Dorn VAMC to participate in nationwide VA Stand Down - Columbia VA Health Care System
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Columbia VA Health Care System

 

Dorn VAMC to participate in nationwide VA Stand Down

February 24, 2016

The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical center, along with VA medical centers around the nation, will once again host a National Veterans Access Stand Down Saturday, February 27.

 The intent of the Stand Down is to further expedite Veteran's access to needed health care services. As of Feb. 22, Dorn VAMC is proud to state that Primary Care is able to provide new patient appointments within 30 days of the Veteran's preferred date 92 percent of the time and mental health care 98 percent of the time.

Timothy McMurry, the medical center director, would also like to invite all Veterans to attend an informational open house event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital main lobby. Information available will include: services offered at or through the Dorn VAMC, improvements to patient care and nursing services, and Veterans benefits in general.

Additionally, staff from the Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide information on resources and services for homeless Veterans.

The HCHVP staff will screen Veterans for immediate access to short-term housing, assistance with accessing health care and coordinating medical appointments. Additionally, the staff will provide information on the Compensated Work Therapy program, substance abuse treatment, food and clothing.

For more information about helping homeless Veterans, please call (803) 776-4000, extension 7887.

Dorn VAMC, and its seven Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, provides care for more than 82,000 Veterans throughout South Carolina annually.