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VA Maryland Health Care System

 

Baltimore VA Medical Center Guide to Veteran Inpatient Services

Visitor Information & Support Services

All Faiths Chapel
The All Faiths Chapel is located on the second floor of the medical center and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Religious services are conducted in the All Faiths Chapel on a daily basis. For a schedule of religious services, please call Chaplain Service at 410-605-7070.

Automatic Teller Machine (ATM)
There is an ATM available on the 2nd floor of the Baltimore VA Medical Center in the Canteen Dining Room (Atrium Dining Area). The ATM is located on the far wall opposite the main entrance to the Canteen Dining Room.

Library
The Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Baltimore VA Medical Center and is available for Veteran patients, visitors and employees. There are computers available in the Library to access the Internet and e-mail. The Library is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Photo of the Food Court.

Canteen Retail Store, Food Court, Coffee Shop and Vending Area
The Canteen areas are located on the 2nd floor of the Baltimore VA Medical Center and are open the followings days and times:

Retail Store

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Food Court
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Coffee Shop

Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vending Area

Daily 24 Hours a Day


Combination photo: female clinician with male patient, entrance to Baltimore VA Medical Center.

Mass Transportation
The Baltimore VA Medical Center is a few blocks away from the Light Rail and Metro Subway Stations at Lexington Market. In addition, there is a bus stop directly across the street from the medical center in front of the University of Maryland Medical Center, which is located at the intersection of Baltimore and Greene Streets. For additional information about Light Rail, Metro Subway and bus services to the Baltimore VA Medical Center, please visit the Maryland Transit Administration website at mta.maryland.gov/.

Newspapers
A variety of newspapers are available in kiosks on the first floor of the medical center in the lobby area and by the front bank of inpatient elevators. Some newspapers are available for purchase and some are free.

Visitor Guidelines
Family members, friends and other individuals are welcome to visit with patients for emotional support during the course of their stay, unless not medically or therapeutically advisable. For additional information, please contact a member of the treatment team.

Parking Information
Inpatients – Parking is not permitted for inpatients in the garage at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. If an emergency situation requires temporary parking, space will be provided pending arrangements for removal of the vehicle.

Visitors – There is no visitor parking available in the parking garage at the Baltimore VA Medical Center during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Visitor parking is available for a fee at nearby garages during normal business hours. Visitors are permitted to park in the garage at the Baltimore VA Medical Center free of charge after normal business hours.

Shuttles
For the convenience of our Veteran patients, shuttles run weekdays to and from the Baltimore VA Medical Center; the Baltimore VA Annex; the Perry Point VA Medical Center; the Washington, DC, VA Medical Center; the Martinsburg, West Virginia, VA Medical Center; and the Cambridge, Fort Howard, Glen Burnie and Loch Raven VA Outpatient Clinics. For a listing of shuttle schedules, please call 410-605-7318, or visit maryland.va.gov/patients/shuttle.asp.

Taxicabs
There is a taxicab phone at the Information Desk in the lobby of the Baltimore VA Medical Center on the first floor. Just press the number for the corresponding taxicab service you would like to use to schedule a ride.

 
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