Atlanta VA Medical Center

  • 1670 Clairmont Rd.
  • Decatur

    ,

    GA

    30033
VA Benefits

 

 

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 Federal holidays with pay annually
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses

Insurance:

  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 12.2% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 16.6% of the employee’s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service

Facility Information:

The Atlanta VA Medical Center is located at 1670 Clairmont Road in Decatur, Georgia. The medical center oversees seven VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Austell (Cobb County); Lawrenceville (Gwinnett County); Oakwood (Hall County); East Point (South Fulton County); Stockbridge (Henry County); Newnan (Coweta County) and Blairsville (Union County) in addition to an outpatient clinic in Decatur and an outreach clinic in Rome, Georgia.

 CARROLLTON CLINIC / COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER (Trinka Davis Veterans Village)

 In 2009, a charitable non-profit organization, the Trinka Davis Foundation, donated $20 million to acquire land, design and build a multi-specialty CBOC/CLC in Carrollton, Georgia. Completed in May 2012 and turned over to the VA in August 2012, this new combined specialty care outpatient clinic and community living center  provides improved access to health care services to Veterans in Carroll, Haralson, Douglas and Paulding counties. 

 The Atlanta VAMC has 405 authorized inpatient beds (273 hospital, 120 Community Living Center and 12 PRRTP) and is a tertiary care facility classified as a Complexity Level 1A facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services complete with state-of-the-art technology, education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through emergency medicine, primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. The Atlanta VAMC is part of the VA Southeast Network (VISN 7), which includes facilities in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina. The Atlanta VAMC Community Living Center serves metro Atlanta and includes extended care rehabilitation, psycho-geriatric care, and general long term care.  The facility also serves as a prosthetics treatment center, fabricating and supplying mechanical devices such as artificial limbs for patients within the states of Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama.

Additional Special Programs include: 

  • AIDS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • Audiology Speech Pathology
  • Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Catheterization and Open Heart Surgery
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Comprehensive Thallium Heart Imaging
  • Electrophysiological Studies
  • Endocrinology
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Geriatrics
  • Homeless Veteran's Program
  • Home Based Primary Care
  • Mental Health Intensive  Case Management (MHICM)
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Low Vision Clinic
  • Medical Research Projects
  • Mental Health Primary Care
  • OEF/OIF Program
  • Palliative Care Unit
  • Prevention, Amputation Care & Treatment (PACT)
  • PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Unit and Trauma Recovery
  • Pulmonary Function & Imaging
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Rehabilitation Research and Development
  • Visual Impairment
  • Women's Wellness

 Our major medical school affiliates are Emory University School of Medicine (EUSM) and Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM).  The VAMC maintains close affiliations with many other institutions including Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University, High Tech Institute, Medical College of Georgia, and Mercer University.  We have other minor affiliations that send students to the Atlanta VAMC.

 

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