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Worth Kenyon, Program Coordinator for the Home Based Primary Care team, prepares coordinated services for Veterans living in rural areas of central Virginia.

By Public Affairs
Monday, April 11, 2011

Two days a month, the Mobile Outreach team from McGuire VA Medical Center heads toward the Northern Neck of Virginia to provide medical care and services to senior Veterans living in rural areas. The Northern Neck of Virginia covers Lancaster County, Northumberland County, Warsaw, Tappahannock, Richmond County, Saluda and surrounding areas.


The outreach team is part of McGuire’s Home Based Primary Care Unit (HBPC). The team uses a 40’ mobile clinic which is outfitted to perform most of the same functions as you would see at your local doctor’s office.


“Veterans unable to make the 55 mile trip to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond can opt, to receive much of their care on the mobile clinic, say Worth Kenyon, Program Coordinator.”    “I just walked up because I heard the clinic was coming and I’m glad I came,” says Mr. Barron Nelson, WWII Veteran. Since the establishment of the Mobile Team, the mobile clinic patient list continues to grow.

Locations & Times this Month:


April 27th   10:00am – 2:00pm - Warsaw Healthcare Center, 5375 Richmond Road, Warsaw, VA 22572
April 28th   1:00pm – 6:00pm - New Hope Baptist Church, 1823 Crittenden Mill Road, Tappahannock, VA 22560.

Services you can expect when you visit the mobile clinic:


Enrollment – The team brings an Enrollment Specialist to make sure each Veteran is aware of their benefits and to assist with the application process.
Social Work – Health professionals provide initial and continued assessment of patients and caregiver needs.
Nursing – Our Nurse Educators provide care and health education. They can assist Veterans with making healthier lifestyle choices to enhance their wellness.
Pharmacy – Help Veterans manage chronic conditions through education and medication adjustment.

For more information, please contact Worth Kenyon at 804 675-6746 or email Worth at worth.kenyon@va.gov.