The Providence VA Medical Center was built in 1948, post-World War II, and accepted the first patient in 1949. An additional hospital wing was added in 1977, and an ambulatory care building addition was completed in February 1998. An outpatient clinic was opened in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in approximately 1985; the community-based clinic in Hyannis, Massachusetts was opened in February 1998, and a new clinic was opened in Middletown, Rhode Island, on Veterans Day in 2000.
Providence VAMC is a primary and secondary health care facility providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology. Providence VAMC is a community leader in medical education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided in areas of medicine, surgery and psychiatry, including over 32 sub-specialty clinics. The Providence VAMC is a part of VISN 1 which includes facilities in RI, CT, MA, VT, NH and ME.
Providence VAMC consists of the VA Medical Center located at 830 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, RI, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Middletown RI, New Bedford MA, Hyannis MA, and contract arrangements with facilities in Hope Valley, RI, Nantucket, MA, and Martha’s Vineyard, MA.
The Providence division of the VA New England Healthcare System supports three Veterans Outreach Centers and three Community-Based Outpatient Clinics.
Brown Medical School
The Harvard School of Dental Medicine
The University of Rhode Island
TYPE OF FACILITY
General Medicine & Surgery
VA Center of Excellence for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology
Substance Abuse Treatment Program (outpatient)
Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences
General Intensive Care Unit
Hospital - Based Home Care
Speech / Language Pathology
Veterans Community Care Center
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team
ADA Recognized Diabetes Patient Self-management Education Program
Visual Impairment Services
Hyannis, MA CBOC
New Bedford, MA CBOC
Middletown, RI CBOC