If you are a Veteran residing in Washington D.C., were exposed to asbestos during your time in the military, and are eligible to receive care through the VA System, you may wish to discuss a medical monitoring program with your doctor. Since all asbestos-related diseases including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural disease have a long latency period (in some cases over 50 years after exposure), it is possible for the effects of the inhaled fibers to appear at any time. It is important to remember, however, that exposure alone is not a guarantee you will ever develop any associated illness.
Following are the names and phone numbers for Department of Veteran Affairs clinics for Washington D.C. Hours and days of operation may vary by clinic. Please contact the Veteran Affairs clinic nearest you for further details.
Most VA Outpatient Clinics and Community Based Outpatient Clinics require scheduled appointments; some may take walk-ins. Please contact your chosen facility in advance, so you will be aware of their specific procedures. While we have made every possible effort to ensure that the following information is correct and up-to-date, it is always best to confirm addresses and clinic hours at the time an appointment is scheduled. Two types of clinics are listed here. Outpatient Clinics (desginated with an asterisk) are like non VA outpatient clinics in that they are set up to serve patients needing outpatient care in a variety of ways. Community Based Outpatient Clinics tend to be smaller and co-located with doctors offices. They typically provide a more limited menu of services, and the specific services vary from clinic to clinic.
Community Based Outpatient Clinic
|Southeast Washington, DC
820 Chesapeake Street, SE
Washington, DC VAMC
(202) 561-8776 FAX
|8:00 – 4:30
M – F
Call to schedule an appointment.