VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System
The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center serves Veterans in Northeast Ohio. In addition to our main medical center in Cleveland, we offer a number of services to our patients in thirteen VA outpatient clinics. Visit one today!
Smoking & Tobacco Use
VA healthcare facilities are smoke-free in accordance with VHA Directives 1085 and 1085.01. Smoking is inconsistent with VA’s health promotion and disease prevention mission, and VA wants to protect patients, employees, volunteers and visitors from this known health hazard by strictly enforcing the smoke-free policy.
This policy is consistent with the industry standard of care for patients. It will reduce the harmful effects of smoking, including exposure to second and third-hand smoke, as well as increase safety and reduce fire hazards caused by smoking. We are not alone in recognizing the importance of creating a smoke-free campus. As of 2014, 4,000 health care facilities and four national health care systems in the U.S. have implemented smoke-free grounds.
Smoke-Free policies for patients, visitors, contractors, volunteers, vendors and employees at VA Healthcare Facilities apply to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, any other combustion of tobacco and non-Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including but not limited to electronic or e-cigarettes, vape pens or e-cigars.
Smoking in any VA owned or leased property including parking garages, healthcare system buildings and outpatient clinics will be strictly prohibited.
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) provides regular bus service to the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. For current rates and fares visit RTA Fare Website*.
The Cleveland VA Medical Center is on East Blvd in Cleveland. There are several bus routes to choose from. Get the bus route to Veterans Affairs Medical Center*
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VA Shuttle Bus
The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center operates a shuttle bus schedule between the Wade Park & Parma facilities. The bus is free, but only available to Veterans & VA employees. The first and last buses of the day are for patients only!