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Old 15 July 2017, 05:57
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Changing VA hospitals in Indiana

Well, it looks like all in Northern and Central Indiana, will now be going to the Indianapolis VA facility instead of Danville, IL.

All veterans under the VA health plan should have gotten a letter, and new RX numbers as well, if taking any prescriptions.

They are switching our provider. Makes sense, as thought it was strange I had to always drive across state lines to Illinois, a 1.25 hour drive, instead of driving an hour south to Indianapolis for me.

The Indianapolis facility is more modern. But, even though the Danville facility was old, I always had very good service there. Very professional staff and really took care of veterans. So hoping Indy will be the same.
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Old 15 July 2017, 07:11
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Are they shutting down the Danville facility? Or just rearranging coverage areas?
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Old 15 July 2017, 09:27
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The new Mishawaka facility is due to open in September. Its 60,000 square feet and located right next to the new St. Joseph hospital. It might be an option for you.
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Old 15 July 2017, 10:26
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The new Mishawaka facility is due to open in September. Its 60,000 square feet and located right next to the new St. Joseph hospital. It might be an option for you.
We are suppose to report to the Indy facility, in our network. Plus, Indy is only a one hour drive, Mishawaka is two hour drive.

Gray Rhino, no, Danville still operating. Just all vets under the VA plan in our regional area now will report to Indy, instead of Danville. We have a local clinic here (just your primary care doctor, and good for basic checkups or to get meds), but anything else you had to go to Danville. Now, we have to go to Indianapolis.
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Old 15 July 2017, 11:36
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You have a rep at the VA that if your care is over so far away they can authorize you to seek local treatment. Are you aware of that?
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Old 15 July 2017, 11:47
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You have a rep at the VA that if your care is over so far away they can authorize you to seek local treatment. Are you aware of that?
They will not do it, being that we are one hour away (55 miles). Tried. If more than one hour, then they work with you.

Since we have a local outpatient clinic with primary care Doctors?nurse here, and then go one hour to Indy for things like X-rays, Surgery, PT, etc.
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Old 15 July 2017, 11:59
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Justify it differently... If you push they will give it. it's here. https://www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/for_veterans.asp 40 miles. if that doesnt work - claim excessive burden with your condition - "you cant be in the car for 55 miles". All answers are outside of the box.
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