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CVS unit to offer vets same-day urgent-care visits in Calif. pilot

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Amid an effort to reduce  long wait times for many  military veterans served by the Department of Veterans Affairs,  which have aroused much controversy, the VA Health Care System is launching an initiative at its Palo Alto, Calif., branch with CVS Health to give veterans access to same-day appointments, reports Becker’s Hospital Review.

“The urgent-care pilot {program} will give more than 60,000 veterans in Northern California access to CVS’  for acute-care services, such as treatment for common illnesses and minor injuries, as well as some preventive services like screenings, smoking cessation and contraceptive care,” Becker’s reported.

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