Congressman Barrow speaks at GSU

Emma Collins

Congressman John Barrow, guest speaker at this month’s Student Veteran Association at Georgia Southern University, announced earlier today that a veteran’s clinic will soon be opened in Statesboro.

On March 6, 2013, a clinic for veterans will open on Northside Drive with a grand opening to follow on March 26. This clinic will rid veterans of the inconvenience of driving to Augusta or Savannah for their medical appointments and health problems.

“The Veterans Association is opening a primary health clinic in Statesboro. Through technology, people will be hooked up with their doctors in Augusta,” Barrow said.

Matthew Kleinsorge, a Constituent Services Representative in Statesboro, encouraged veterans to go ahead and register with the clinic.

“Veterans can go ahead and register, but they must be eligible. However, they do have to see doctors in Augusta prior to being seen at the Statesboro clinic,” Kleinsorge said.

Retired Colonel George Fredrick, GSU’s ROTC commander, thinks the clinic will truly benefit veterans in the area.

“Veterans can go to the clinic for follow-up appointments and will save time and money. Any veteran can come—young, old, ninety-years old, or a student,” Fredrick said.

Specialist James Woodall, a GSU student, has heard conflicting reports about the extent of benefits.

“From what I understand, the clinic will only benefit those who have deployed, and I haven’t been deployed,” Woodall said.

For further information regarding the clinic and its services, contact the Georgia Southern Military Resource Center.