John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
VAMC Detroit located in southeastern Michigan, serves Veterans from Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties. In addition to our main medical center in Detroit, we offer a number of services to our patients in two community-based outpatient clinics.
For your convenience and safety, we have special waiting areas throughout the facility. You may also want to review our Visiting Hours and Policies.
Intensive Care waiting areas: Please check in, and give the staff the patient's name. If you leave the waiting area at any time, please let the staff know, in case we need to contact you.
VAMC Detroit has a Police Service. Our officers provide 24-hour patrols of the facility and parking lots. For general police assistance or in case of an emergency, please dial (313) 576-3375 or extension 63375 from within the facility. Report all suspicious or criminal activity, vehicle accidents, and personal property losses to the VA Police while on the facility grounds as soon as possible.
Because the VA Medical Center is federal property, all persons and bags are subject to search. In addition, no weapons, alcohol, or illegal drugs are permitted.
Lost and found articles are brought to the blue information desk which is managed by our Voluntary Section. If you have lost anything, please call the blue information desk at (313) 576-1000, ext. 65818.
A nondenominational chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital. Protestant Worship Services and Catholic Mass are held on a regular basis. There are also two meditation rooms off the main chapel for relaxation and meditation. These rooms are open 365 days each year and 24 hours-a-day. Please contact Chaplain Service at (313) 576-3362 for additional information or to speak with one of our Chaplains.
The medical center respects the patient's right to make decisions about his or her care, treatment and services, and to involve the patient's family in care, treatment, and services decisions to the extent permitted by the patient or surrogate decision-maker. ‘Family’ is defined as a group of two or more persons united by blood, or adoptive, marital, domestic partnership, or other legal ties. The family may also be a person or persons not legally related to the individual (such as significant other, friend or caregiver) whom the individual considers to be family. A family member may be the surrogate decision-maker, as defined in VHA Handbook 1004.02, if authorized to make care decisions for the individual, should he or she lose decision-making capacity or choose to delegate decision making to another. The medical center allows a family member, friend or other individual to be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of stay. The medical center allows for the presence of a support individual of the patient's choice, unless the individual's presence infringes on others' rights or safety, or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. The individual may or may not be the patient's surrogate decision-maker or legally authorized representative. The hospital prohibits discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.
Community-Based Outpatient Clinics
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