Durham VA Medical Center

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The Durham VA Medical Center is a 271-bed tertiary care referral, teaching and research facility affiliated with Duke University School of Medicine. Durham provides general and specialty medical, surgical, psychiatric inpatient and ambulatory services, and serves as a major referral center for North Carolina, southern Virginia, northern South Carolina, and eastern Tennessee. Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) are located in Greenville, NC, Morehead City, NC, and Raleigh, NC. The medical center is a regional center for radiation therapy, neurological disorders, therapeutic endoscopy, and other special procedures. In addition, it serves as a referral center for high-risk open-heart surgery cases, angioplasty, and hemodynamic cardiac catheterization. The 120-bed Extended Care Rehabilitation Center is reflective of an ongoing emphasis on wellness, preservation of functions, and rehabilitation. Special programs at Durham include a comprehensive Women’s Health Center; a Home Based Primary Care program; a Telemedicine Home Care program; a Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center; the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care; the VISN 6 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, and the Epidemiology Research and Information Center. Durham also serves as the support facility for the National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, the Performance Assessment Center for Excellence, and the Employee Education Service.


Duke University School of Medicine
East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Dentistry 151 operating beds
120 nursing home beds


GM&S, Referral facility


Ambulatory Care
Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiovascular Surgery
Coronary Care Unit
Electron Microscopy
Epidemiology Research and Information Center
Epilepsy Center
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center
Health Services Research and Development
Home Dialysis
Home-Based Primary Care
Medical Intensive Care
Mental Health Clinic
Mental Illlness Research, Education, and Clinical Center
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Neurodiagnostic Center
Pain Clinic
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Psychiatric Emergency Services
Radiation Therapy
Research and Development Service
Respiratory Care
Respite Care
Speech Pathology
Surgical Intensive Care
Women's Comprehensive Health Care