Veterans in the Hampton Roads region are served within Veterans Integrated Service Network 6 — the VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, with the nearest major medical center in Hampton, Virginia, backed by outpatient clinics in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. The Hampton Roads VA Medical Center’s domiciliary offers specialized programs including one for post-traumatic stress disorders in addition to a care management program that works exclusively with veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation New Dawn, and an equine therapy program. The medical center also recently opened a state-of-the-art women’s clinic, and additional expansions include spinal cord injury and mental health units. VISN 6 serves more than 340,000 veterans each year with eight medical centers and 33 community-based outpatient clinics in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.
Virginia Department of Veterans Services
900 E. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23219 804-786-0286
Veterans Crisis Hotline 800-273-8255
The Department of Veterans Affairs improves the quality of life for Virginia’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 three hospitals, 11 community clinics, four vet centers and 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.
VA Medical Center
100 Emancipation Drive
Hampton, VA 23667
The VA Medical Center in Hampton, Virginia, takes patients on a walk-in basis and by appointment and provides primary, acute inpatient, psychiatric, chronic spinal cord, long-term, hospice palliative and domiciliary rehabilitative residential care. Other resources include compensated work therapy, hemodialysis, hospice, transitional residencies, oral surgery, an outpatient substance abuse treatment program, post-traumatic stress disorder assistance, a domiciliary drug abuse program, a domiciliary homeless program, an extended care rehab center, a sexual trauma program, mental health case management, vocational rehab and a women’s health program.
VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics
244 Clearfield Ave., Suite 401
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
The Virginia Beach CBOC offers primary and mental health care, an eye clinic, lab and social work services and a limited pharmacy but is not an urgent care clinic.
1987 S. Military Highway
Chesapeake, VA 23320 757-722-9961
The CBOC in Chesapeake provides primary and mental health care, and lab, social work and pharmacy services.