Veterans in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties are served within Veterans Integrated Service Network 7 — the VA Southeast Network, with the nearest major medical center in Charleston, about 15 miles away from Joint Base Charleston. VISN 7 serves veterans in 244 counties in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina with eight medical centers and more than 55 community-based outpatient clinics. The closest community outpatient clinics are in North Charleston and Goose Creek.
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
109 Bee St.
Charleston, SC 29401 843-577-5011
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center consists of one primary, secondary and tertiary care facility in Charleston, serving more than 67,000 veterans in 21 counties and encompassing more than 15,000 square miles. The center offers primary, tertiary and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, women’s health and dentistry. The Charleston VAMC is a 152-bed teaching hospital with 20 operating nursing home care beds and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care and services to veterans along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts.
The following is a list of community-based outpatient clinics and vet centers in the area. For a full list of clinics and other facilities, go to www.southeast.va.gov.
Charleston Vet Center
3625 W. Montague Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29418 843-789-7000
Goose Creek Clinic
2418 NNPTC Circle
Goose Creek, SC 29445 843-577-5011
9237 University Blvd.
North Charleston, SC 29406 843-789-6400
South Carolina Division of Veterans’ Affairs
1205 Pendleton St., Suite 463
Columbia, SC 29201 803-734-0200
24-hour VA Crisis Hotline 800-273-8255
The Division of Veterans’ Affairs improves the quality of life for South Carolina’s veterans, military and their families by increasing awareness and access to appropriate federal, state and local resources.