Veterans in Prestonsburg Area to See Enhanced Health Care
Huntington — Planning has already begun to relocate and expand services at the Prestonsburg VA Clinic. The recently awarded contract adds a robust array of medical services for veterans in the 12 eastern Kentucky counties currently serviced by the existing VA clinic.
The clinic, one of four managed by the Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams VA Medical Center in Huntington, WV, will grow to 13,500 square feet, boast 100 parking spaces, and encompass three primary care teams, women’s health, optometry, mental health counseling, telehealth, imaging, lab services, and a pharmacy.
“We think the number of veterans using VA for their care in this area of eastern Kentucky will increase with the passage of the PACT Act and so we are building future capacity,” says Brian Nimmo, the director of the Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams VA Medical Center. “We’ve already seen an upswing in demand at the current Prestonsburg location and want to act now to provide veterans expanded services for their lifetimes.”
Construction begins in the spring of 2025 and will take approximately16 months, with the new clinic opening for appointments in the summer of 2026. In the meantime, the current clinic located on Route 321 will remain open and fully operational.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, WV is a fully accredited 80-bed acute medical and surgical care facility offering primary and subspecialty outpatient care, including rehabilitation and mental health services. The Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center is honored to serve veterans in a primary service area that includes 10 counties in West Virginia, two counties in southern Ohio, and 12 counties in eastern Kentucky.