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The Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down provides a one-stop service and resource haven for homeless and at-risk Veterans in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.DCVAMC Center to Host Winterhaven Homeless Veteran
On Saturday, January 25, 2020, the Medical Center will host its 26th Annual Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down to help homeless and at-risk Veterans.
Telehealth brings health care to you:  graphic illustration of a doctor's hand and stethoscope coming through a computer monitor.VA Home Telehealth
VA's Home Telehealth Program allows Veterans to communicate with their providers using VA Video Connection or a remote monitoring equipment box installed in the Veteran's home.
An unhappy man looks at holiday decorations.Beating the Holiday Blues
For many, the holidays can be a time of severe anxiety, loneliness, grief or depression. It's important to learn the ten signs of depression and to develop positive coping strategies for overcoming the holiday blues.
Dr. Matthew Tuck, the acting residency site director for the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, visits a hospitalized Veteran.Top Hospitalist
Dr. Matthew Tuck, acting residency site director, has been named a Top Hospitalist by the American College of Physicians.
Cutting the ribbon for the new clinic scheduled to open on December 2:  Left to right: Secretary, Md. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, George Owings III;  Senator Ben Cardin; Dr. Robin Peck; Dr. LaChrisa Jennings; Dr. Kim Larsen; Taylor Terrence of Representative Steny Hoyer’s Office;New CBOC for Southern Maryland
Medical Center leaders along with Maryland Senators, NAS Patuxent River officers and community officials cut the ribbon for new clinic in Lexington Park, Maryland.
DC VAMC Police Officer Sergeant Roy Garland shows off his "Run for the Badge” medal and bib number at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center.Building a Fellowship
DC VAMC's Sergeant Roy Garland helps build a culture of camaraderie through physical fitness activities.
Dental Assistant Rita Anderson has been serving Veterans for 40 years.Forty Years of Service
Dental Assistant Rita Anderson has served 40 years in the medical center's Dental Clinic.
LPN Michael Williams serves Veterans in the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Dental ClinicForty Years of Service
LPN Michael Williams serves Veterans in the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic.
As of October 1, 2019, all VA Medical Centers nationwide are now smoke free.  It’s part of our commitment to provide a safe and healthy environment to all who visit our campus.We are Smoke Free
The Washington DC VA Medical Center now offers a smoke-free campus to protect the health of Veterans, employees and visitors.
Suicide Prevention graphic:  Veterans Crisis Line:  800-273-8255, press 1.Suicide Prevention Month
Nationwide, an average of 20 Veterans a day take their own lives. The medical center's Suicide Prevention Team is taking awareness to the streets this month with a number of outreach activities.

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