New Bedford Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)
This facility provides comprehensive primary health care, mental health services, audiology, and patient education to veterans residing in southeastern Massachusetts.
Every patient has a Primary Care Provider who will coordinate all your health care needs. He or she will make sure you receive appropriate care from a select team of doctors, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and nutritionists, and easy access to any of the Providence VA Medical Center's 32 subspecialty clinics.
For more information on how to enroll in the Community Based Outpatient Clinic, please contact Patient Services at (401) 457-3300 or the Telephone Assistant Point (TAP) Line at (401) 457-3336.
Dorothy Fleury, MS, RN
Primary Health Care - One of the Clinic's general medical physicians will be chosen as your Primary Care Provider. He or she will make your health care their priority and provide you the care you need. Your Primary Care Provider will also coordinate all your other health care needs within the VA New England Healthcare System.
Mental Health Services - Social workers and mental health providers provide psychosocial evaluations, individual, group and family counseling, substance abuse and counseling. They will also help you access community resources.
Nutrition Clinic - A Registered Dietitian from the Providence VA Medical Center provides nutrition counseling and education in areas ranging from weight control to special nutritional needs.
Pharmacy - All prescriptions for medications are transmitted by computer to the Providence VA Medical Center daily and then mailed directly to your home. Refills are obtained either by sending a signed refill slip to the Providence VA Medical Center or using our convenient phone system.
VA Benefits Information -A representative of the VA Regional Office will be at the Center monthly to provide advice on VA benefits, educational opportunities, home loans and more.
Specialty Clinics - Clinics in Neurology, Audiology, and Podiatry are at the Center, making trips to Providence a thing of the past.
From Fall River:
Take I-195 East to Exit 15 (Route 18 south). Take the third exit (Elm Street). The clinic is on the right, behind the Hastings Keith Federal Building. There is a parking lot in front of the clinic. Parking is free, and the facility is handicap accessible.
From Cape Cod: Take Route 6W to I-195 West to Exit 15 (Route 18 south). Take the third exit (Elm Street) and bear right. The clinic is on the right, behind the Hastings Keith Federal Building. There is a parking lot in front of the clinic. Parking is free, and the facility is handicap accessible.