Augusta-Richmond and Columbia counties are served within Veterans Integrated Service Network 7 — the VA Southeast Network, with the nearest major medical centers in Augusta, both about 11 miles from Fort Gordon. VISN 7 serves the third-largest veteran population in the U.S., encompasses an area containing VA medical centers and outpatient clinics in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The closest community outpatient clinic is in Aiken, South Carolina.
VA Southeast Network
3700 Crestwood Parkway, Suite 500
Duluth, GA 30096 678-924-5700
Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
950 15th St. (Downtown)
1 Freedom Way (Uptown)
Augusta, GA 30904 706-733-0188
The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a two-division Medical Center that provides tertiary care in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine and spinal cord injury. The Downtown division is authorized for 155 beds (58 medicine, 37 surgery and 60 spinal cord injury). The Uptown division is authorized for 315 beds (68 psychiatry, 15 blind rehabilitation and 40 medical rehabilitation). In addition, a 132-bed Restorative/Nursing Home Care Unit and 60-bed domiciliary are at the Uptown Division.
The medical center prides itself on continually improving and expanding its health care knowledge. It enjoys a strong affiliation with the Medical College of Georgia, providing medical and allied health training to an average of more than 700 students and residents annually. The center’s many programs and services include an active-duty rehab unit, audiology, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, home-based primary care, homeless chronically mentally ill care, hospice, Magnetic Resonance Imagining, neurology, open heart surgery, respiratory therapy, sleep laboratory program, spinal cord injury center, stroke rehabilitation, women’s health and more
The following is a list of clinics and the vet center near Augusta. For a full list of clinics and other facilities, go to www.va.gov/directory/guide/region.asp?ID=1007.
Aiken Community-based Outpatient Clinic
951 Millbrook Ave.
Aiken, SC 29803 803-643-9016
Athens Community-based Outpatient Clinic
9249 Highway 29 N
Athens, GA 30601 706-227-4534
Statesboro Telehealth Clinic
658 Northside Drive E
Statesboro, GA 30458 912-871-8719
Augusta Veterans Center
050 Walton Way, Suite 100
Augusta, GA 30904 706-729-5762
Georgia Department of Veterans Service
Floyd Veterans Memorial Building, Suite E-970
Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-2300
VA Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255
The Department of Veteran Service improves the quality of life for Georgia’s veterans, military and their families by increasing awareness and access to appropriate federal, state and local resources. Veterans within the state can receive health care from a variety of facilities, including two veterans homes. Combat veterans who were discharged or released from active service on or after Jan. 28, 2003, are eligible to enroll for enhanced care in the VA health care system for five years from their date of discharge or release. The enrollment period begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active-duty service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date. Veterans, including activated reservists and National Guard members, are eligible if they served on active duty in combat after Nov. 11, 1998, and have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions. Go to www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/returning_servicemembers.asp.