Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

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109 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29401
1 (843) 577-5011

About

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, opened in 1966, consists of one primary, secondary, and tertiary care facility located in Charleston, SC, serving over 67,000 Veterans in 21 counties, encompassing more than 15,000 square miles. Charleston VAMC is a 152 authorized bed tertiary care teaching hospital with 20 operating nursing home care beds, and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care and services to Veterans along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts.

The full range of inpatient and outpatient care is provided including Medical and Surgical Intensive Care, and Medical/Surgical. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center provides comprehensive health care through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, women’s health and dentistry. Specialty services include Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Mental Health programs for PTSD, Substance Use Disorders, Military Sexual Trauma, Cardiology, Oncology, Nephrology, Pulmonary and Geriatrics.

The VAMC includes five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) located in Beaufort, Goose Creek and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Savannah and Hinesville, Georgia, as well as an annex in North Charleston. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center also supports three Vet Centers located in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia. Learn more about PFC Ralph H Johnson, USMC.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission*, and has received accreditation for several programs. The VAMC’s cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons; the VAMC’s Laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathology; and the VAMC’s Diabetes Self-Management Education program received national standards recognition from the American Diabetes Association. The Charleston Post Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Medical Care

Tricare Numbers
Nurse Advice Hotline TRICARE: (800) 874-2273 Opt 1
Primary Care Appointments: (800) 600-9332
TRICARE for Life: (866) 773-0404


TRICARE
Tricare partners with United Healthcare Military & Veterans as its regional contractor in the Western United States to provide health care services and support to beneficiaries.

Home TRICARE:
https://www.tricare.mil

Tricare Home Page allows access to Enroll in or Purchase a Plan, File or Check a Claim, View Referrals, Find a Health Care Provider, Change Your Primary Care Manager, Compare Plans, Manage Prescriptions and much more.

Nurse Advice Line TRICARE: (800) 874-2273 Opt 1.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S., except those enrolled in US Family Health Plan. You can call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7, at no cost to you, to talk to a registered nurse who can: Answer your urgent care questions.

New to TRICARE:
https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/New

Learn more about TRICARE- Watch an overview video & take free public TRICARE courses online.

TRICARE Online:
https://www.tricareonline.com/

You can make Primary Care appointments, check lab results and even order your pharmacy refills using TOL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: (800) 600-9332

TRICARE For Life:
https://www.tricare.mil/tfl
Contact- (866) 773-0404

TRICARE for Life is your Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A and B. TRICARE for Life beneficiaries can receive care at military hospitals and clinics, ​but only on a space-available basis.

TRICARE Pharmacy Program:
https://www.tricare.mil/pharmacy

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them, in a safe, easy, and affordable way.

Customer Service Community Directory:
https://www.tricare.mil/bcacdcao/

The directory helps you connect with a Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC), Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO), or other member of the customer service community. If you have questions or issues specific to a single clinic or hospital, contact someone listed for that facility.

You may contact any customer service community representative for general TRICARE issues.

Must be registered in the DEERS program to be eligible for TRICARE
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System:
https://www.tricare.mil/deers

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

NameLevel NamePhone
Anesthesiology Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 577-5011
Anesthesiology Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (888) 789-7345
Audiology Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 789-6500 ext: 7654
Audiology Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (888) 651-2682
Bariatric Surgery Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 789-7330
Bariatric Surgery Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (888) 878-6884
Equal Employment Opportunity Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 789-6326
Geriatrics and Extended Care Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 789-7057
Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 577-5011 ext: 6875
Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 577-5011 ext: 7587
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 577-5011 ext: 6914
Hematology and Oncology Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 577-5011
Hospice Services for Veterans Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 789-7426
Inpatient Palliative Care Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 577-5011
Inpatient Palliative Care Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (888) 878-6884
Minority Veterans Program Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 577-5011 ext: 7948
Nutrition Services Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 577-5011
Nutrition Services Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (888) 878-6884
Palliative Care Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 577-5011
Palliative Care Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (888) 878-6884
Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 789-6732
Pharmacy Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 577-5011 ext: 15220
Pharmacy Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (888) 878-6884 ext: 1
Research and Development Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 789-6703
Sleep Laboratory and CPAP Program Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 1 (843) 789-7217