Welcome to the Charlie Norwood VAMC Hospitality Page General information
The Hospitality Hotel (HopTel) Program is designed to meet the needs of Veterans who have to travel long distances to early morning appointments.
Required to travel more than 50 miles or two hours and have an appointment time that would not allow you to leave home after 8am and arrive at the medical center in time for your appointment. Travel time is found using maps.google.com and 10% is added to this time to account for traffic.
Lodging is on a first come, first-served basis and on the availability of temporary lodging beds.
Meals and other incidental costs are the expense of the Veteran.
Family members/caregivers may not reside in temporary lodging facilities without the Veteran.
HopTel cannot be provided for such things as lack of funds to return home or other incidentals/expenses that are a natural part of traveling (i.e. flat tires, mechanical issues, etc).
Should you need to utilize the HopTel program please contact your Primary Care Team for a referral.