New VA clinic opens in Las Cruces

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Veterans in Las Cruces now have a new facility to go to.

The new facility, located on Del Ray Boulevard near Mesilla Valley Hospital, opens Wednesday.

VA officials say it's double the size of the existing clinic.

It includes 14 exam rooms, five mental health exam rooms, prosthetics, a lab and an emergency use pharmacy.

The clinic manager, Crystal Davis-Whited, said they outgrew the other clinic and have been needing an upgrade for a few years now.

She said this new clinic will allow them to add some more staff members.

"By adding that other team, that'll add four more staff,” she said. “And those four more staff will be able to see 1,000 more patients."

She said that will help cut down on wait times for veterans who use this clinic.

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