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About us

At the VA Chillicothe Healthcare System, we’re dedicated to improving the lives of Veterans and their families every day.

About VA Chillicothe Healthcare System 

The VA Chillicothe Healthcare System provides you with outstanding health care, trains America’s future health care providers, and conducts important medical research.

Health care and services

We provide you with health care services at 7 locations in southern Ohio. Facilities include our Chillicothe VA Medical Center and 6 community-based outpatient clinics in Cambridge, Lancaster, Marietta, Wilmington, Portsmouth, and Athens. To learn more about the services each location offers, visit the VA Chillicothe health services page

The VA Chillicothe Healthcare System is a leading health care system and innovative care center within the Veterans Integrated Service Network 10 (VISN 10), which includes medical centers and clinics in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs)

We operate several outpatient clinics in our rural areas to provide access to care close to home. 

  • Athens CBOC 
  • Cambridge CBOC 
  • Lancaster CBOC 
  • Marietta CBOC 
  • Portsmouth CBOC 
  • Wilmington CBOC

Learn more about VISN 10

Research and education

At the Chillicothe VA Medical Center, we conduct research to discover knowledge and create innovations that advance health care for Veterans and the nation. We offer Veterans the opportunity to participate in and benefit from our work. Our goal is to use research to promote better health and health care for all. 

Teaching and learning

Chillicothe VAMC is a teaching hospital offering clinical rotations in medical, dental, and mental health specialties to 200+ health profession trainees at all levels per year. Chillicothe VAMC sponsors a psychology clinical internship and residencies in hospital pharmacy, psychiatric pharmacy, physician assistant mental health, and optometry. Chillicothe VAMC also trains medical and dental resident and students, associated health students, and nursing students. We have over 50 academic affiliates, including Adena Medical Center, Ohio State University, Ohio University, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Hocking College, and Rio Grande University. Chillicothe VAMC is proud of our partnerships with top institutions and organizations that support VA’s education mission.

For a full list of our academic partners, see our academic affiliations:

Our Mission, Vision and Core Values:

Our Mission:

Our Mission is to honor our Veterans' service and sacrifices by providing exceptional care.

Our Vision:

Our Vision is to be a healthcare provider of choice for Veterans; improve Veterans' quality of life by enhancing services, access and safety; and to be the workplace of choice.

Our Core Values:

Integrity: Active with High moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA's mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.

Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.


Fast facts

  • The VA Chillicothe Healthcare System serves the health care needs of Veterans living in southern Ohio and parts of West Virginia and Kentucky.
  • Our  hospital first started admitting patients in June 1924. 
  • The Chillicothe VA Medical Center is located on the site of Camp Sherman, which was a military training center in World War I. After the war, the camp’s hospital complex served the health needs of returning Veterans.
  • Camp Sherman was named for Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman, who was born in nearby Lancaster, Ohio.
  • Our medical center has almost 1,400 employees who provide care to over 20,000 Veterans each year.
  • In 2021, we recorded 898 hospital admissions and 221,979 outpatient visits. 

Accreditations and achievements

Our facilities and programs have received accreditation from the:

  • Joint Commission
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities