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In the spotlight at VA Altoona

Just launched: all-new James E. Van Zandt VAMC website

Great news! James E. Van Zandt VAMC has just launched a new website that will give you better service and an easier online experience.

Graphic image of the James E. Van Zandt VANC's new internet homepage

ALTOONA VA POLICE PROMOTE FOUR

PROMOTIONS OFFERS EXPANDED CARE AND OVERSIGHT

The departments newest Lieutenants Melanie Rininger, Harold Persson, Charles Bassett, and Warren Edward

Five-Star Rating for James E. Van Zandt VAMC

Area Veterans rate their VA Medical Center higher than any other in the state.

The main entrence to the James E Van Zandt VAMC

Staff Members Holding the Line

During the “stay at Home” order statewide, our staff continue to implement changes to “flatten the curve” and protect our Veterans. The most noticeable of these changes is the entry screening lines.

Altoona

PAIN MANAGEMENT OFFERS ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT

The medical practitioners at the James E. Van Zandt Pain Management Clinic make it a priority to assist Veterans in dealing with chronic pain. With a clear understanding of all the factors involved, the pain management team can tailor treatments to each Veterans specific needs.

Photo of Patient evaluation room

WHOLE HEALTH PUTS VETERANS IN CHARGE

Whole Health is VA’s new approach to Veteran healthcare and well-being. Initiatives, found in the program, are making great strides in reducing the use of opioids, anti-anxiety medication, and other therapies that involve controlled substances.

Whole Health wheel with four key principles and 9 elements.

PT Walk-In Clinic Expands to Four Days a Week

JAMES E. VAN ZANDT VA MEDICAL CENTER ADVANCES CARE FOR VETERANS PHYSICAL THERAPY ADDS ADDITIONAL DAYS TO WALK-IN CLINIC

Photo of Physcical Therapist assiting Veteran with physical therapy

JAMES E. VAN ZANDT VAMC ADVANCES CARE FOR VETERANS

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center added cataract surgery to the growing list of services it offers local Veterans.

Photo of Army Veteran, Mr. Robert Hofmann, one of our first cataract surgery patients.

Hollidaysburg Partners with VA Signage Initiative

HOLLIDAYSBURG- The Borough of Hollidaysburg in partnership with the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center unveiled new street signs today.

Photo of the Mayor of Hollidaysburg, Joe Dodson and VAMC Associate Director unveiling VA street sign.

The new VA.gov website is now available.

The new VA.gov website is now available.

Logo and Seal of Veterans Affairs