Wilmington VA Medical Center is proud to announce the opening of the new Cape May County Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Rio Grande, New Jersey.

The location on the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Cape May closed on December 8 and all Veteran care is now provided at the new location in Rio Grande.

A group tours the new clinic.

“We are extremely proud to be opening this new clinic. It a testament to our investment and a promised kept in the care we provide to Veterans,” said Vince Kane, director of the Wilmington VA Medical Center.

Here’s a 3-minute tour of the new CBOC with some Veterans very pleased to see it open: https://www.facebook.com/145556865462424/videos/822740245192962.

More services, greater access closer to home

“The new location is more convenient to get to, and the facility size will increase to more than 11,000 square feet,” Kane added. “We will be able to offer more services, and Veterans will have greater access to care closer to their home.”

The new site will continue to provide Veterans with the same services that were available at the former site, including:

  • Primary care
  • Preventative care
  • Mental health care
  • Women’s health
  • Laboratory services
  • Podiatry
  • Social work services

“It will also expand telehealth capabilities to bring more specialists to Veterans and will provide hearing aid maintenance and repair, prescription drug benefits, physical therapy and optometry services,” Kane continued.

Please call ahead before unscheduled visits

The Veteran’s care team will remain the same and this relocation should not cause any interruptions to their care.

In order to ensure the health and safety of our Veterans and staff during COVID-19, please contact your care team at the number below before any unscheduled visit to the clinic. You can call: 1-800-461-8262, ext. 2850, or 302-633-5206. Or you can write to:

VA Cape May County CBOC
3801 US 9 South – Unit 2
Rio Grande, NJ 08242

Veterans can also schedule appointments through MyHealtheVet.

Jacob Dillon is a public affairs officer for the Wilmington VA Medical Center.

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Published on Dec. 27, 2020

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