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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.

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:

Admissions

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)

heather.whiteheart@dvs.virginia.gov

Contact Information

Name Title Phone

Todd Barnes

Administrator

(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