Columbia is known as the “capital of Southern hospitality” and was named one of America’s most livable cities.
It is conveniently located just a few hours from several major cities, beaches, and resort towns and boasts a long list of recreational activities for all types of interests.
You will also find that housing is very affordable and that commutes are easy due to the location of the medical center .
Audiology & Speech Pathology
Bone Densitometry Studies
Bone marrow biopsy
Cardiology & Congestive Heart Failure Clinics
Compensated Work Therapy
Computerized Tomography studies
Contract Housing Program
Fast Track (Non-Emergent Care Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Geriatrics Extended Care & Intermediate Medicine
Grant and Per Diem Program
Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans (HCHV)
Home Based Primary Care
Homeless Dental Grant Program
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
Inpatient Mental Health Care
Local Recovery Coordinator
Magnetic Reasonance Imaging (MRI) studies
Mental Health Intensive Care Management (MHICM)
Nuclear Medicine Studies
Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Freedom Veterans Program
Primary Care/Mental Health (PC/MH) Integration Team
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery Center (PRRC)
PTSD Clinical Team (PCT)
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Suicide Prevention Coordinator (SPC)
Tele-mental Health Program
Tertiary Ophthalmological Care
VA-DOD Joint Mental Health Team
Veteran Service Organizations
Women's Health Care
The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (Dorn VA) is a 216 bed facility, which includes primary care, specialty care, mental health, acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care.
Healthcare was provided to over 61,802 patients during fiscal year 2008.
There were 673,841 outpatient visits and a total of 5,010 inpatient treated in fiscal year 2008.
Community Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Anderson, Greenville, Florence, Orangeburg, Spartanburg, Sumter and Rock Hill.
Administrative Support is provided for the Florence National Cemetery in Florence, SC and Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, SC; and the VA Regional Office, also located in Columbia.
Type of Facility
Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, education and research.
Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, secondary and some tertiary care.
The Dorn VA Medical Center is part of the VA Southeast Network. Affiliations
Wm. Jennings Bryan VA Medical Cener is dedicated to educating future health care professionals.
Dorn VAMC has 77 affiliation agreements in 21 disciplines with 48 institutions including the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Palmetto Health Richland, Midlands Technical College, the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, and the University of South Carolina College of Nursing.
The Dorn VA Medical Center provides training to approximately 725 trainees per year.
There are 50 resident and fellow positions, and approximately 165 residents/fellows who rotate through the VAMC annually. Authorized Beds
- 122 General Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry beds
- 94 Community Living Center beds