The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 150 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.
Where is the Nearest Medical Center or other Health Care Facility?
Use the Facility Locator to find the VA medical facility that will best meet your health care needs using a variety of search methods including using your ZIP code.
Once you find the VA medical facility that can best meet your health care needs, explore that facility’s Our Doctors tool. The “Our Doctors” online directory lists all independent health care licensed practitioners at the local medical center and within that health care system. This includes any individual permitted by law and by the organization to provide care and services, within the scope of the individual's license and consistent with individually granted clinical privileges.
While called “Our Doctors” the tool lists more than just physicians, with the directory including nurse practitioners, dentists, radiologists, psychologists and other staff who are directly involved in your care. Anyone can search and sort information for these providers based on your preferences and needs. The directory lists this staff in alphabetic order with their name, education, license, specialty and gender. With regular updates and additions to the directory, the resource is part of VA’s ongoing effort to provide the highest quality information and care.
Common Medical Center Services
VHA Medical Centers provide a wide range of services including traditional hospital-based services such as surgery, critical care, mental health, orthopedics, pharmacy, radiology and physical therapy.
In addition, most of our medical centers offer additional medical and surgical specialty services including audiology & speech pathology, dermatology, dental, geriatrics, neurology, oncology, podiatry, prosthetics, urology, and vision care. Some medical centers also offer advanced services such as organ transplants and plastic surgery.
Available at every medical center, Patient Advocates are highly trained professionals who can help resolve your concerns about any aspect of your health care experience, particularly those concerns that cannot be resolved at the point of care. Patient Advocates listen to any questions, problems, or special needs you have and refer your concerns to the appropriate Medical Center staff for resolution.
Carolyn M. Clancy, MD
Interim Under Secretary for Health
As Interim Under Secretary for Health, Dr. Clancy oversees the health care needs of millions of Veterans enrolled in VHA, the nation's largest integrated health care system. With a medical care budget of more than $55 billion, VHA employs more than 288,000 staff at over 1,700 sites, including hospitals, clinics, community living centers (formerly called nursing homes), domiciliaries, and Vet Centers. In addition, VHA is the nation's largest provider of graduate medical education and a major contributor to medical research.
VHA Blueprint for Excellence
VHA Strategic Plan
Honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.
VHA will continue to be the benchmark of excellence and value in health care and benefits by providing exemplary services that are both patient centered and evidence based.
This care will be delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning, discovery and continuous improvement.
It will emphasize prevention and population health and contribute to the nation's well-being through education, research and service in National emergencies.
VHA Offices and Programs
A number of offices and programs support VHA.
* From the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics — www.va.gov/vetdata