NC Veteran Facilities

Overview of Veteran Facilities in North Carolina
There are four veteran hospitals in North Carolina located in Durham, Fayetteville, Salisbury, and Asheville.  In addition the VISN includes three hospitals in Virginia, located in Hampton, Richmond, and Salem and one hospital in Beckley WVA.  The hospital in Durham has an afiliation with Duke and the hospital in Richmond is affiliated with the Unversity of Virginia Medical School.

In addition to the VA hospitals located in North Carolina, there are several Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC).  These are comparable to a physician's office.  They have been in existence only a few years and are relatively new to the VA system.  At present, the locations are Morehead City, Greenville, Jacksonville, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, two in Hickory and in Franklin.  Those in Morehead, Greenville and Raleigh are under the umbrella of the VA hospital in Durham.

There is a further transtition that is taking place within some of the larger metropolitan areas with large Veteran population.  Rather than just have a CBOC, a doctors office, the VA is building larger facilities that als do allow for MRI's, some speciality clinics -- eye, Mental Health, ortho, etc. -- as well as other outpatient supports that do not force the Veteran tro travel back to the VA hospital itself.  Charlotte and Winston-Salem current have these larger facilities.