air quality testing, but there were no significant findings. There were some recommendations made to improve the air quality in the building. Those improvements, which involved restoring a fire wall that could have brought in contaminants and installing positive air pressure equalization units were among the numerous changes to the building and air supply systems completed by Greenbrier Valley Economic Development, the corporation that owns the building.
The Beckley VA Medical Center announced that the staff of the clinic returned to work during the week of Sept. 15. They conducted an inventory and restocked the building. Officials said that no one who has been working in the building has experienced the symptoms which caused the closing of the facility.
The clinic serve approximately 2,400 veterans from Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontas and Summers counties, and Alleghany County in Virginia, according to the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs website.
The VA also announced that Veterans will be called about relocating their current appointments in Beckley, back to the outpatient clinic. Veterans who are looking to make an appointment can call the clinic at 304-297-3900.