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Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island


Providence VA Medical Center to Renovate Main Entrance Lobby

January 6, 2016

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Jan. 6, 2016


Providence VA Medical Center

830 Chalkstone Ave

Providence, RI 02908



Winfield S. Danielson III

M: 401-479-1703


Providence VA Medical Center to Renovate Main Entrance Lobby


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence VA Medical center will begin renovating the main entrance lobby Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016.


"The renovations will improve Veteran access, safety, comfort and privacy," said Dr. Susan MacKenzie, director of the Providence VA Medical Center. "During the construction, we are asking that everyone, for your safety, be alert for changes to the traffic flow, and follow the instructions on signs and from staff."


The $1.7 million renovation is expected to be complete by the end of 2016. Benefits of the completed project will include an information desk, private check-in windows, easier access for Veterans with mobility assistance, a new waiting area, and accessible restrooms with baby changing stations.


During the construction, the pick-up and drop-off circle in front of the main entrance will close, and a temporary Veteran pick-up and drop-off circle will be set up at the rear entrance ramp off of Marine Corps Trail. For safety and ease of access, Veterans should use valet parking whenever possible. Veterans parking in Lot 2 can also enter through the green door at the top of the stairs between the Emergency Department and the main entrance.


While the main entrance lobby is being renovated, Veterans may check in directly at the clinic with which they have an appointment, using the electronic kiosk.


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Map of the Providence VA Medical Center campus, showing closed areas, temporary passenger pick-up and drop-off location, valet parking area, and entrances to the main hospital building during the construction. (Providence VA Medical Center map)