Augusta is a two-division medical center providing tertiary care in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, and spinal cord injury. The Downtown Division is authorized 155 beds (58 medicine, 37 surgery, and 60 spinal cord injury). The Uptown Division, located approximately three miles away, is authorized 123 beds (68 psychiatry, 15 blind rehabilitation and 40 rehabilitation medicine). In addition, a 132-bed Restorative/Nursing Home Care Unit and a 60-bed Domiciliary are located at the Uptown Division. The medical center serves as a network resource for the treatment of spinal cord injury, blind rehabilitation, post traumatic stress disorder, and psychiatry patients.
In 2004, the U.S. Army Southeast Regional Medical Command & VA Southeast Network Active-Duty Rehab Unit was opened to treat military personnel who required rehabilitation after serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. The Augusta VA Medical Center and Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon have numerous agreements, which provide for the cost-effective sharing of resources between these two federal health care facilities in the Augusta metropolitan area.
The Augusta VA Medical Center prides itself on continually improving and expanding its health care knowledge. The medical center enjoys a strong affiliation with the Medical College of Georgia. The Augusta VAMC provides medical and allied health training to an average of more than 700 students and residents annually. Additional health training affiliations exist with 44 academic institutions.
Medical College of Georgia
Additional health training affiliations exist with 44 academic institutions
Type of Facility
General Medicine & Surgery
Ambulatory Surgery Center
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Gulf War Registry
Homeless Chronically Mentally Ill
Intensive Psychiatric Community Care (IPCC)
Long-term Psychiatric Care
Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI)
Open Heart Surgery
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Restorative Nursing Home Care
SCI Hospital-based Home Care
Sleep Laboratory Program
Social Model for Alzheimer's Disease Care
Spinal Cord Injury Center (SCI)
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Women's Health Clinic