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Visitor Information

Until our new parking garage opens, Veterans and visitors are encouraged to use Valet Parking services. If you prefer to park your own car, you may continue to park in lots #1 ,#2 # 3 and #4, see map.

Locating a Patient

If you're coming to the medical center to visit a patient, stop by the patient services counter in the atrium. At the end of the counter is a trained telephone operator who has access to the inpatient listing. He/she will assist you in located the room of a friend or loved-one currently receiving care in the medical center. (Only patients who have given pre-permission for this information to be released can be identified.)

Vendor/Visitor ID

For your security and the security of our patients and staff, you will be asked to provide a photo identification or your Veterans' Identification Card by a security officer.

In times of heightened alert, all bags, briefcases and pocketbooks will be examined.

Free Parking

Visitor and Outpatient parking is available in lots 2, 3 and 4.


An ATM machine is located in the atrium for your convenience. For more extensive banking needs, visit the DCVAMC branch of the Pentagon Federal Credit Union. A greeter can assist you with directions.

Coffee and Snacks

For a coffee, a treat or a quick lunch, visit our gourmet coffee station in the atrium. For a complete breakfast or lunch try our canteen on the basement level of the facility. A 24-hour vending area is also available to you.


A full-service cafeteria is located in the basement level of the medical center. Open from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., the cafeteria offers breakfast and lunch. The menu includes pizza, custom made sandwiches, bistro sandwiches and burgers, hot meals, soups, ice cream and a variety of drinks.

Retail Store

For the convenience of veteran patients, visitors and employees a retail store is located in the medical center on the basement level (GE142). Small appliances, snacks, gifts, clothing, electronic equipment and toiletries are just a few of the items carried in the store.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays (except 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.). Drop by and check out the constantly changing stock.

Vending Machines

A large variety of snacks and meals are available through the vending room located on the first level just past the Barber Shop in room 1A104. Sodas, ice cream, sandwiches, coffee and frozen meals are available 24/7. A change machine and microwave are located in the vending room.