A new partnership is up and running to help local veterans get better care, faster.
The Veterans Care Initiative was pushed by Bakersfield Republican Congressman and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
It allows veterans to get their medical care options without having to first to a Veterans Affairs clinic.
Five Accelerated Urgent Care facilities are accepting veteran referrals through this program.
If you are a veteran you can call 877-252-4866 for more information.