The Director of the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center says the facility is working to improve service to veterans in the area.

Paul Roberts was named permanent director of the Cheyenne VA Medical Center last month after serving as acting director for several months. He says one change that has been instituted recently is offering vets the opportunity to make medical appointments up until 7:30 p.m., three days a week. Roberts says he wasn't sure vets would take advantage of the later hours, but says in fact 87 percent of the added time has been used.

He says because of that the Cheyenne VA will likely make the later hours available five days a week and implement the change at satellite clinics around the area as well.

Roberts says another thing that has happened recently has been the addition of a third vehicle that can be used for the mobile clinic outreach program.

Roberts says the additional vehicle means the mobile clinics can be held twice a week instead of the previous once a week in Torrington, Laramie, Wheatland and Sterling, Colorado. He says expanding the mobile clinics to the Guernsey area is also being considered.

Roberts says his goal is to do everything possible to make health care more flexible and accessible for veterans.

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