Washington DC VA Medical Center
Cutting the Ribbon!
VA and community leaders have cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially mark the opening of the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s newest community-based outpatient clinic located on 29640 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, Maryland.
The ceremony includes participation by Maryland Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen; Congressman Steny Hoyer, Maryland’s 5th Congressional District; and Secretary of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, George W. Owings III.
Veterans are invited to virtually tour the facility and the ribbon-cutting ceremony by visiting the following link: https://youtu.be/QGav-AM26sA
According to Maryland Senator Chis Van Hollen, “Even though we are gathering virtually, this is a very real accomplishment.”
The new facility is a much-welcomed addition to the area as it expands care space and health services to Veterans living in the rural areas of Southern Maryland. The facility opening represents years of planning and community partnerships.
According to Maryland Senator Ben Cardin, “The new Charlotte Hall CBOC is a testament of the tenacity of this community to honor Veterans in need. The partnership between the community and the Maryland delegation was paramount in seeing this project completed.”
The clinic offers Veterans closer-to-home quality care and services including: Primary Care; Mental Health; Women’s Health; SARP (Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program), Nutrition, Social Work and Laboratory Services as well as specialty care and health services via secure telehealth technology.
Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland’s 5th District, calls the facility a “state-of-the-art facility that has wonderful people working on behalf of our Veterans.” The Congressman also notes that VA and community leaders are doing the right thing by expanding care to Veterans.
Michael Heimall, the Medical Center Director, says that in the coming months Dental, Audiology, Ophthalmology, Physical Therapy and Pharmacy Services will also be added. “We will have a host of other specialty services from our Medical Center in Washington, DC either by telehealth or with specialists traveling down here in person”.
Veterans who are enrolled and assigned to the current Charlotte Hall VA CBOC will continue to receive care with their assigned VA provider at the new location. Veterans wishing to schedule an appointment or transfer care to the new facility should call the Patient Service Center, 202-745-8000, option 2.
Due to adherence to CDC COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing, the CBOC is currently operating at 25% capacity and will expand care capacity and services according to a phased approach which ensures the safety of Veterans and staff. Veterans are encouraged to take advantage of telehealth options and telephone appointments whenever possible.