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Palatka VA Clinic

The Palatka Veterans Affairs Clinic provides general medical services for the primary care patient. Services provided include: phlebotomy, psychiatry, psychology, social work, nutrition, smoking cessation, nursing, wound care, diabetic and hypertension education.

Location and contact information

Address

400 North State Road 19, Suite 48
Palatka, FL 32177-2449

Phone numbers

Main phone:
VA health connect:
Mental health care:

Clinical hours

  • Mon: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tue: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wed: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thu: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Fri: Closed
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed
Palatka VA Clinic

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.

Van services for Veterans

DAV vans

Hours: Individual van schedules vary, depending on driver availability

We work with Disabled American Veterans and county Veterans Affairs directors to provide transportation for Veterans and authorized caregivers to get to scheduled medical appointments at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Non-DAV van services

Many localities in the region provide other van services to Veterans.

Learn more about DAV and the other van services available in your county

Beneficiary travel

Beneficiary travel benefits include round-trip transportation from your home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transport. 

Find out if you qualify for beneficiary travel benefits

Other services at VA North Florida/South Georgia health care

Health services offered here

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Advice nurse

Talk with an advice nurse if you have questions about your care or for help in deciding whether you need an urgent or routine appointment.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

The registered nurses on our Nurse Advice Line provide you and your family with helpful medical advice and free, confidential answers to many of your health care questions. Call anytime. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, our nurses can:

 

  • Help you manage many of your basic health care needs
  • Answer questions about your current medications or medical condition
  • Discuss your health care concerns and help you decide the best way to handle them
  • Offer improved access to VA services

COVID-19 vaccines

Common conditions: coronavirus, COVID-19
We offer COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans enrolled in VA health care. This includes Veterans who live or travel outside of the U.S. and are eligible for the VA Foreign Medical Program.

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.

Please call to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment

  • COVID-19 vaccines for eligible Veterans and staff

View more details about COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, as well as our Operational Plan/Safety Precautions

Vaccines are available at the following NF/SG Veterans Health System locations:

  • Gainesville Primary Care VA Clinic - 5469 SW 34th St. Gainesville, FL 32608
    • Vaccine type available - Pfizer BioNTech Moderna
    • Appointment Preferred
    • Location within facility - Primary Care Clinics (where provider is located).
    • Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

       
  • Lake City VAMC - 619 S. Marion Ave Lake City, FL 32025
    • Vaccine type available - Pfizer BioNTech Moderna
    • Appointment Preferred
    • Location within facility - Primary Care Waiting Room (located on 2nd floor in the Orange & Blue waiting area)
    • Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon

       
  • Leo C. Chase Jr. VA Clinic - 100 Deerfield Preserve Blvd St. Augustine, FL 32086
    • Vaccine type available - Moderna
    • Appointment Preferred
    • Location within facility - Clinic Conference Room
    • 3rd Thursdays, (starting 10/19/23) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

       
  • The Villages Outpatient Clinic - 8900 Southeast 165th Mulberry Lane The Villages, FL 32162-5884
    • Vaccine type available - Pfizer BioNTech Moderna
    • Appointment Preferred
    • Location within facility - PC Walk-in Clinic
    • Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

       
  • Sergeant Ernest I. "Boots" Thomas VA Clinic - 2181 East Orange Avenue Tallahassee, FL 32311-6144
    • Vaccine type available - Moderna
    • Appointment Preferred
    • Location within facility - 1st Floor, Walk-In Clinic (WIC)
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • *(Perry CBOC Veterans may receive their vaccine at this location).

       
  • Jacksonville Outpatient Clinic - 1536 N. Jefferson Street Jacksonville, FL 32209
    • Vaccine type available - Pfizer BioNTech Moderna
    • Appointments Preferred
    • Location within facility - Eval Clinic, 1st floor
    • Thursdays 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

       
  • Jacksonville University - 3901 University Boulevard South Jacksonville, FL 32216-4312
    • Vaccine type available - Pfizer BioNTech Moderna
    • By Appointment. Primary Care.  
    • Wednesdays
    • 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

       
  • Jacksonville Southpoint - 6900 Southpoint Drive North Jacksonville, FL 32216-6185
    • Vaccine type available - Pfizer BioNTech Moderna
    • By Appointment. Primary Care
    • Location within facility - 4th floor
    • Tuesdays (starting 10/10/2023)
    • 9:00 a.m. -12: 00 noon

       
  • Valdosta CBOC - 348 Enterprise Drive, Suite B Valdosta, GA 31601-5169
    • Vaccine type available - Moderna
    • Appointment Preferred
    • Wednesdays (starting 10/11/23)
    • 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

       
  • Palatka CBOC - 400 North State Road 19, Suite 48 Palatka, FL 32177-2449
    • Vaccine type available - Moderna
    • Appointment Preferred 1st & 3rd Thursdays (starting 10/5/23)
    • 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

       
  • Marianna CBOC - 4970 Highway 90 Marianna, FL 32446-6802
    • Vaccine type available - Moderna
    • Appointment Preferred
    • 1st & 3rd Thursdays (starting 10/5/23)
    • 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

       
  • Middleburg CBOC - 400 College Drive, Suite 200 Middleburg, FL 32068-8525
    • Vaccine type available - Moderna
    • Appointment Preferred
    • Every other Wednesday (starting 10/4/23),
    • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

       
  • Ocala CBOC - 4826 SW 49 Road Ocala, FL 34474
    • Vaccine type available - Moderna
    • By Appointment
    • Location within facility - Thursdays, Lobby
    • 10:00a.m. -11:00 a.m.

       
  • St. Marys CBOC - 2603 Osborne Road, Kings Bay Village, Suite E St. Marys, GA 31558-3843
    • Vaccine type available - Moderna
    • Appointment Only
    • 1st & 3rd Wednesdays (starting 10/4/23)
    • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 am.

       
  • Waycross CBOC - 515B City Boulevard, City Square Plaza Waycross, GA 31501-8016
    • Vaccine type available - Moderna
    • Appointment Preferred
    • 1st & 3rd Tuesdays will start 10/17/23 (If there are 5 Tues/month- 5th Tuesday also)
    • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Diabetic care

Common conditions: Diabetes type 1 and type 2
We offer treatment for type 1 and 2 diabetes. We work with you, your family and caregivers to help you live a healthier life through treatment, monitoring, diet and education.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

We offer many medical and support services to help you manage your diabetes, like:

 

  • Self-management, education, and support classes
  • Insulin therapy and blood-glucose meter training
  • Diabetes survival skills that include sick-day management, lifestyle changes, nutrition advice, and cooking classes

Laboratory and pathology

We offer blood tests and other advanced testing services to help you and your VA health care team monitor your health, find and understand any health problems and make informed treatment decisions.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Our laboratories provide a full range of clinical and diagnostic testing services. Our laboratory and pathology services include:

  • Surgical pathology (study of biopsy tissue and tissue removed during surgery) 
  • Cytopathology (study of cells, pap tests, body fluids)
  • Testing for infectious diseases
  • Cytopathology (study of unusual cells) and surgical pathology (study of tissue removed during surgery)
  • Autopsy services for hospital patients

Mental health care

Common conditions: addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD
If you’re struggling with issues like PTSD, depression, grief, anger or trauma, we offer counseling and other support. All VA health care facilities offer same-day help. You may qualify even without enrolling in VA health care.

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Includes both mental health counseling and psychiatry/medication management

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Our medical center and clinics provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a range of issues that may impact your mental health or emotional well-being. Our confidential outpatient services include individual and group therapy for:

Same day access: A Veteran Walk In to be assessed/triaged by a Provider, for non-life threatening/non-emergent needs within any clinic location (during regular business hours).

Primary care is the preferred entry point for accessing mental health services at the VA to enhance coordination of care. However, a Veteran may also be seen in any of the Mental Health clinics.

Contact the Veterans Primary Care Provider to inquire as to PCMHI (Primary Care Mental Health Integration) care.

(If unsure of Veterans Primary Care Provider, contact .)

The PCMHI Team may be a separate specialty clinic of providers or may be within the Veterans Primary Care team or Mental Health Clinic. Veterans may be seen within PCMHI for 4-8 weeks of services at this access point. Additional referrals can be made from PCMHI to MH Clinic services and Other Specialty Clinics.

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Nutrition, food, and dietary care

Our nutrition experts work closely with you and your care team to help make sure you’re getting the nutrition you need to get and stay as healthy as possible.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Our registered dietitians can help you maintain or improve your health with good nutrition tailored to your needs. Through group, individual, and telehealth sessions, we provide nutrition education and counseling in areas such as:

 

  • Cardiovascular and heart health
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes (including gestational diabetes)
  • Eating disorders and digestive health
  • Pregnancy and postpartum nutrition
  • Weight management

Primary care

Your VA primary care provider will work closely with you to plan for all the care you need to stay healthy and well throughout your life, including immunizations and vaccinations. They will also work with family members or caregivers who support you.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

A strong network of family and internal medicine specialists and services can offer you the best possible care. Internal medicine doctors (internists) prevent, diagnose, and treat adult diseases. Doctors who specialize in family medicine provide primary health care to the entire family. Your primary care team can coordinate the many services you receive such as:

 

  • Labs and blood work
  • Mental health care
  • Womens health care
  • Radiology
  • Social services
  • Telehealth

Psychiatry

If you’re struggling with a mental health problem—or just need to talk with someone—we can help. We offer treatment and support such as therapy, alternative treatments  and medications when needed.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Good mental health is a vital part of your overall wellness. Our psychiatry teams offer consultation, evaluation, and treatment to help you with a range of mental and behavioral health problems, including:

 

  • Depression (including sadness and grief), anxiety (including worry and nervousness), and personality disorders
  • Addictive behaviors and substance abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and combat-related stress disorder
  • Emotional issues like anger management and relationship challenges, confused thinking, memory problems, and invasive thoughts or ideas
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

Psychology

If you’re struggling with a mental health problem—or just need to talk with someone—we can help. We offer treatment and support such as therapy, alternative treatments and medications when needed.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Our psychology teams offer consultation, evaluation, and treatment to help with a range of mental and behavioral health problems like:

 

  • Depression (including sadness and grief), anxiety (including worry and nervousness), and personality disorders
  • Addictive behaviors and substance abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and combat-related stress disorder
  • Emotional issues like anger management and relationship challenges
  • Confused thinking, memory problems, and invasive thoughts or ideas
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

Smoking and tobacco cessation

If you are trying to quit smoking or want to stop using tobacco, we can help you with support, resources and programs.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

You can quit smoking or chewing tobacco. Our goal is to provide support and strategies to add to optional nicotine replacement therapy prescribed by your primary care doctor. These include:

  • FDA-approved medications to manage nicotine withdrawal and the urge to smoke.
  • Counseling in person or by phone
  • Tobacco Cessation Quitline for individual counseling and strategies
  • SmokefreeVET text message program for daily advice and interactive support
  • Stay Quit Coach mobile app to help you quit smoking and stay smoke-free

Learn more about how to quit

Social work

Social workers are here to help Veterans, families and caregivers with almost any need, from help with finances or housing to questions about treatment to just feeling overwhelmed. We are here for you.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Social work is integral to health care. We can help you and your family manage stress-related problems due to injury or illness, and find VA community resources to meet your needs like:

 

  • Home health services
  • Legal services
  • Transportation
  • Community living

Toxic exposure screening

Common conditions: War-related exposure, open burn pit exposure, airborne hazards exposure, Gulf War-related exposure, Gulf War Illness, Agent Orange exposure, radiation exposure, Camp Lejeune contaminated water exposure
We provide a quick screening to identify toxins you may have come in contact with during your military service. The screening takes 5 to 10 minutes. During the screening, we’ll ask you questions and document your responses in your medical record. Your answers will inform your VA health care team of any possible exposures. We’ll also connect you to more resources if you have any concerns.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is not required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

All Veterans enrolled in VA health care can receive a toxic exposure screening at an upcoming appointment or sooner by contacting a Toxic Exposure Screening Navigator. All enrolled Veterans should receive the screening at least once every five years.

Learn more about Toxic Exposure Screening.

Whole health

Whole health puts you at the center of care, rather than your illnesses or conditions. We work with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is not required

Appointments

Whole health puts you at the center of care, rather than your illnesses or conditions. We work with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.

Contact for Keashia Thomas, Whole Health Coach

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Our whole health approach empowers and equips you to take charge of your health, well-being, and quality of  life. Whole health goes beyond your illnesses, injuries, or disabilities, and focuses instead on your values, goals, and overall health. It includes self-care and complementary therapies along with conventional medical care. Our whole health program includes:

  • Acupuncture to help you manage pain without drugs
  • Meditation and mindfulness training
  • Yoga, tai chi, and qi gong classes
  • Massage and manual therapy
  • and much more.

Learn more about Whole Health at https://www.va.gov/north-florida-health-care/programs/whole-health

 

 

Wound care and ostomy

We provide thoughtful, compassionate diagnosis and treatment for Veterans with acute or chronic wounds or those who need ostomy care.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Healing your wounds is an important step in your recovery and rehabilitation. Our wound care team will assess your wound, determine where you are in the healing process, and provide a treatment plan for your care. If you’ve had ostomy surgery and are living with either a temporary or permanent stoma (a surgical opening to allow urine, feces, or body fluids to exit your body), we can help you manage the care of your stoma, make good product choices, and cope with the effects of ostomy surgery. We provide care and support for:

 

  • Open, non-healing, and hard-to-heal wounds
  • Localized incisions and infected or draining wounds
  • Bedsores (also known as pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers)
  • Amputations
  • Wounds or leaking seals around your stoma
  • Skin rashes

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