Water main break closes down Cape Coral VA

Author: Adam Wright
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LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Veterans Affairs Healthcare Center in Cape Coral is closed because of a water main break.

The center is located on Diplomat Parkway, near Corbett Road.

The VA tells WINK News the facility will remain closed through Friday and is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Saturday.

The water is back on at the center but crews still need to do testing.

The clinic, which sees more than 30,000 patients a year, had to close its doors to dozens of veterans seeking help.

“This is a brand new facility, I don’t see why a water main is breaking,” said Josh Vanadore.

Vanadore drove down from Charlotte County to see a patient advocate. He was turned away as soon as he got there.

“They just told me that I needed to go seek out help at the other locations, the other clinics around this area. Unfortunately I’m from the Port Charlotte area and I do go to the Port Charlotte clinic and you can barely get in there, it takes three weeks to a month to get an appointment,” said Vanadore.

A VA clinic spokesman says they are working hard to reschedule appointments as soon as possible, and are working with veterans who need urgent care to try to get them seen by local non-VA health centers. Patients who had appointments in Cape Coral will be contacted directly.

If you have any questions, call the Lee County Healthcare Center at 239-652-1800.

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