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All Columbia VAHCS outpatient clinics & admin offices will be closed on Juneteenth, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Dial 911 or visit the closest emergency department in a life-threatening emergency. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency dial the Veteran Crisis Line at 988 or text 83255. 

Register for care

Register to get care at one of our VA Columbia South Carolina health care facilities. Not yet enrolled in VA health care? We can help you apply in person or get started online.

Patient registration (admissions)

Whether you moved and need to change your medical center or need a primary care provider in the area, we can help. Call us or visit one of our patient registration offices to get started.

6439 Garners Ferry Road Columbia, SC 29209-1638

Welcome Center

Bldg. 100 1st Floor, Rm. 1B131

Main Phone

Welcome Center

Service Hours

  • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Not yet enrolled in VA health care?

You need to be enrolled in VA health care before you can make appointments and receive care with us.

Learn about VA health care benefits and eligibility 

Apply online, by phone, or by mail

We’ll walk you through how to get started. You can apply at your own pace, and save your application and go back to it when it’s convenient for you.

Apply online, by phone, or by mail

Apply in person

We can help answer any questions you may have. We can also accept your completed application at our patient registration office for processing.

Fill out an Application for Health Care Benefits (VA Form 10-10EZ). Bring your completed application to one of our patient registration offices.

What to bring with your health care application 
To get a faster decision on your application, bring these documents and information with you:

  • Copies of your DD214 or other discharge documents
  • Copies of any VA disability award letters you may have
  • Your income information from the previous calendar year, if you have a 0% VA disability rating or if you’re a non-service-connected Veteran
  • Copies of your current ID cards for any other types of health coverage you may have (like Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, or private health insurance)

Download VA Form 10-10 EZ