The Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) for Veterans, Montgomery County’s only clinic for veterans, recently became fully operational and has quickly demonstrated how much it is needed. The clinic has surpassed the milestone of serving its 500th patient and is closing in on surpassing more than 3,500 visits.
The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs advocated to the D.C. VA Medical Center for many years to open a clinic in the County. The new Gaithersburg clinic located at 15810 Gaither Drive has ample parking and is located near the Shady Grove Metro Station. The County’s Department of Transportation helped support access to the clinic by altering the route of Ride On Bus No. 63 and establishing a stop near the clinic entrance.
The facility, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, has many needed services and types of medical equipment on site, but perhaps its most important feature is its available scheduling. Most veterans get appointments within a week and the clinic also accepts some patients as walk-ins. It is estimated that more than 45,000 veterans live in Montgomery County.
More information about the Montgomery veterans’ clinic is available here.