The Bucks County VA Telehealth Clinic held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Lower Bucks Government Services Center in Levittown Friday morning for their new services available to veterans.

With doctor visits sometimes being hard to attend, the Telehealth Clinic offers a solution. There, veterans can have a scheduled appointment with their doctor via Facetime or Skype. This saves many people time in their everyday lives.

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick took part in the ribbon cutting, and stressed the usefulness of the service for veterans.

“With all the issues, healthcare is always at the top of that list,” Fitzpatrick said. “And not just access to healthcare, but also the issue of transportation. That’s why this is so important.”

Director of Bucks County Veterans Affairs Dan Fraley, Robert G Loughery, and Daniel D Hendee with the Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center.

Vice Chair of the Bucks County Commissionaires Charles Martin, who also attended the event, called into Speak Your Piece to discuss the ribbon cutting.

“It was a room full of veterans. I think the whole program is well received and it will be another benefit to our Bucks County veterans,” Martin said. “It was really a kick-off of what will hopefully be a good program.”

WBCB’s Shaun Grace contributed to this report.