Sumter Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
The Sumter Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) offers primary care, mental health, and laboratory services to veterans in the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA medical system. This facility is located at 407 North Salem Avenue in Sumter, South Carolina. This facility’s hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from Monday through Friday, and patients can reach the facility by phone at (803) 938-9901. Although the Sumter facility offers several types of important services, patients may need a greater level of care, access to specialized equipment, or inpatient services. To receive such advanced medical care, they can visit the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC. This hospital, located in Columbia, South Carolina, is the parent facility of this clinic, meaning patients can receive referral to it from the smaller support facility. Five other community-based outpatient clinics operate in support of this main hospital. These clinic locations are Anderson, Florence, Greenville, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, and Spartanburg, South Carolina. These smaller CBOCs give patients access to health care services in a smaller, more convenient location, making them an attractive option for patients. However, before patients can access the services of the Sumter CBOC or any other facility in the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn system, they must verify they are eligible to receive VA system health care. To do so, patients must first access and complete their application for health care benefits, which can be found on the VA system’s website. After verification of eligibility, patients are asked to make an appointment before attempting to receive care from any of these facilities. Because this health care system serves tens of thousands of veterans, walk-in, urgent care, or emergency services are not provided. In addition, patients who cannot keep an appointment are asked to notify the facility as soon as possible, which will allow them to be rescheduled sooner and give another patient the chance to be seen in that vacated appointment time.