New Cape May County VA Clinic to Open Tuesday

By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor

RIO GRANDE, N.J. — On December 8, a new medical facility for veterans will open in Cape May County.

The Cape May County Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will open its doors and replace the current facility located at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Cape May next Tuesday. The new, 11,000-square foot medical center’s address is 3801 US 9 South — Unit 2 in Rio Grande, and its phone number is 1 (800) 461-8262 (ext. 2850) and (302) 633-5206.

“We are extremely proud and excited to be opening this new clinic, in Rio Grande. It a testament to our investment and a promised kept to the veterans in southern New Jersey,” Wilmington VA Medical Center director Vince Kane said in a press release. “With the opening of the clinic in Rio Grande, we want to remind all veterans that our facilities have remained open during the pandemic, and we encourage all veterans to not delay essential care, especially mental health care. Our providers are there and ready to coordinate health care services.” 

Veterans can use the facility’s 1-800 number to schedule appointments to visit the new facility. They can also schedule appointments online through MyHealtheVet.

All of the services offered at the old VA clinic — including primary care, women’s health, lab services, social work services, podiatry, preventative care, and mental health care — will be available at the new clinic. Kane also said that the facility will provide more specialists to veterans who need them, and it’ll also offer hearing aid maintenance/repair services, physical therapy, prescription drug services, and optometry services.

“Our veterans deserve nothing but the best services that our nation can offer to them,” Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-2) said in a release. “This new facility is larger, offers more services, and is a closer location for many more. This is a huge win for veterans’ health care and South Jersey.” 

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