VA Maryland Health Care System
Loch Raven VA Medical Center
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Virtual Tour - Loch Raven VA Medical Center
Guide to Veteran Residential Services
Loch Raven VA Outpatient Clinic
The Loch Raven VA Medical Center offers specialized inpatient, outpatient and primary care services. As a leader in providing rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, the medical center coordinates the delivery of physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiotherapy and recreation therapy to achieve the highest level of recovery and independence for Maryland’s Veterans. The center also provides hospice and nursing home care to Veterans requiring non-acute inpatient care, in addition to offering specialized assistance for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
The facility has a cheerful and home-like setting for Veterans, with spacious living quarters, private bathrooms, beautiful patios and gardens, and warmly decorated dining areas and group lounges. Sunlight pours in from skylights and large windows throughout the facility, helping to brighten public areas and living quarters for the residents. A “Wander Garden” provides an attractive, accessible outdoor environment where residents can walk freely without the fear of getting lost. The center is also equipped with an electronic, passive-restraint system that protects residents from wandering from the facility.
A new outpatient clinic on the Loch Raven campus provides access to primary care and a broad range of specialty services, including mental health, optometry, dermatology, podiatry, audiology, radiology, women’s health, and driver’s rehabilitation. The facility features spacious exam rooms, comfortable patient waiting areas, experienced and compassionate providers and support staff, and a warm and healing environment.
The Loch Raven VA Medical Center is located on a park-like campus in northeast Baltimore close to Johns Hopkins University. It is a short ride from the Baltimore Beltway and offers free parking for visiting family and friends. Bus service is easily accessible, with a bus stop located at the entrance to the facility.
From Points North, East and West: Take I-695 (the Baltimore Beltway) towards Towson. Take the exit for Loch Raven Boulevard (MD-542) heading South off of I-695. Continue on Loch Raven Boulevard for five miles, and the entrance to the parking area for the Community Living Center & Rehabilitation Wing at the Loch Raven VA Medical Center is on the right past the intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard and Argonne Drive. The entrance to the parking area for the Outpatient Clinic is the next right off of Loch Raven Boulevard just prior to the intersection with The Alameda.
From points South: Take Charles Street through Baltimore City to 33rd Street. Turn right onto 33rd Street and continue to Loch Raven Boulevard. Turn left onto Loch Raven Boulevard and continue through the intersection with The Alameda. Shortly after passing through the intersection with The Alameda, the entrance to the parking area for the Community Living Center and Rehabilitation Wing at the Loch Raven VA Medical Center is on the left off of Loch Raven Boulevard. For the Outpatient Clinic, turn left onto The Alameda off Loch Raven Boulevard and the entrance to the parking area is a block down on the right.
Outpatients & Visitors – There is free parking available for outpatients and visitors throughout the medical center campus, including designated spaces for handicapped parking. Additionally, free valet parking is available for all outpatients and is accessible by the entrance to the Outpatient Clinic.
Inpatients – Parking is not available for inpatients. If an emergency situation requires temporary parking, space will be provided pending arrangements for removal of the car.
There is a Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) bus stop located in front of the Loch Raven VA Medical Center on Loch Raven Boulevard, with others in the surrounding area. For information about bus service and schedules to and from the facility, please visit the MTA website at www.mta.maryland.gov/ or call 410-539-5000.
For the convenience of our Veterans patients, shuttles run weekdays to and from the Baltimore VA Medical Center. For a listing of shuttle schedules, please visit www.maryland.va.gov/patients/shuttle.asp. There is also a Loch Raven campus shuttle that is available upon request for Veteran patients Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling 410-605-7549.
Free WiFi Internet access is available in the following locations throughout the Loch Raven VA Medical Center:
- All Inpatient Units & Rooms
- All Inpatient Dining Rooms
- Canteen Retail Store & Deli
- Outpatient Clinic Waiting Area
After going into “WiFi Settings” on your personal smartphone or laptop computer, select “Patient Internet Loch Raven.” Next, open an Internet page, read the VA disclaimer, and click “Continue to Internet” to get started.