Explore Ann Arbor VA's diverse program offerings, which include patient health care, cutting-edge clinical research, and other specialties.
Cancer Care Program
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is one of 13 VAs nationally designated as a Center for Excellence for Prostate Cancer (Rahr Center of Excellence for Prostate Cancer), within a larger Precision Oncology Program. We also offer a complete array of holistic services including palliative care, health psychology, physical therapy, nutrition education, survivorship care, social work, chaplain services, as well as access to complementary medicine.
Electronic Health Record Modernization
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and its community-based outpatient clinics will soon begin the transition to the new electronic health record (EHR). This is a Veteran-centric approach that will better support service members as they transition from military service to Veteran status.
The VA Ann Arbor Fisher House is the first Fisher House to be built in the state of Michigan. Construction on the VA Ann Arbor Fisher House began in late April 2019 and the groundbreaking ceremony took place June 14, 2019. The Fisher House Foundation constructed the house and gifted it to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs upon its completion on April 20, 2020. The VA Ann Arbor Fisher House opened on June 1, 2020.
The 13,400 ft2 VA Ann Arbor Fisher House will enable family members to be close to their loved one during a hospitalization by providing comfortable, cost free lodging, in a relaxed setting that is only a short walk away from the VA Ann Arbor Medical Center.
Former Prisoner of War Program
Since World War I, more than 142,000 Americans, including 85 women, have been captured and interned as POWs. Not included in this figure are nearly 93,000 Americans who were lost or never recovered. Only one fifth of America's former POWs since World War I are still living (about 22,641). More than 90% of living former POWs were captured and interned during World War II. About 15,367 former POWs are in receipt of compensation for service-connected injuries, diseases, or illnesses.
Unless otherwise indicated, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System ambulatory clinics, surgery, administration and outpatient clinics are closed during federal holidays. Here are the 2023 federal holidays.
Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program
The VA Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) is committed to helping Veterans, their partners, and also VA staff who are impacted by Intimate Partner Violence. If you or someone you know could be experiencing and/or using IPV – help is available.
PACT Act Resources
The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances. The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that we assume (or “presume”) are caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve. This page will help you locate local resources to answer your questions about what the PACT Act means for you or your loved ones.
Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL)
What is VITAL? Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL) is the VA's approach to reaching out to student Veterans to help meet your needs and maximize your potential. The VITAL Initiative is a partnership between VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and local college and university campuses. We're here to help you navigate your needs and concerns and maximize your unique set of strengths, skills, and life experiences as you develop and translate your interests and talents into the academic setting.
Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST)
The Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) is a group of allied health care professionals dedicated to connecting visually impaired Veterans with a variety of services available within the VA and the Veterans community.
VA Whole Health is a cutting-edge approach to care that supports your health and well-being. Whole Health centers around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. This means your health team will get to know you as a person, before working with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.