On November 15, 2019, Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center leaders and staff were joined by Veterans, Maryland Senators, community officials and the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, commanding officer to cut the ceremonial ribbon for the new VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Lexington Park, Maryland.
The clinic will officially open to care for Veterans on December 2, 2019.
The Lexington Park CBOC team will provide safe and quality health care including primary care, mental health, social work services, comprehensive women’s health care, telehealth, nutrition counseling, pharmacy consulting, and laboratory services. Also, the clinic offers office space to approved Veteran Service Organizations and VA community partners who help educate Veterans about resources and services provided in the community.
The 8,000 square foot CBOC, located on 45870 East Run Drive, Suite 300 in Lexington Park, Maryland, places VA health care “closer to home” for the 15,335 Veterans in the Tri-County area of Southern Maryland. The clinic is equipped with nine exam rooms, three mental health and telehealth suites and a dedicated Women’s Health Suite.
“Today’s event represents our commitment to provide Veterans health care where and when they need it,” said Washington DC Medical Center Director, Michael Heimall.
After the ribbon cutting, participants and Veterans were able to engage with CBOC staff and receive a guided tour of the new facility.
In addition to the St. Mary’s County location, the Medical Center operates five other CBOCs with locations in the Southeast region of the District of Columbia; Ft. Belvoir, Virginia; and several cities in Maryland including Camp Springs, Charlotte Hall, and Gaithersburg.
After November 25, Veterans can begin to make appointment for the new CBOC by phoning the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s call center, 202-745-8000, option 2.