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Colonel Fortune

Retired Army Col. J. Fortune (center) dressed in tribal regailia, acknowledges Elders at the Rappahannock Nation annual pow-wow.

By Fernandez "Dez" Scott
Monday, May 2, 2011

The Native American team is an expansion of Home Base Primary Care (HBPC), at McGuire VA Medical Center. With an average daily census of over 290 patients, the HBPC team covers most of central Virginia and will be expanding operations to the Emporia Outpatient Clinic soon.

The HBPC team provides primary medical care services; using a team of medical professionals, along with a 40’ mobile clinic which is outfitted to perform most of the same functions as you would see at your local doctor’s office. The team provides medical care to the Chickahominy, Pamunkey, Upper Mattaponi, East Chickahominy and the Rappahannock tribes.

HBPC outreach makes access to proper health care, possible for many of our Native American Veterans living on reservation and tribal lands. “We’re pleased with the progress of the program and continued growth, says Stephen Adkins, Chief of the Chickahominy Tribe.”

Also, the Native American team has established strong relationships that honor the Native American Veteran; while participating in Tribal Ceremonies and annual Pow-wows. “We have earned the trust of the Tribal Leaders, said Worth Kenyon, Program Coordinator. It’s been a team goal and we’ve work hard to keep our monthly commitments and schedules for the mobile clinic.

Scheduled Clinics for May:

5/2         Upper Mattaponi – King William, VA – 10:00am – 2:00pm
5/3         Upper Mattaponi – King William, VA – 10:00am – 2:00pm
5/9         Chickahominy Tribal Center, Providence Forge – 1:00pm – 6:00pm
5/10       Chickahominy Tribal Center, Providence Forge – 10:00am – 2:30pm

For more information, please contact Worth Kenyon at 804 675-6746.