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Ensuring that veterans care center residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our highest priority.  We are working proactively to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by implementing the following procedures, effective Friday, March 13, and until further notice, at the Virginia Veterans Care Center (VVCC) in Roanoke and the Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center (SBVCC):

  1.  The care centers are closed to visitors.  Exceptions will be approved in end-of-life circumstances, but must receive prior approval;
  2.  All events sponsored by outside groups are cancelled until further notice; and
  3.  With the exception of visits to medical care facilities, all resident trips outside the facility are suspended until further notice.

We understand that staying connected with family members is incredibly important and we will help you keep connected to them by telephone and email.  Please make certain we have your most current emergency contact information available.  We want to ensure we, and your loved one, are able to communicate with you as needed.

Please do not hesitate to contact VVCC at 540-982-2869 or SBVCC at 804-371-8000 if you have any questions.

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



Virginia Veterans Care Center (Roanoke)

The Virginia Veterans Care Center (VVCC) is one of two state homes for veterans in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The mission of the VVCC is to provide affordable, high quality, comprehensive nursing, short-term rehabilitative, and domiciliary care to Commonwealth of Virginia residents who are admitted to the VVCC.

The Virginia Veterans Care Center has 224 beds in the facility and provides comprehensive, high quality care with on-site laboratory work, x-rays, physical therapy, podiatry care, and many other ancillary health care services. The Salem VA Medical Center is also located next door for additional services for those qualified.

Additionally, the building and grounds offer an array of amenities to include wheelchair accessible nature trails and deck, library, chapel, barber shop, and billiard room. The facility is nestled in the landscape of the Blue Ridge mountainside and has been enjoyed by our veterans since it was opened on Veterans Day, 1992.

The Virginia Veterans Care Center is a Smoke Free property.

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


Contact Address Phone & Email

Heather Whiteheart
Director of Admissions/Marketing

Virginia Veterans Care Center
4550 Shenandoah Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24017

(540) 982-2860 (phone)
(540) 982-1907 (fax)

Contact Information

Name Title Phone

Todd Barnes


(540) 982-2860

Heather Legere

Assistant Administrator

(540) 982-2860

Heather Whiteheart

Admissions Director

(540) 982-2860

Martha Moore

Assistant Admissions Director

(540) 982-2860
ext. 4108