Veterans services offered at local clinics

Published 9:39 am Monday, November 12, 2018

Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center is celebrating this Veterans Day by recognizing employees and board members who have served our country and informing Veterans of the healthcare options available locally.

“We are not only proud to have these men and women as part of our team, but also honored to be a Veterans Choice medical facility. Our clinics in Ahoskie, Murfressboro, Colerain, and Creswell all offer services through the Department of Veterans (VA) when they can’t make it to a VA facility,” said Kim Schwartz, RCCHC, CEO.

For example, if a Veteran needs an appointment for a specific type of care, and VA cannot provide the care in a timely manner, the Veteran may be eligible for care through the Veterans Choice Program at Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center clinics.

“Veterans must receive prior authorization from VA to receive this care, but we’re happy to accommodate them,” Schwartz added.

Additional information is available by calling any Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center location.

RCCHC also takes time this weekend to honor its employees and board members who have served:

Alan Anthony Goddard, PA-C

US Army


23 Years

Charles Sawyer III, MD

US Navy

1st Class Petty Officer

4 Years

Julian R. Taylor, MD

US Air Force


2 Years

Kathy V. Montanez

US Army


15 Months

Jon Stephen Branch

US Navy

Operations Specialist

1 ½ Years

Dustin Lee Jones

US Army Active Duty & Reserves

Specialist E4

5 Years

Catherine S. Brown, ANP

US Army

Nurse Corp


10 Years

Angel Armenta

Navy Reserves


2 Years

Rev. Dr. Claude Odom (Board Member)

US Army

Rank of E5

3 Years

Guy Simmons (Board Member)

US Navy

Surface Warfare Officer/Captain

27 Years