Pilot Program is Offering Earlier and Later Appointments For 120 Days Before Going Permanent. 

The regional Veterans health system launched a new pilot program that will run between April 25th thru August 23rd, 2022 changing the days and hours of operation at the St. Marys and Palatka Veterans Affairs (VA) Clinics  to Monday – Thursday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

(Current days and hours of operation was Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.-  4:30 p.m.)

The pilot program was developed in response to numerous requests from the Veteran population in the St. Marys, Georgia, and Palatka areas to have early and late appointments available.   This pilot will run for 120 days which provides ample time to monitor the effectiveness of the program. 

“These extended hours will provide more flexibility for Veterans to balance work, school and family responsibilities,” said David Isaacks, Executive Health System Director, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.  “We are optimistic these new hours will be successful and become permanent after the 120 days.”

The Palatka VA Clinic is located in the Palatka Mall,  400 FL-19 #48, Palatka, FL 32177  | (386) 329-8800

The St Marys VA Clinic is located in the Kings Bay Village Shopping Center, 2603 Osborne Rd E, St Marys, GA | (912) 510-3420

For after-hours assistance, eligible Veterans can call the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center at (877) 741-3400. Services include general administrative support, nurse advice/triage, and virtual visits with a doctor or nurse practitioner via telephone or VA Video Connect, if applicable.

If you are a Veteran that has not enrolled for VA health care benefits and services or needs to file for updated enrollment, please contact our Enrollment/Eligibility Specialist at 912-510-3620 (St. Marys VA Clinic); or 386-329-8800 (Palatka VA Clinic). The Enrollment/Eligibility Specialist will walk you through the process.