Robert D. Maxwell Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic - VA Portland Health Care System
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Robert D. Maxwell Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic

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Robert D. Maxwell VA Clinic*

Parent Facility: VA Portland Health Care System.

Clinic hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal Holidays.  

The lab is open from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. M-F.

Please note: NO EMERGENCY SERVICES are available at this location.

Services Offered

  • Audiology
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Enrollment: M,Tu,Th,F: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wed: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Click here for more enrollment details.)
  • Laboratory Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Optometry/Eye -  Effective March 16, 2020, due to safety precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19, all VAPORHCS optical shops are closed until further notice.
    • For your eyeglass-related questions or to get a message to the Optical team, use MyHealtheVet messaging or call 503-721-7890, option 3.
  • Physical Therapy
  • Primary Care
  • Sleep Studies
  • Tele-Specialty Services
  • Patient Advocate

Transportation information

Veterans Transportation Program - VA Portland Health Care System 
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* On October 26, 2020, the Bend VA Clinic was officially renamed the Robert D. Maxwell VA Clinic in a small ceremony at the clinic.

A bill was introduced by an Oregon congressional delegation to rename the clinic after the long-time Bend area resident and World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.  The bill was signed into law on October 13, 2020.

Maxwell, a World War II Veteran, earned the Medal of Honor in eastern France while under enemy fire, risking his life by falling on an enemy hand grenade to protect the lives of other soldiers. He survived the wounds from the grenade blast and was awarded the medal on April 6, 1945.

At the time Maxwell passed away on May 11, 2019, he was the oldest Medal of Honor recipient in the nation and one of four remaining Veterans from World War II to be awarded the Medal of Honor. After his military service, he worked as a teacher in Bend for many years.