While the Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS) resumed in-person services in June and many can accommodate unscheduled visits, some offices are available by appointment only.

GDVS offices located in buildings operated by federal or other state agencies must follow their building access policies. Veterans must call ahead and schedule an appointment before their visit to any of these offices, walk-in visitors are not allowed.

Offices open by appointment only include Athens, Americus, Augusta, Blairsville, Carrollton, both Decatur offices, Fort McPherson, HinesvilleLawrenceville, LyonsOakwood, Savannah, and Valdosta.

GDVS offices in Douglas and LaGrange are not open for in-person visits, but are available for assistance via email and telephone. 

Before visiting any GDVS office, veterans are encouraged to call or email to check operational status and schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact your nearest Veterans Field Service Office. A full listing of our field offices and their contact information is available at https://veterans.georgia.gov/field-offices.

In-person services were resumed in July with health and safety procedures in place for the well-being of our guests and staff. The GDVS is continuing to follow guidance from public health officials.

Visitors are asked to wear a facemask when visiting one of our offices. They are encouraged to observe social distancing guidelines while in our waiting areas and speaking with field service officers.

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For more information on the content of this news release, please contact the GDVS Public Information Division at 404-656-5933 or gavetsvc@vs.state.ga.us.