Kevin McCarthy introduces plan aimed for faster veterans care


Bakersfield Congressman and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy rolled out a new program aimed at getting veterans quicker care.

McCarthy held a news conference Thursday at the Kern County Veterans Services Department.

If a veteran can’t be seen at a local Veterans Affairs clinic, the Convenient Care Initiative would allow them to go to local walk-in clinics for their VA health care.

“This is changing and modernizing health care to help them so they get better quality, more convenient at a faster time,” McCarthy said.

There are five facilities in Bakersfield that veterans in Bakersfield that veterans can go to when the VA clinic is booked and can even use walk-in clinics after hours or on weekends.

Walk-in centers in Bakersfield:

Accelerated Urgent Care – 4871 White Lane, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Accelerated Urgent Care – 9500 Stockdale Highway, Suite 100, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Accelerated Urgent Care – 9710 Brimhall Road 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.
Accelerated Urgent Care – 9917 Olive Drive, 8 a.m. to 8  p.m. daily.
Accelerated Urgent Care – 2400 K St., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (closed from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch.)

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