VA clinic opens in Sevierville | Families
Thousands of East Tennessee veterans can now receive care much closer to home if they live in the Sevier County area.
Veterans and local officials celebrated Tuesday the opening of a new VA clinic in the former Fort Sanders Hospital near Middle Creek Road in Sevierville.
Prior to its opening, vets had to travel more than an hour and a half to Mountain Home, or about 45 minutes to Knoxville to see a VA doctor.
Officials say the facility will serve about 2,300 veterans with primary care and mental health services.