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Augusta VA Medical Center-Uptown

Our uptown campus provides primary care and specialty health services, including dermatology, dental services, nutrition counseling, and more. Below, you’ll find our address and hours, parking and transportation information, and the other health services we offer at our Augusta VA Medical Center - Uptown.

Location and contact information

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  • Your care partner is welcome (no other visitors).
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Address

One Freedom Way
Augusta, GA 30904-6258

Phone numbers

Main phone: 706-733-0188
Mental health care: 706-733-0188 x26237

Clinical hours

  • Mon: 24/7
  • Tue: 24/7
  • Wed: 24/7
  • Thu: 24/7
  • Fri: 24/7
  • Sat: 24/7
  • Sun: 24/7
Augusta VA Medical Center - Uptown

Prepare for your visit

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Cost: Free

Wheelchair availability:  Wheelchairs are available upon arrival for patients who need them to access the building.

Local transportation services
Shuttle service

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center shuttle service provides safe and reliable transportation to Veterans, employees and volunteers.

The shuttle service assists outpatient Veterans and staff who use wheelchair, canes, walkers, or braces to its current shuttle.

Shuttle services are provided between our Downtown and Uptown Divisions between 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. No weekends or holiday services available.

Those who need a wheelchair accessible shuttle must be accompanied by an escort. For assistance, please call 706-733-0188, extensions 27815, 27814 or 26146.

Beneficiary travel

Beneficiary travel benefits include round-trip transportation from your home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transport. 
For questions, call: 706-733-0188, extensions 27434 or 27532.

The office fax number is: 706-731-3236. The office is located at our Uptown Division, 1st floor, room 1A106.

Find out if you qualify for beneficiary travel benefits

In the spotlight at VA Augusta health care

Health services offered here

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Audiology and speech

Common conditions: tinnitus, vertigo, hearing loss, vestibular conditions, swallowing conditions

We diagnose and treat conditions affecting your hearing, speech or balance. These include hearing loss, tinnitus (noise or ringing the ears) and dizziness—also speech, language, voice or swallowing disorders.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 24/7
  • Tue. 24/7
  • Wed. 24/7
  • Thu. 24/7
  • Fri. 24/7
  • Sat. 24/7
  • Sun. 24/7

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

Our Audiology and Speech Pathology clinic provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services, VA compensation and pension examinations, and screening for employee hearing conservation. We offer a full range of audiology and speech pathology services like:

 

  • Hearing and balance evaluations
  • Selection, management, and repair of hearing aids and assistive listening device assessments
  • Evaluation, programming, and management of cochlear implants and bone-anchored implants
  • Evaluation and treatment for auditory processing disorder
  • Services that help with speech, language, fluency, voice, cognitive communication, swallowing, stuttering, and laryngectomy (surgical removal of the larynx, which contains your vocal cords)

Learn more about VA hearing aids

Blind and low vision rehabilitation

Common conditions: macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, corneal diseases, retinitis pigmentosa, uveitis, stroke and injury-related vision loss

We offer advanced vision care and blind rehabilitation services to help you live independently. These may include vision-enhancing devices and technology as well as visual skills and related training.

Contact information

Uptown Division

1 Freedom Way Augusta, GA 30904 Main building First Floor, across from the retail store

Hours

  • Mon. 24/7
  • Tue. 24/7
  • Wed. 24/7
  • Thu. 24/7
  • Fri. 24/7
  • Sat. 24/7
  • Sun. 24/7

Visual Impairment Services Team

706-733-0188x 27573

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

Our low vision outpatient clinic can assess your needs and provide a rehab plan tailored to your personal goals. Our team of specialists and social workers will work with you to find the right aids and services. Our clinic services include:

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Visual skills assessments
  • Guidance on how to develop visual motor and perceptual skills
  • Training to help you manage daily activities with your vision loss

Dental/oral surgery

Common conditions: teeth cleaning, fillings, restorations, root canal, bridges, dental implants, dentures

If you’re eligible for VA dental care, we provide dental screenings, cleanings, X-rays and fillings. We also provide specialty dental procedures like root canal, restorations and dentures.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 24/7
  • Tue. 24/7
  • Wed. 24/7
  • Thu. 24/7
  • Fri. 24/7
  • Sat. 24/7
  • Sun. 24/7

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

If you’re eligible for VA dental care, we offer a full range of quality dental services like:

  • Routine exams and teeth cleaning
  • Restorative procedures, including fillings and crowns
  • Comprehensive surgical care, including extractions (pulling teeth) and oral cancer screening
  • Routine and advanced prosthodontic care, including bridges, dentures, and dental implants
  • Routine and advanced periodontal care, including root canals, gum treatments, and supporting bone care
  • Oral and facial reconstruction surgery to repair damage from traumatic injury or serious illness

Homeless Veteran care

If you’re homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, we can help. We offer many programs and services, including free health care. And we can help you connect with resources in your community.

Contact information

Walk in hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Health Care for Homeless Program

706-733-0188x 26814

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

877-424-3838

Appointments

If you or someone you know is at risk or experiencing homelessness, there are multiple ways to seek resources. Veterans may walk in to office 3D-104 at VA Augusta’s Uptown Division.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

We help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail. Contact one of our care coordinators to get help with:

 

  • Immediate food and shelter needs, including both transitional and permanent housing
  • Job training, life skills development, and education
  • Justice system navigation and community reentry from jail
  • Financial support to prevent homelessness
  • Addiction and depression treatment
  • Health and dental care

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

MOVE! weight management

Common conditions: overweight, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure

We offer easy-to-follow weight management plans backed by the latest science. Our experts can help you reduce health risks, prevent or reverse some diseases and live a better—and even longer—life.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 24/7
  • Tue. 24/7
  • Wed. 24/7
  • Thu. 24/7
  • Fri. 24/7
  • Sat. 24/7
  • Sun. 24/7

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

Schedule an appointment online

MOVE! is a weight-management program designed to help you live a longer, healthier life. With the help of your MOVE! care team, you can eat a healthier diet, get more exercise, reduce your health risks, and improve your quality of life. The MOVE! program offers:

  • Weight-loss support groups to help you lose weight and keep it off
  • Healthy eating tips and cooking classes
  • Behavioral change strategies to help you live a healthier lifestyle

Learn more about MOVE!

Pharmacy

Our specialists provide a full range of services to help you get and understand your prescription medicines and supplies. You can refill VA prescriptions online, by phone or by mail.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 24/7
  • Tue. 24/7
  • Wed. 24/7
  • Thu. 24/7
  • Fri. 24/7
  • Sat. 24/7
  • Sun. 24/7

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

Our pharmacy provides you and other Veterans with convenient, efficient service to make it easy to get your medications and medical supplies. You can:

 

  • Pick up new prescriptions in person
  • Refill prescriptions online and by phone or mail
  • Safely dispose of medicines

Learn more about our pharmacy

 

Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

Program Structure

Training s in two areas of emphasis – Interprofessional Team-Based Care (2 positions), and Military Sexual Trauma (1 position). The program received 10 year accreditation in 2019 by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

Applicants must be United States citizens, have obtained a doctoral degree in psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program, and completed an APA-accredited psychology internship. Males must have registered with the US Selective Service System before the age of 26.

Applications Due by January 3, 2022.

 

Pharmacy Service Residency Program 

Program Structure

The Charlie Norwood VAMC offers a 12-month post-graduate year one (PGY1) residency program that is designed to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes in order to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. This residency program aims to train pharmacists to provide pharmaceutical care to ambulatory and acute care patients as a member of the health care team, and to provide education to patients and health professionals. In addition to patient care, residents will participate in research, medication safety reporting, precepting and teaching (including precepting students and presenting ACPE approved CE presentations). Residents will be encouraged to develop an approach to the profession that can lead to life-long learning and career satisfaction.

The program consists of required, elective and longitudinal learning experiences.

Required Rotations:

  • Orientation
  • Ambulatory Care I & II
  • Acute Care
  • Critical Care
  • Mental Health
  • Administration
  • Spinal Cord Injury (Ambulatory Care or Acute Care)

 Required Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Clinical Administration
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Staffing
  • Teaching and Education
  • Residency Major Project

 Elective Rotations (not all inclusive):

  • Anticoagulation
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

 Benefits:

  • Estimated Stipend: $41,000
  • 10 Paid Federal Holidays
  • Paid Vacation (4 hours accrued per 2-week pay period)
  • Paid Sick Leave (4 hours accrued per 2-week pay period)
  • Paid Administration Leave
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • Free Parking

How to Apply

Application Requirements

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy, and hold an active pharmacy license or be eligible for licensure in any U.S. state or territory. All applicants must participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program and complete a pre-employment background check and screening.

 

Application Process

Candidates should complete a standard application in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service, PhORCAS, at http://www.ashp.org/phorcas. Requirements for completed applications include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Official Pharmacy School Transcript
  • Three Letters of Reference

Application Deadline

All application materials must be submitted via PhORCAS by January 3, 2022.

Interview Notification

Candidates will be notified of interview status no later than the end of February each year.

 

Position appointment

Applicants must meet all requirements for federal employment.

Note: The CNVAMC pharmacy residency program agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant. The program adheres to the rules of the ASHP Pharmacy Resident Matching Program.

 

Contact Information

All correspondence should be addressed to the following:

 

Kirby Benson, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Spinal Cord Injury

Residency Program Director                                           

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center                                                 

950 15th Street

Augusta, GA 30904

(706) 733-0188 ext. 33085 
kirby.benson@va.gov

Recreation and creative arts therapy

We offer a wide range of activities (arts and crafts, games, sports, exercise) that we can adapt to your needs.

Contact information

Uptown Division

1 Freedom Way Augusta, GA 30904 Building 110 2nd floor, A-wing, rooms: 2A135, 2A147, 2A146, 2A145, 2A138

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

General number

706-733-0188x 27390

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

Our therapies promote your independence and enhance your health and well-being if you’re a Veteran with an injury, chronic (long-lasting) illness, or disabling condition. After your primary health care provider gives you a referral, a recreation therapist will develop treatment goals for you.

  • Recreation and creative arts therapy provides services and activities that include:
  • Animal interaction
  • Music, art, and crafts
  • Community outings
  • Exercise, sports, and games
  • Gardening and leisure education

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