Tomah VA makes changes to medical center

A lack of staff at the Tomah VA is causing problems at its clinic.

The medical center is ending admission to its Acute Psychiatry department starting Wednesday. The 11-bed unit will also temporarily close on September 4th. Any veteran needing inpatient care will be transferred to the V-A in Madison or Milwaukee.

The VA will also stop admitting patients to its community living center until appropriate staff is hired.

Permanent changes are also being made to Urgent Care Clinic hours.The new  hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.