Delaware State News
DOVER — The Wilmington VA Medical Center will be swinging the doors open to its new Kent County Community Based Outpatient Clinic at the Blue Hen Corporate Center on March 31.
Beginning that day, the current CBOC location on Governors Avenue will close.
“We are extremely proud to be moving into this new clinic and expanding on the health care services we provide to veterans in central and southern Delaware,” said Vince Kane, director of the Wilmington VAMC. “In VA, it is our mission to provide exceptional health care by putting veterans first in everything we do.
“It is our privilege to meet the health care needs and challenges veterans face. This clinic is a testament to our investment and commitment to provide more care and services to veterans closer to their home.”
The new location is 20,000 square feet larger than the current one. The site, at 655 S. Bay Road-Unit 3C, will continue to provide veterans with the services that were available at the former site, and the additional space will allow for the expansion of services, such as primary care, behavioral health, specialty services and telehealth.
The clinic will include 18 primary care exam rooms, 12 mental health rooms, five specialty exam rooms, three women’s health rooms, optometry rooms, an audiology suite, a phlebotomy lab, procedure rooms, a telehealth room and conference rooms.
There will also be a staging area for home-based primary care, a physical medicine and rehabilitation suite, offices for care coordinators, a waiting room, a check-in area and storage and medication areas, as well as offices for veterans’ service organizations.
The veterans’ care team will remain the same, and the relocation should not cause interruptions to any patient’s care.
To ensure the health and safety of veterans and staff during COVID-19, patients are encouraged to contact their care team at (800) 461-8262, ext. 2400, before any unscheduled visit to the clinic.
Veterans can also schedule appointments at (800) 461-8262, option 2, or through MyHealtheVet.
COVID-19 Vaccinations for Eligible Veterans
All veterans are encouraged to get vaccinated when they are eligible. Wilmington VAMC’s goal is to vaccinate all eligible veterans who choose to get a vaccine as quickly and safely as possible.
Currently, Wilmington VAMC is offering vaccinations by appointment only to the following categories of veterans receiving care at VA:
- Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care at Wilmington VAMC or one of its five Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Delaware or southern New Jersey.
- Those enrolled veterans must be 55 or older or have underlying health conditions that put him or her at higher risk.
For eligible veterans who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination and meet the criteria above, more information, such as how to schedule an appointment and eligibility and enrollment criteria, can be found on the VAMC website.