Johnstown Community-Based Outpatient Clinic 1


The Johnstown Community-Based Outpatient Clinic is a satellite clinic operating under the umbrella of the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center located in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Clinics such as this one help to provide primary care for veterans in the local community, eliminating the need for them to travel lengthy distances for basic services.

The Johnstown CBOC’s parent facility, the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center has been in operation since 1950, serving over 87,000 veterans residing in a 14-county area of Pennsylvania. The facility maintains accreditations from both The Joint Commission and the College of American pathologists, or CAP.


While satellite clinics such as the Johnstown location do not offer inpatient or emergency services for veterans, they do offer a variety of primary care needs. Specific services available at the Johnstown Community-Based Outpatient Clinic include:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Laboratory Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Preventative Care
  • Primary Care
  • Social Work Services
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Prescription Services

Should a veteran require services outside the scope of the Johnstown CBOC, a referral can be made to any one of the facilities operating under the facilities operating within the Veterans Administration but most likely Johnstown veterans will be referred to James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center. Services at this facility are extensive and include:

  • Acute Care
  • Diagnostics (including a variety of laboratory/pathology services and imagining scans)
  • Emergency Care including a 24-hour level III emergency room
  • Long Term Care (community living center, home-based primary care, care coordination/home telehealth, hospice, and respite care)
  • Social Services
  • Women’s Health

This location also offers a variety of specialty services including cardiology, dental, dermatology, ear/nose/throat, surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, optometry, and orthopedics.

The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center has active affiliations with several educational institutions in both graduate and undergraduate programs. These educational ties allow students to not only work in a hands-on environment, but to also allow for continuing education and research.


The Johnstown Community-Based Outpatient Clinic is located at:

1425 Scalp Avenue, Suite 29
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904

For more information concerning services and enrollment the clinic can be reached at: 814.266.8696