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Updated 03/16/2021

Ensuring that the residents of the Virginia Veterans Care Center (VVCC) in Roanoke and the Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center (SBVCC) in Richmond are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our highest priority.

We are also committed to keeping our residents and families connected to each other through in-person visits, phone calls, e-mails, and video chats.

Families wishing to connect to their loved ones should contact VVCC at 540-982-2860 or SBVCC at 804-371-8000 to schedule an in-person visit, set up a phone call or video chat, or for help with e-mail.

VVCC and SBVCC are following CMS, CDC, and VDH guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19 virus and to protect the health of our residents and staff.  A care center team member will explain the procedures that must be followed during in-person visits, including limits on the number of family members that may visit at any one time, and the requirement for wearing of PPE.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to protect the health and safety of our veterans while keeping you connected.

VVCC and SBVCC are accepting applications for new admissions.  Please contact VVCC or SBVCC to learn more.

Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center (Richmond)

Named for two Medal of Honor recipients—Colonel Van Barfoot and  Colonel Carl Sitter—this care center provides the gold standard in quality care for Virginia’s veterans.

The Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center (SBVCC) is located on the campus of the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia and is operated by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. This single-level facility features 200 single-occupancy rooms in four nursing units: two 60-bed skilled nursing care units, one 40-bed skilled nursing care unit and one 40-bed secure Alzheimer’s dementia unit with enclosed courtyards.

SBVCC accepts payment from private insurers, Medicare and Medicaid. Most veterans also qualify for the VA per diem facility credit.

Admission Criteria

  • Honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Virginia residency at the time of admission or entry into active duty from Virginia
  • Meets medical requirements for nursing home care


  • Private rooms with private baths—all are handicap accessible and include a roll-in shower
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Activity rooms
  • Lounges
  • Library
  • Game room
  • Computers with Internet access
  • Walking trail
  • Landscaped inner courtyards

If you have any questions or would like an information packet sent to you, please contact:

Admissions Director

Contact Address Phone & Email

Kim Elliott

Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center
1601 Broad Rock Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23224

(804) 371-8000

Contact Information

Name Title Extension

Robyn Jennings


(804) 371-8000

Jim Darragh

Assistant Administrator

(804) 371-8000

Kim Elliott

Admissions Director

(804) 371-8000

Johnny Oglesby

Admissions Coordinator

(804) 371-8000