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Salem VA Medical Center


Cafeteria & Retail Store

The Food Court is located on the ground floor of Building 4. The Canteen Food Department has daily menu selections with healthy choices, a grill, deli, and a variety of salads, desserts, and beverages.

Cafe (The "GI Connection") 

The Cafe or "GI Connection" snack bar is located in the main lobby, Building 143. Pastries, snacks, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, and desserts are available.

Optical Shop

The Optical Shop is open Monday through Friday, 8a-4p. The shop serves Veterans, caregivers, employees, visitors, and family members. The Optical Shop is located inside the Retail Store in Building 4.

Retail Store

We offer a full-service retail store with such products as electronics, cosmetics, toiletries, and clothing. Items may be purchased tax-free. The retail store is located on the ground floor of Building 4 and open to Veterans, staff, caregivers, and visitors.

Canteen Hours

Monday - Friday

7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Café (GI Connection)

Monday - Friday

6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Retail Store Hours

 Monday - Friday

7:00 am - 4:30 pm 


9:00 am – 3:00 pm


10:00 am – 2:00pm

The cafeteria and retail areas are closed on Holidays.