Washington DC VA Medical Center
New Clinic in Montgomery County
Veterans in and around Montgomery County, Maryland county now have a closer-to-home option for their health care. The new Montgomery County Community Base Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), located on 15810 Gaither Drive in Gaithersburg, Maryland, provides Veterans with primary care, women’s health, mental health and social work services, as well as nutrition counseling, pharmacy consultations, audiology device fittings and specialty care via clinical telehealth technology. VA community partners will also be on-site to offer access to community resources.
Vietnam Veteran Wayne Miller who serves as the Silver Spring Vet Center Director attended last week’s ribbon cutting and is very happy to see the new clinic near his home. “It’s beautiful and I drove straight here in like 12 minutes. I was like, ‘No way. Let me go home and make sure I woke up this morning.’”
Mr. Miller is not the only one excited about the new CBOC. According to the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s Acting Medical Center Director, Dr. Charles Faselis, the new Montgomery County CBOC is a welcome addition to the DC VA Medical Center’s care system. The medical center currently operates community clinics in Southeast D.C.; Ft. Belvoir, VA; Charlotte Hall and Camp Springs, Maryland; as well as the VA Community Resource and Referral Center in Northeast D.C.
Renovations of the 11,600-square foot space began in September 2016 and represents years of planning and community partnership. The CBOC is designed to Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and energy conservation specifications. It is also the first VA CBOC to install DIRTT movable wall partitions, made of recycled and recyclable content, that are easily repositioned without creating construction dust or material waste.
The new CBOC location offers ample parking and is conveniently located to the Shady Grove Metro Station and the Ride On (Bus #63).
Veterans who live in the Montgomery County area can schedule an appointment at the new clinic by calling the medical center’s Patient Service Center, 202-745-8000, option 2.