As the linked Asbury Park Press article documents, the James J. Howard Veterans Clinic will open a supplemental location (1688 Route 88, Brick, New Jersey) next month. Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS) spokeswoman, Sandra Warren, explains the new location will house physical therapy, prosthetics, optometry, and — significantly from my perspective — a shuttle to the East Orange VA Medical Center.
I speak to veterans around the country daily and the veteran quoted in the article, Carl LaGrotterria, expertly summarized what many veterans have expressed to me about VA health care: “The staff is incredibly great. They’re just dealing with a huge influx of people in the last few years using that clinic . . . It’s grown beyond belief.”