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BREAKING NEWS: Pike County VA Clinic Now Projected to Open in May of 2022
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The opening of the VA community-based outpatient clinic in Zebulon has been pushed back from February.

The new opening date is now May of 2022.

How to Transfer to the Pike County Clinic

Current VA patients will be contacted by mail with instructions on how to transfer to the Pike County Clinic.

New patients can register once the VA clinic has opened.

Job Listings

Interested applicants can search for a job position in Zebulon, Georgia at https://www.usajobs.gov/. New jobs are being posted daily.

Jobs that are listed on January 28, 2022 include a permanent, full-time Registered Nurse Care Manager starting at $65,108, a permanent, full-time Registered Nurse starting at $65,108, a permanent, full-time Lead Medical Instrument Technician (EKG) starting at $51,458, a permanent, full-time Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiogram) starting at $57,755. Other positions listed for multiple locations within the Atlanta VA Healthcare System range from a Housekeeping Aid Leader, A House Aid Supervisor, Physician, Licensed Practical Nurse (Primary Care), Licensed Practical Nurse (Surgical Specialty Clinic), Medical Technician (Phlebotomy), LPN, and Psychologist.

The COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement has been updated: “To ensure compliance with an applicable nationwide preliminary injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.”

To Volunteer

To volunteer with the VA, contact the Center for Development and Community Engagement at https://www.volunteer.va.gov/ or call 404-728-7728.

Volunteer programs include Compassionate Contact Corps where trained volunteers are matched with Veterans that are experiencing loneliness or are socially isolated and volunteers make weekly calls to provide socialization and companionship via phone or video calls. Many volunteers come from Veteran service organizations and are Veterans themselves, but that is not a requirement to volunteer for the program.

Corporate organizations can give something back to the community while helping America’s Veterans through Corporate Volunteerism. Student volunteers can receive valuable experience and training that can help in applying for college and jobs, and the James H. Parke Memorial Youth Scholarship Award provides scholarship opportunities to students who volunteer at VA medical centers.

The week of February 14 provides an opportunity for individuals, Veterans groups, military personnel, civic organizations, businesses, schools, local media, celebrities and sports stars to participate in a variety of activities at the VA medical centers to reach out to more than 9 million Veterans of the U.S. armed services who are cared for in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, outpatient clinics, domiciliaries, and nursing homes. This includes special ward visits and valentine distributions; photo opportunities; school essay contests; special recreation activities and Veteran recognition programs. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Health Care Talent Academy (HCTA) will be a dynamic and innovative learning and development program for undergraduate students interested in health care careers.


The list of services for this Decatur VA Clinic includes primary care, mental health, audiology, radiology, dental, phlebotomy, podiatry, home based primary care, physical medicine and rehabilitation services, and other specialty care services.

The address of this facility is 9424 US Hwy 19 in Zebulon. The clinic is located just north of Freshway and currently outside of the Zebulon City Limits.

This Community-Based Outpatient Clinic will offer care designed to meet the needs of local Veterans who are tied to the Decatur VA Hospital.

Click here to read the history of this facility as it came to be over the past couple of years.

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