There are two things every veteran with a service-connected disability is entitled to: disability benefits and excellent mental and physical healthcare.
Obtaining disability benefits is a challenge for many veterans, who find that their applications are erroneously denied by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (“VA”). However, with the help of an experienced veterans’ law attorney such as Attorney Sean Kendall, veterans can appeal their erroneous benefits’ decisions until they win the benefits they are entitled to.
Accessing healthcare, however, has been an insurmountable burden for the many veterans who have made their lives in rural areas and, therefore, live several hours from the nearest VA clinic. The new clinic in Loveland helps remedy this problem by bringing healthcare services to one drastically underserved population: veterans living in Northern Colorado.
The Loveland Clinic is a Replacement for the Greeley Clinic and is Meant to Serve as Many Veterans as Possible
On Friday February 16th the Greeley Veterans' Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic closed after losing its lease. While the clinic’s closure was a loss for the Greeley community, it sparked the development of the new Loveland clinic: a 23,000-square-foot building located at 5200 Hahns Peak Dr. The new location, which is ornately decorated with patriotic images, was chosen based on accessibility as determined by an analysis of the regions’ veteran population.
The Loveland Clinic Offers Physical and Mental Healthcare, Including MST Services
In addition to primary care, optometry, audiology, and physical therapy, veterans visiting the clinic will have access to mental-health services, including services for survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (“MST”). As Loveland Mayor Jacki Marsh states, “this clinic is for treating the complete soldier. . . not just the body, but also the mind and spirit.” If you are an MST survivor seeking care, call the Loveland clinic at 970-962-4900 and ask to speak with Deborah Williams.
How Northern Colorado Veterans Can Access the Healthcare They Need
If you would like to schedule an appointment at the new clinic, just call 970-962-4900. The clinic is open from 7AM to 5:30PM Monday through Friday. Plus, The Veterans Transportation Service and Disabled American Veterans have partnered to provide a shuttle from the Greeley Mall to the Loveland Clinic. The shuttle service is available to veterans with an appointment time between 9:00AM and 2:00PM. Call 970-310-1200 (for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday appointments) or 307-433-3735 (for Tuesday and Thursday appointments) to schedule a ride.
If Loveland is too far, you can find a list of other clinics in Colorado here.
How to Win Benefits for Service Connected Disabilities
In addition to obtaining healthcare, veterans with service-connected disabilities should apply for disability benefits. If you apply and receive a denial or an unacceptable rating decision, don’t give up – give us a call. The VA frequently decides disability claims erroneously. With decades of experience representing veterans, we know what it takes to successfully appeal a negative decision. When you are ready to make an appeal, send us a note or give us a call at (877) 629-1712.