Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center serves over 40,000 veterans along the South Carolina and Georgia coastline. This center, located in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, was opened in 1966 and provides medical, surgical, and psychiatric inpatient care, as well as outpatient primary and mental health care. In addition to currently offering 96 beds, the facility also offers a 28-bed nursing home unit. As a primary, secondary, and tertiary care facility, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center offers patients a full range of services which also include research and patient education. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is located at 109 Bee Street in Charleston, South Carolina and can be reached by phone at (843) 577-5011 or (888) 878-6884. In addition to this main facility, patients can receive care at any of the four community-based outpatient clinics located in Myrtle Beach, Beaufort, or Goose Creek, South Carolina, as well as Savannah, Georgia. These facilities offer a variety of day-to-day healthcare services to veterans in a smaller, frequently more convenient location. Before patients visit the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, or any VA healthcare facility, they must first determine their eligibility by applying for healthcare benefits. Following confirmation of eligibility, patients can schedule an appointment with the VA medical center of their choice, as walk-in appointments are not available. In order to serve the most veterans on a daily basis, patients are encouraged to notify the facility as soon as possible if an appointment cannot be kept. This enables for the quick rescheduling of the appointment, as well as giving the clinic the ability to schedule another patient in the vacated time slot.