HARLINGEN, Texas -- VA Texas Valley Costal Bend Health Care System has released the remaining dates and locations for the 2018 schedule for its Mobile Medical Unit, more commonly referred to as the MMU.
The MMU is scheduled to be at the following locations on the dates listed below.
May 16, 2018 – Falfurrias VFW
June 20, 2018 – Roma VFW
July 18, 2018 – Port Isabel American Legion
August 15, 2018 – Falfurrias VFW
September 19, 2018 – Roma VFW
October 17, 2018 – Port Isabel American Legion
November 21, 2018 – Falfurrias VFW
December 19, 2018 – Roma VFW
Address of locations for MMU visits:
Falfurrias VFW: 700 East Rice Street, Falfurrias, Texas 78355
Port Isabel American Legion: 819 South Garcia Street, Port Isabel, Texas 78578
All locations are scheduled to provide services from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please note: Schedule is subject to change without prior notification such as in case of the Mobile Medical Unit needing repairs, or if it is deployed in support of other official assignments such as humanitarian relief efforts.
Veterans in the listed towns and surrounding communities are encouraged to visit the Mobile Medical Unit.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has deployed MMUs for more than 20 years.
MMUs deliver primary care and other services to enrolled Veterans with limited access to VA healthcare services due to low population density, remoteness, or limited local demand for specialized services.
MMUs have also been used to identify and enroll Veterans who, for several reasons, may not have sought needed care and services at permanent VA facilities.
MMUs can also provide service continuity during emergencies when permanent sites of care are disabled or insufficient to meet the demand for healthcare services.The Mobile Medical Unit was recently used as part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ recovery efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
For more information, contact Reynaldo Leal, public affairs officer: 956-291-9340, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.