Veterans in Kent County are served within Veterans Integrated Service Network 4, with the nearest major medical center in Wilmington, about an hour from Dover Air Force Base. VISN 4 serves veterans with medical centers, community-based outpatient clinics, one mobile clinic and vet centers located throughout Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The closest community outpatient clinic is in Dover.
Wilmington VA Medical Center
1601 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19805
The Wilmington VA Medical Center offers comprehensive services ranging from preventive screenings to long-term care. Also included within the hospital is a Community Living Center for extended care. Wilmington VAMC is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care.
A veterans’ center on campus offers veterans the opportunity to obtain health care, benefits services and readjustment counseling at one location. Wilmington VAMC is also a certified community cancer center.
Wilmington VAMC operates community-based outpatient clinics to serve three lower counties of Delaware and four counties of southern New Jersey. These CBOCs are in Georgetown and Dover, Delaware, and Vineland, Northfield and Cape May, New Jersey. For a full list of clinics and other facilities, go to www.wilmington.va.gov/locations.
Kent County Community Based Outpatient Clinic
1198 S. Governors Ave., Suite 201
Dover, DE 19901
800-461-8262, ext. 2400
The Kent County Community Based Outpatient Clinic offers a broad spectrum of health care, including primary care, mental health services, laboratory services, tele-retinal imaging and social work services.
Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs
802 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 100
Dover, DE 19904
VA Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
The Department of Veterans Affairs improves the quality of life for Delaware’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 a medical center, two community clinics and a veterans home. 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.