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Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center

The Jamaica Plain campus of the VA Boston HCS provides primary care and specialty services, including mental health, laser therapy for vision and cancer, and treatment for spinal cord injuries. The Ambulatory Care Center serves as a hub for outpatient care, including Audiology, Ambulatory Day Surgery, Diagnostic Imagery and aphasia treatment. Services also include substance abuse programs, neuropsychology and the only VA radiation oncology program in the region. This campus is also home to the Behavioral Science and Women’s Health Sciences Divisions of the National Center for PTSD.

Location and contact information

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Address

150 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130-4817

Phone numbers

Main phone: 617-232-9500
Mental health care: 857-364-5647

Clinical hours

  • Mon: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed
Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center

Prepare for your visit

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Jamaica Plain Interactive Map

Parking cost: Free

Wheelchair availability: Wheelchairs are available upon arrival for patients who need them to access the building.

We offer COVID-19 testing on demand for Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care. Spouses and caregivers are not currently eligible for COVID-19 testing from VA.

There is no medical evaluation or treatment provided by the testing clinics. If you have mild symptoms and are concerned about COVID-19 infection, we can provide a test with instructions for follow-up as needed.

Visit our vaccine and testing information page to learn more and for schedule info.

Flu season is here and the influenza vaccine can reduce your risk of associated illness and hospitalization. 

Click here for options on getting your flu shot.

DAV Van services for Veterans

Hours: Individual van schedules vary

We work with Disabled American Veterans and county Veterans Affairs directors to provide transportation for Veterans and authorized caregivers to get to scheduled medical appointments.

Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center DAV van coordinator
Terry R. Mate
Building 3
Room A-230
Phone: 774-826-2264

Shuttle services and local transportation

Learn more about VA Boston HCS shuttles and other local transportation services.

Beneficiary travel

Beneficiary travel benefits include round-trip transportation from your home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transport. 

Find out if you qualify for beneficiary travel benefits

 

The Lodge at Huntington House offers a temporary residence, at no charge, to Veterans who live outside a 50-mile radius of the Jamaica Plain campus. 

Learn more about Huntington House.

Jamaica Plain Campus Chaplain Service

Phone: 857-364-5065 or 774-826-2607
Main Building
150 S Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02130
Offices - Third Floor, Room D127
Interfaith Chapel - Third Floor, Room E3-90A

Chapels are open daily for prayer, meditation and reflection

     Interfaith Chapel, 3rd floor, E89 Chapel
     Blessed Sacrament Chapel, 3rd floor D127

Learn more about the VA Boston Chaplain Service.

In the spotlight at VA Boston health care

Health services offered here

Click on a service for more details like location, contact, and appointment information.

Addiction and substance abuse care

We can help you overcome substance use problems from unhealthy alcohol use to life-threatening addiction. We match our services—like counseling, group therapy or medication—to your specific needs.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Information on residential care for substance use disorder.

857-364-4690

Methadone Clinic

857-364-6265

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care or mental health provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

We help Veterans on their recovery journey through outpatient and inpatient services. Our residential facility helps Veterans deal with substance abuse, homelessness, mental health and unemployment through its 24-hour therapeutic and educational programs. VA Boston Healthcare System substance use disorder programs include:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Health maintenance
  • Residential treatment
  • Domiciliary program for homeless veterans
  • Transitional housing with job counseling and outpatient treatment
  • Outpatient groups, individual, couples or family counseling
  • Outpatient methadone and suboxone treatment 
  • Community support

Learn more about our VA treatment programs

Amputation care

If you face or have had an amputation, our team will support you with thoughtful, compassionate care.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Outpatient Amputation Care Services are available at Jamaica Plain. Call us with any questions.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

If you’ve had a major limb removed, our specialists can create a health care plan to help you to live independently. Our support services include:

  • Physical, occupational and recreational therapy
  • Nutrition, wellness and mental health counseling
  • Prosthetic support to help you choose your artificial limb and use it effectively
  • Orthotic support and services
  • Limb loss education and training to help you with daily living, like coping techniques, mobility tips, driving skills and scar care
  • Medical and surgical consultations with other specialties
  • Weekly Amputation Care Clinic, Wednesdays and the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at the West Roxbury Campus

  • Telehealth Amputation Care Clinic for Veterans who receive their primary care from other facilities in VA New England health care

  • Monthly Amputation Support Group, the first Thursday of each month at West Roxbury Campus, from 10-11 a.m. occurring virtually for Veterans with limb loss, their family members and caregivers

  • Amputation Peer Visitor Program is available throughout your care

  • Adaptive sports and recreational therapy programs

Learn more about the VA amputation system of care

Audiology and speech

Common conditions: tinnitus, vertigo, hearing loss, vestibular conditions, swallowing conditions

We diagnose and treat conditions affecting your hearing, speech or balance. These include hearing loss, tinnitus (noise or ringing the ears) and dizziness—also speech, language, voice or swallowing disorders.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Audiology

857-364-4730

Speech Pathology

857-203-6777

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment. If an initial referral is required, contact your primary care provider.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

Our Audiology and Speech Pathology clinic provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services, VA compensation and pension examinations, and screening for employee hearing conservation. We offer a full range of audiology and speech pathology services, such as:

  • Hearing and balance evaluations
  • Selection, management, and repair of hearing aids and assistive listening device assessments
  • Evaluation, programming, and management of cochlear implants and bone-anchored implants
  • Evaluation and treatment for auditory processing disorder
  • Services that help with speech, language, fluency, voice, cognitive communication, swallowing, stuttering, and laryngectomy (surgical removal of the larynx, which contains your vocal cords)
  • Dysphagia evaluation, including modified barium swallow (video swallow) and fiberoptic endoscopy
  • Care of special populations in palliative care, or with neurogenic communication issues, head and neck cancer or spinal cord injury
  • Compensation and Pension exams for VA benefits

For Veterans with VA issued hearing aids, there is a Hearing Aid Repair walk-in clinic at the Jamaica Plain Campus for hearing aid problems/repairs on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

You can also call  857-364-4730 to request a postage page mailing label be sent to you for repair-by-mail or use one of our repair drop boxes:

  • Jamaica Plain - Main building near screening station mounted on a stanchion
  • Brockton - Building 3 lobby right hand side on the wall
  • West Roxbury - Building 3 at patient main entrance, left side on the wall

Just  place device(s) in a labeled and sealed envelope or bag (not a box- it won't fit inside the drop slot), and include a note with the Veteran’s name, last four digits of SSN, phone number, return shipping address and a description of problem.

Learn more about VA hearing aids

Blind and low vision rehabilitation

Common conditions: macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, corneal diseases, retinitis pigmentosa, uveitis, stroke and injury-related vision loss

We offer advanced vision care and blind rehabilitation services to help you live independently. These may include vision-enhancing devices and technology as well as visual skills and related training.

Contact information

Advanced Low Vision Clinic

Main Hospital Building 8th Floor, Room 8B-52

Hours

  • Mon. Closed
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. Closed
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

We help those with low vision or blindness regain independence and quality of life. Ask your VA eye care provider for a consult with Optometry "Advanced Low Vision," or contact us and we will help.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

Our low vision outpatient clinic can assess your needs and provide a rehab plan tailored to your personal goals. Our team of specialists and social workers will work with you to find the right aids and services. Our clinic services include:

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Visual skills assessments
  • Assessment and referrals for specialty care
  • Adjustment counseling
  • Optical and visual aids
  • Guidance on how to develop visual motor and perceptual skills
  • Training to help you manage daily activities with your vision loss, including leisure activities and personal safety
  • Blind rehabilitation services
  • Compensation & Pension exams and other benefits

COVID-19 vaccines

Common conditions: coronavirus, COVID-19
We provide COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans as well as their spouses and caregivers. We also provide vaccines to Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) recipients and VA staff.

Contact information

Appointments

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations for Veterans, their spouses and caregivers, CHAMPVA recipients and VA staff.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

We provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Veterans, their spouses and caregivers, CHAMPVA recipients and VA staff.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at VA Boston and see clinic schedules.

Cancer care

VA provides expert cancer diagnosis and care. We offer services to support you through treatment and beyond.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Hematology and Oncology Services

800-865-3384x 44392

Appointments

Ask your primary care team for a referral.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

If you’re diagnosed with cancer, our team will work with you, your primary care doctor, and other health care providers to develop a specialized treatment plan. We offer personal, compassionate and expert care, with services such as:

  • Surgical removal of tumors and other cancerous tissue
  • Immunotherapy, which helps your body’s natural defenses destroy cancer cells
  • Chemotherapy, which uses powerful drugs to fight cancer
  • Radiotherapy, which uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors
  • Palliative care, to reduce pain and control other symptoms and side effects, like nausea

Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Treatment Center, patient referrals come from primary care providers at VA Boston HCS as well as many other regional VA facilities. On average, nearly 300 patients per month receive treatment -- most in an outpatient setting.

To access care, ask your primary care team for a referral.

Caregiver support

If you are caring for a Veteran with serious illness or disabilities, we can help you support them—and take care of yourself. You may qualify for services like training, counseling or respite care when you need a break.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

If you are interested in participating or have any questions please call us.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

If you’re a caregiver for a Veteran, you can get support by contacting one of our caregiver support coordinators. For all caregivers, we can:

  • Help you get caregiver assistance available through VA
  • Provide progressive needs planning to help you manage degenerative conditions
  • Match you with services and benefits
  • Connect you with local resources and programs
  • Listen to your challenges and host support groups, including...

Learn more and connect with a support coordinator

Additionally, the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) can provides a financial stipend, health insurance and beneficiary travel to caregivers of eligible Veterans. For more information, visit the VA PCAFC page.

Chiropractic

Chiropractors work closely with your health care team to diagnose and manage muscle and joint conditions, including problems in the back, neck and other areas.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact your primary care team for a referral, then contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) are licensed independent practitioners (LIP) in the VHA who provide examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions using non-pharmacologic and non-operative methods. Chiropractors utilize standard medical evaluation procedures along with biomechanical assessment to establish a diagnosis and formulate a management plan. They consult with other health care providers and refer patients in accordance with accepted medical indications. Chiropractic treatment includes a number of options such as patient education, therapeutic exercise, lifestyle recommendations, and other interventions such as joint manipulation and mobilization, soft tissue therapies, and physical modalities. Chiropractors may also be trained and licensed to deliver a number of interventions currently classified as Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) therapies such as acupuncture, dry needling, biologically based preparations, and mind-body therapies. 

To access care, ask your Primary Care team for a referral.

Dental/oral surgery

Common conditions: teeth cleaning, fillings, restorations, root canal, bridges, dental implants, dentures

If you’re eligible for VA dental care, we provide dental screenings, cleanings, X-rays and fillings. We also provide specialty dental procedures like root canal, restorations and dentures.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care or specialty provider.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

If you’re eligible for VA dental care, we offer a full range of quality dental services, including:

  • Routine exams and teeth cleaning
  • Restorative procedures, including fillings and crowns
  • Comprehensive surgical care, including extractions (pulling teeth) and oral cancer screening
  • Routine and advanced prosthodontic care, including bridges, dentures, and dental implants
  • Routine and advanced periodontal care, including root canals, gum treatments, and supporting bone care
  • Oral and facial reconstruction surgery to repair damage from traumatic injury or serious illness

Click here to learn more about eligibility for VA dental care.

Not eligible for VA dental care? The VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) offers discounted private dental insurance for Veterans and family members who meet certain requirements. Click here to find out if you're eligible and learn how to enroll in a VADIP plan that meets your needs and budget.

Dermatology

Common conditions: psoriasis, eczema, skin cancer, acne, rosacea, allergic skin diseases, ulcers

Our dermatologists offer expert treatment for a range of conditions that affect your skin, hair and nails—from acne to psoriasis to skin cancer. We also offer skin cancer screening and education.

Contact information

Dermatology - Jamaica Plain Campus

Main Hospital Building Ambulatory Care Entrance, 2nd Floor, Room F2-65

Hours

  • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Dermatology - Jamaica Plain Campus

857-364-5850

Appointments

Ask your primary care team for a referral.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

We diagnose and treat medical conditions relating to the skin, hair and nails. Our care and services include:

  • Medically necessary treatments for skin conditions, such as skin cancer or rashes
  • Specialized treatments for acute (short-term) and chronic (long-lasting) skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, warts and fungal illnesses
  • Evaluation, biopsy and treatment of cancerous or pre-cancerous skin conditions, like abnormal moles and lesions
  • Laser procedures for vascular malformations, scar revisions and tattoo removal
  • Other special dermatological procedures, such as photodynamic therapy, ultraviolet light treatment, and facial volume restoration in special patient populations
  • Teledermatology (a telehealth resource), which gives patients quick access to expert opinions
  • Referrals for complex conditions

To access care, ask your Primary Care team for a referral.

Emergency care

In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest VA or non-VA emergency room. We provide immediate treatment for serious, life-threatening health emergencies such as severe chest pain, seizures, heavy uncontrollable bleeding or moderate to severe burns.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed
Urgent care only at this location. For emergency care call 911 or go to the nearest VA or non-VA emergency room.

Appointments

We offer urgent care for injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening, but which shouldn’t wait for an appointment, such as strep throat, sprained muscles, and skin and ear infections.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

During a medical emergency, if you believe your life or health is in danger, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away!

A medical emergency is an injury, illness or symptom so severe that a delay in seeking immediate medical attention would be reasonably expected to be hazardous to life or health. VA Boston HCS has an Emergency Department open 24/7 on the West Roxbury Campus, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132-4927

We also offer urgent care for injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening, but which shouldn’t wait for an appointment, such as strep throat, sprained muscles, and skin and ear infections.

Urgent care services to eligible Veterans are available at our Brockton and Jamaica Plain campuses:

  • Brockton Urgent Care, open 24/7, 940 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02301-5596
  • Jamaica Plain Urgent Care, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130-4817

Urgent care is also available from a VA Community Care Network (CCN) urgent care provider. Find a VA CCN urgent care clinic near you at https://www.va.gov/find-locations.

For more information on selecting the right type of care, visit Choosing Between Urgent And Emergency Care | Veterans Affairs (va.gov)

Gastroenterology

Common conditions: reflux, GERD, Barrett's esophagus, endoscopy, colonoscopy

Our gastrointestinal (GI) specialists offer screening and treatment for conditions affecting your GI tract, gallbladder, liver and pancreas—like reflux, Crohn’s disease, hepatitis and pancreatitis.

Contact information

Main Gastroenterology Office - Jamaica Plain Campus

Main Hospital Building 6th Floor, Room 6A-46

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Endoscopy Unit - Jamaica Plain

Main Hospital Building 5th Floor, B-Wing

Hours

  • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Ask your primary care team for a referral.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

As a referral center for VA New England, we care for approximately 500 to 600 patients in our outpatient clinic each month, and perform in more than 2,500 endoscopic procedures annually. We treat a broad range of health concerns, including conditions in your esophagus, stomach, intestines colon, and other parts of your digestive system. We can also test and treat other organs, like your liver, pancreas and gallbladder. Care and services we provide include:

  • Colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), which use an endoscope (a long, flexible tube with a small camera on the end) that lets us examine your digestive system
  • Endoscopic ultrasound, which uses high-frequency sound waves to create images that help us diagnose and evaluate digestive and lung diseases
  • Manometry study, which tests how well your esophagus is working
  • Small bowel capsule endoscopy, which uses a tiny wireless camera that takes pictures as it moves through your digestive system
  • 24-hour pH study, which measures how much stomach acid is flowing into your esophagus and helps us assess conditions like severe heartburn and acid reflux
  • Evaluation of positive fecal occult blood testing
  • Treatments for chronic liver disease and Hepatitis C
  • Management of gastrointestinal problems

To access care, ask your Primary Care team for a referral.

Geriatrics

Common conditions: memory problems, sleep problems, falls, bone loss, weight loss

As you age, we offer a range of medical and support services to help you stay as healthy, active and independent as possible. We also offer help to family members and caregivers who may support you.

Contact information

Geriatrics Clinic at Jamaica Plain

Main Hospital Building Ambulatory Care Entrance, 2nd Floor

Hours

  • Mon. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Geriatrics Clinic office

857-364-4186

Appointments

Ask your primary care team for a referral.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

We assess your situation and condition to decide which outpatient geriatric services are right for you or a senior Veteran in your care, and coordinate that care. Our team of specialists provides geriatric services that include:

  • Functional status assessment
  • Cognitive impairment assessment
  • Medication review
  • Medicine and nursing
  • Psychology, psychiatry and social work
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Caregiver education and support

To access care, ask your primary care provider for a referral.

Please bring all medication bottles and pillboxes, a photo ID (such as your Veteran’s ID card or a driver’s license) and your health insurance information with you to your first Geriatrics appointment. We encourage you to bring a family member or caregiver, if applicable. If you are transferring from a health care provider outside the VA, it is helpful if you bring your medical records with you.

Learn more about VA long-term care

Gynecology

Our specialists offer reproductive health care services for women Veterans, including contraception, pregnancy care and fertility treatment.

Contact information

Women's Health Center

Main Hospital Building 1st Floor

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. Closed
  • Fri. Closed
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Gynecology Service office

857-364-4841

Appointments

Contact us through the Call Center using at 800-865-3384 to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment, or ask your primary care team for a referral.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

Care we provide at VA Boston health care

  • Office and surgical management of benign, malignant cases with genetic counseling. 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of fibroid, endometriosis, incontinence or prolapsed genitalia.
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding, PCOS, ovarian cyst.
  • Pre and post-menopausal hormone therapy, birth control, IUD, Nexplanon,  tubal surgery, Infertility.
  • Complicated Vulvo-vaginitis  and abnormal Pap smears .

We preform the following types of treatment:

  • Hysterectomy vaginal, abdominal,  radical and laparoscopic.
  • Ovarian cystectomy, oophorectomy,  salpingectomy, tubal ligation.
  • Vulvectomy and groin node dissection.
  • Vaginal reconstruction and incontinence surgery.
  • LEEP cone biopsy , colposcopy, and pessary fitting.

How to Make an Appointment

If you aren't currently being seen by Gynecology, you can be referred by your primary care provider for an initial consultation. If you are already being followed by Gynecology, please call the clinic directly at 857-364-4841

Learn more about our Gynecology surgeons at VA Boston health care

 

Hematology/oncology

If you have a diagnosis of anemia, lymphoma, leukemia or another blood cancer or disorder, we support you with expert care and treatment.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Hematology and Oncology Services

800-865-3384x 44392

Appointments

Ask your primary care team for a referral.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

Hematology and Oncology diagnose and treat cancers and blood-related disorders. At the VA Boston Healthcare System these specialty sections work closely together and share a treatment area. We offer an extensive program of patient care, education and research with a staff of physicians, fellows and nurse clinicians. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Treatment Center, patient referrals come from primary care providers at VA healthcare systems across the region. On average, we treat about 290 patients per month -- most  in an outpatient setting. Our hematology and oncology services include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Blood and platelet transfusions
  • Mediport flushes to clean and maintain the small medical appliance inserted under your skin, making it easier to inject drugs and draw blood
  • Evaluation and treatment of blood disorders and cancer
  • Dedicated outpatient infusion center, working closely with radiation oncology, interventional radiology, general surgery, diagnostics, palliative care and social services
  • Bone marrow biopsies, to see whether your bone tissue is healthy and making a normal number of blood cells

To access care, ask your Primary Care team for a referral. A Hematology or Oncology specialist will then manage the your care.

LGBTQ+ Veteran care

If you're a Veteran who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or a related identity, we’re committed to serving your needs. The LGBTQ+ Veteran care coordinator at your VA health care facility can help you get the care you need in a safe, sensitive environment.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Dr. Colleen Sloan, PhD, Jamaica Plain Campus

857-364-5983

Appointments

Each VA Boston HCS campus has an LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) who can connect you with services and help you navigate specialized resources. Please contact us directly for assistance.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

The VA Boston Healthcare System is committed to the health, welfare and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) Veterans and their families. We focus on ensuring a safe, welcoming and affirmative environment when providing you with sensitive and high-quality health care services like:

  • Hormone therapy
  • Substance use and alcohol treatment
  • Testing and treatment for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI)
  • Mental health care
  • Psychosocial assessments for gender-confirming surgeries and hormone therapy

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

    Laboratory and pathology

    We offer blood tests and other advanced testing services to help you and your VA health care team monitor your health, find and understand any health problems and make informed treatment decisions.

    Contact information

    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Jamaica Plain Campus

    Main Hospital Building 2nd Floor near the elevators, Room #A2-73

    Hours

    • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Sat. Closed
    • Sun. Closed

    Appointments

    Contact your primary care or specialty provider for a referral.

    Referral required? Yes

    Walk-ins accepted? No

    Our laboratories provide a full range of clinical and diagnostic testing services. Our laboratory and pathology services include:

    • Study of blood, urine and other bodily fluids for illness management
    • Testing for infectious diseases
    • Cytopathology (study of unusual cells) and surgical pathology (study of tissue removed during surgery)
    • Autopsy services

    Going to the lab for bloodwork?

    When you visit one of our labs to have your blood drawn, you will be asked to present your VA identification card or other identification that has your full Social Security Number (SSN) on it. In addition, our phlebotomists are required to ask you to recite your full name and SSN as an extra measure of patient safety.

    Please follow any dietary restrictions that your doctor may have requested -- such as fasting -- for your bloodwork.

    Mental health care

    Common conditions: addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD

    If you’re struggling with issues like PTSD, depression, grief, anger or trauma, we offer counseling and other support. All VA health care facilities offer same-day help. You may qualify even without enrolling in VA health care.

    Contact information

    Hours

    • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Sat. Closed
    • Sun. Closed

    Jamaica Plain Mental Health Urgent Care (during normal business hours)

    857-364-5647

    Veterans Crisis Line (24/7)

    800-273-8255x 1

    Appointments

    Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment.

    Referral required? No

    Walk-ins accepted? No

    Schedule an appointment online

    Our medical center and clinics provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a range of issues that may impact your mental health or emotional well-being. You may even be able to get certain mental health care if you aren't otherwise eligible for VA health care. Same-day mental health care is available for Veterans who need it. Our confidential outpatient services include individual and group therapy for:

    • Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression
    • Marriage and relationship problems
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Anxiety, addictive behaviors, and personality disorders
    • Substance use disorder
    • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

    In addition, specialized programs are available for returning Veterans and for women veterans. Inpatient care is also available for Veterans in need of intensive treatment. 

    Our residential/transitional programs can provide temporary housing to Veterans while offering treatments for a wide range of mental health concerns.

    Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

      Veterans in need of emergency assistance can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1. Veterans can also the Emergency Department at the West Roxbury Campus 24/7.

      During normal business hours, Veterans can also be evaluated urgently at:

      Jamaica Plain Urgent Care Clinic, 857-364-5250

      Brockton Urgent Care Clinic, 774-826-2318

      West Roxbury Emergency Department, 857-203-5425 or 857-203-5426

      Military sexual trauma care

      Military sexual trauma can happen to both genders. If you experienced sexual assault or harassment during military service—no matter when you served—we provide counseling and treatment.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Contact us for questions related to care for Military Sexual Trauma.

      Referral required? No

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      The VA Boston Healthcare System offers timely access to care for military sexual trauma.  Military sexual trauma refers to sexual assault, sexual harassment, or other threatening, offensive, or unwanted sexual advances, activities, or remarks that you experienced in the military. Our goal is to help you improve your quality of life with strategies to manage emotions and memories related to your military sexual trauma. Our services include:

      • Mental health care, including outpatient, inpatient and residential treatment
      • Treatment for PTSD, depression, substance use disorders and anxiety disorders 
      • Physical healthcare, for all conditions caused or worsened by MST
      • Free, confidential consultation regarding healthcare concerns, treatment needs and referrals
      • Assistance with questions related to eligibility for services and billing for care related to MST

      For questions related to care for Military Sexual Trauma, you can contact the VA Boston MST Coordinators, who can meet with you over the phone, via VA Video Connect, or in person at the Jamaica Plain campus of the Boston VA.

      Anne Banducci, Ph.D. 617-435-5956
      Leslie Wright, Ph.D. 857-364-3611 

      Learn more about military sexual trauma care at VA Boston.

      Nephrology

      Common conditions: Dialysis, kidney disease, high blood pressure, hypertension

      Our specialists offer you advanced care for kidney-related diseases like chronic kidney disease, high blood pressure and fluid and electrolyte problems. We also provide dialysis and related support.  

      Contact information

      Dialysis Clinic

      Hours

      • Mon. 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
      • Tue. Closed
      • Wed. 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
      • Fri. Closed
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      The Jamaica Plain outpatient clinic treats patients who suffer from high blood pressure and chronic renal disease. Ask your primary care team for a referral.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      Our team of kidney doctors (nephrologists) actively manage all aspects of adult kidney disease, kidney and bladder stones, renal hypertension (high blood pressure caused by kidney disease), and mineral and bone disorders. This specialty is also frequently known as renal services. We provide inpatient and outpatient care, including:

      • Dialysis -- inpatient and outpatient
      • Home patient monitoring
      • Kidney transplant evaluation
      • Kidney disease education

      In addition, this service has been active in clinical research projects for more than 25 years. Its investigators currently participate in research areas of Chronic Renal Disease and High Blood Pressure.

      To access care, ask your primary care team for a referral.

      Optometry

      Common conditions: vision exams, prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses

      Our optometrists offer you routine eye exams, preventive vision testing and treatment for conditions like glaucoma. We also provide prescriptions for eyeglasses and other assistive devices.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment. Walk-in services are also available during regular business hours for emergencies, as well as eyeglass adjustments and repairs.

      Referral required? No

      Walk-ins accepted? Yes

      Schedule an appointment online

      Care we provide at VA Boston health care

      Comprehensive eye care with a focus on vision correction and screening for ocular disease.

      We treat the following conditions

       

      • Ocular inflammation
      • Glaucoma
      • Dry eye
      • Near-sightedness/far-sightedness

      Available at these locations

      • Brockton VA Medical Center
      • Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center
      • Lowell CBOC
      • West Roxbury VA Medical Center

      How to Make an Appointment

      If you aren't currently being seen by Optometry, you can be referred by your primary care provider for an initial consultation. If you are already being followed by Optometry, please call the clinic directly at 857-364-5796

      Learn more about our Optometrists at VA Boston health care

       

       

       

      PTSD care

      If you have symptoms of PTSD after a traumatic event, we can help. We offer assessment and treatment support such as private counseling, group therapy and medication. It’s never too late to get help.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Women Veterans Program PTSD Care at Jamaica Plain

      800-865-3384x 44012

      Appointments

      Contact us for an appointment or to just learn more about PTSD.

      Referral required? No

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident or sexual assault. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, however, it may be PTSD. We can help you with effective treatments and support services, such as:

      • Psychiatric and psychological counseling
      • Services for Veterans who are homeless
      • Treatment for addictive disorders
      • Transition and care management for post-9/11 combat Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND)

      Learn more about PTSD

      Palliative and hospice care

      Palliative care focuses on comfort, quality of life and reducing suffering. Hospice care is a type of palliative care offered to patients with life-threatening illness under certain conditions.

      Contact information

      Jamaica Plain Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic

      Main Hospital Building 9th Floor, D-Wing

      Hours

      • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Ask your doctor, social worker or another member of your medical team for a referral or call us to schedule a visit.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      Our palliative and hospice care services support you and your family as you cope with a life-threatening or terminal illness. Palliative care works to provide comfort, reduce suffering, and improve the quality of life for patients being treated for serious illnesses. Hospice care focuses on helping patients with terminal illnesses to manage the final stages of their lives. Our inpatient and outpatient palliative and hospice care services include:

      • Pain and symptom management
      • Emotional, spiritual, and psychosocial support for you and your family
      • Help with practical issues that include an advance directive (living will), health care power of attorney, funeral arrangements, and applying for VA death and burial benefits
      • Education to help you and your family make informed health care decisions and know what to expect as your health declines
      • Bereavement care to help surviving family members during the grieving process

      To access care, ask your primary care provider, specialist provider or social worker for a referral. 

      Learn more about our hospice and palliative care inpatient unit

      Patient advocates

      VA wants to make sure that you get the best possible care. If you need help finding care or getting problems resolved, please contact a patient advocate.

      Contact information

      Patient Experience Coordinator Office

      Main Hospital Building Main Lobby, Room F1-09

      Hours

      • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Patient Experience Coordinator Office

      Main Hospital Building Back Entrance, Room D1-140

      Hours

      • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      If you or a Veteran you care for has not been able to resolve important issues related to VA through other means of communication, please contact us.

      Referral required? No

      Walk-ins accepted? Yes

      Our Patient Experience Coordinators work to ensure you receive the best possible care at our health care facilities. We work with all departments on your behalf to address your questions or concerns. If you, or a Veteran you care for has not been able to resolve important care issues through other means, please contact one of our highly-skilled patient experience coordinators, who can:

      • Help you get answers or address concerns with your care team
      • Advocate for patient and family rights
      • Serve as advocates for minority Veterans, women Veterans and Veterans with disabilities
      • Offer specialized help to former prisoners of war and Veterans transitioning from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND)

      Learn more and connect with a patient advocate

      Survey of Healthcare Experience of Patients

      After your visit, you may receive a confidential questionnaire in the mail or by email asking you about your most recent outpatient or inpatient treatment at our medical center.

      Please use the survey to let us know of any concerns, complaints or questions you have about your care, so we can resolve them. We also appreciate compliments about what we are doing right.

      Pharmacy

      Our specialists provide a full range of services to help you get and understand your prescription medicines and supplies. You can refill VA prescriptions online, by phone or by mail.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Request refills and renewals: call the refill line at 857-364-4419 (press 2); mail in refill slips; or request through My HealtheVet. New prescriptions: ask your primary care or specialty provider.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? Yes

      Schedule an appointment online

      The VA Boston Healthcare System pharmacy provides Veterans with convenient, efficient service, making it easy to get your medications and medical supplies. You can:

      • Pick up new prescriptions in person
      • Refill prescriptions online and by phone or mail
      • Safely dispose of medicines

      At this time, Pharmacy is emphasizing a mail-order system, but you can pick up prescriptions in person at the medical center campuses:

      • Outpatient Pharmacy will honor emergent prescription needs for in-person pick up, such as post-surgical, emergency department and discharge medication needs
      • Other medications and supplies will normally be mailed

      Veterans may request refills and renewals by:

      • Contacting the prescription refill line at 1-857-364-4419 and press 2
      • Mailing in refill slips
      • Requesting through My HealtheVet – www.myhealth.va.gov   

      Please allow 10-14 days for prescription delivery by mail. Veterans may request expedited shipments and may request changing routine medications from 30 day fills to 90 day fills by contacting the prescription refill line at 1-857-364-4419 and press 2.

      Please visit MyHealtheVet for information about any prescription you may be taking.

      Learn more about the Pharmacy at VA Boston Healthcare System.

      Physical therapy, occupational therapy and kinesiotherapy

      Physical therapy, occupational therapy and kinesiotherapy can help restore movement and function if you have been disabled by injury or disease.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Jamaica Plain offers Kinesiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy on an outpatient basis. Ask your primary care or specialty provider for a referral.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      If you’re living with or recovering from an injury, illness or chronic condition that limits your mobility and independence, we can help. Our physical, occupational and movement therapists and assistants combine therapeutic exercise, counseling, education and training to help you improve your health and quality of life. Our services include:

      • Pain relief and joint mobilization
      • Movement and exercise therapies to improve your strength, endurance, balance, and coordination
      • Mobility assessment and training with wheelchairs, scooters, and walking devices
      • Life skills training and activities to help you maintain the highest level of independence and functionality
      • Aquatic therapy to manage chronic pain
      • Evaluation and treatment for a wide range of medical, orthopedic, psychosocial, and neurological conditions

      Kinesiotherapy involves an evaluation and a program of exercise therapy and training to help improve a patient's strength, endurance and mobility.

      Occupational therapy is a health and rehabilitation program that assists people to live life to its fullest by building skills for a better life.

      Physical therapy helps people improve their movement and physical function, manage pain and other chronic conditions, and recover from and prevent injury and chronic disease.

      Some services may be available virtually through VA Video Connect. Ask your care team for details.

      Primary care

      Your VA primary care provider will work closely with you to plan for all the care you need to stay healthy and well throughout your life, including immunizations and vaccinations. They will also work with family members or caregivers who support you.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment.

      Referral required? No

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      Schedule an appointment online

      Primary Care provides ongoing, routine medical care for patients, such as:

      • Annual exams
      • Initial diagnoses
      • Preventive care
      • Patient and family health education

      Your primary care team also coordinates many other care and services you may receive, including:

      • Labs and blood work
      • Mental health care
      • Women's health care
      • Radiology and other diagnostic imagery
      • Social services
      • Telehealth
      • Other specialty care and services

      Except for medical emergencies, primary care is provided only through scheduled appointments.

      Emergency Services are provided only by the Emergency Department on the West Roxbury campus. However, for urgent conditions that are appropriate to be treated on an outpatient basis in a primary care clinical setting, same-day or next-day appointments in primary care are available.

      Patient Call Center

      The Patient Call Center is a very important part of primary care, providing ready access to the primary care team. Patients may use this system to communicate with the team, receive clinical advice or answers to questions, request renewal of medications, and to make or change a clinic appointment. All patients enrolled in primary care have access to this service.

      To reach the Patient Call Center, dial 1-800-865-3384 -- available 24 hours per day.

      Prosthetics and rehabilitation

      We provide and help you use medical aids, hearing aids, state-of-the-art adaptive home equipment and other equipment to help you preserve and increase your mobility and independence.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Ask your primary care or specialty provider for a referral.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      VA is the world’s largest and most comprehensive provider of sensory aides and prosthetic devices. Veterans enrolled in the VA Boston Healthcare System and referred by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician can receive the full range of services and equipment, including:

      • Artificial limbs and surgical implants, including artificial joints and pacemakers
      • Wheelchairs and other medical devices
      • Aids for Veterans who are blind, have low vision, or are hearing impaired
      • Adaptive equipment and modifications to make your vehicle or home more accessible
      • Other devices and services to help increase your mobility, dignity, and independence
      • Clothing allowance for Veterans with devices that damage their clothing

      Here are some useful links for more information:

      Automotive adaptive equipment 

      Clothing Allowance

      Home Improvement and Structural Alterations (HISA)

      Psychiatry

      If you’re struggling with a mental health problem—or just need to talk with someone—we can help. We offer treatment and support such as therapy, alternative treatments  and medications when needed.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment.

      Referral required? No

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      Good mental health is a vital part of your overall wellness. Our psychiatry teams offer consultation, evaluation, and treatment to help you with a range of mental and behavioral health problems, including:

      • Depression (including sadness and grief), anxiety (including worry and nervousness) and personality disorders
      • Addictive behaviors and substance abuse
      • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and combat-related stress disorder
      • Emotional issues like anger management and relationship challenges, confused thinking, memory problems, and invasive thoughts or ideas
      • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

      Veterans in need of emergency assistance can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You can also visit the Emergency Room at our West Roxbury campus 24/7.

      Same-day mental health care is available for Veterans who need it. During normal business hours, Veterans can be evaluated urgently at:

      Jamaica Plain Urgent Care Clinic: 857-364-5250

      Brockton Urgent Care Clinic: 774-826-2318

      West Roxbury Emergency Department: 857-203-5425 or 857-203-5426

      Routine outpatient mental health services are also available directly or through a referral from your primary care provider.

      Pulmonary medicine

      Common conditions: tuberculosis, respiratory conditions, sleep apnea, sleep problems

      Our pulmonary medicine team treats diseases and conditions that affect the lungs and breathing, including asthma, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute respiratory distress syndrome and sleep apnea.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Ask your primary care team for a referral.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      If you find it difficult to breathe or sleep, our pulmonary (lung) specialists can help! At the VA Boston Healthcare System we offer inpatient and outpatient consultative services, pulmonary procedures -- including advanced bronchoscopy -- pulmonary function tests, sleep and allergy evaluations and treatment, and respiratory therapy. We provide education, exercises and treatments including:

      • Oxygen therapy to help you stay active and breathe better
      • Pulmonary rehabilitation to build your strength and increase lung capacity
      • Healthy diets to help you manage your weight and improve energy
      • Strategies to help you increase your feelings of control, optimism, and self-esteem
      • Tests to measure your lung function, lung volume, and blood gas

      To access care, ask your Primary Care team for a referral.

      Radiation oncology

      The radiation oncology service works with your health care team to target cancer safely and precisely using radiation therapy.

      Contact information

      Radiation Therapy

      Main Hospital Building Basement

      Hours

      • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Radiation Oncology office

      800-865-3384x 45629

      Appointments

      Ask your primary care or specialty provider for a referral.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      Radiation oncologists specialize in using high-energy radiation to kill or damage cancer cells and either destroy tumors or control their growth. The Jamaica Plain campus of the VA Boston Healthcare System hosts the only Radiation Oncology Service in VA New England and is accredited through the American College of Radiology. Our doctors sometimes use radiation therapy in combination with surgery, chemotherapy or other cancer treatments. The radiation therapy you receive will depend on cancer type, tumor size and location, and your general health. Our services include:

      • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), which uses computers to deliver precise radiation doses that match the 3D shape of your tumor
      • Intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), which uses targeted radiation to treat a brain tumor or lesion while minimizing radiation effects on healthy brain tissue
      • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which uses precisely focused radiation to treat tumors in your lungs, spine, liver, lymph nodes or other soft tissues
      • Low-dose rate definitive and salvage brachytherapy, which use low doses of radiation to treat prostrate cancer
      • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), which uses detailed images to help focus radiation on affected areas, improve outcomes and shorten treatment

      For more information, ask your oncology care team.

      Radiology

      We use imaging to help screen for, diagnose, and treat illness and injury. We provide X-rays and other imaging technologies.

      Contact information

      Radiology at the Jamaica Plain Campus

      Main Hospital Building 2nd Floor

      Hours

      • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Ask your primary care or specialty provider for a referral.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      We offer radiology and imaging services to diagnose and treat many medical conditions. Our services include:

      • X-ray
      • Ultrasound
      • Mammography (mammograms)
      • Computer tomography (CT)
      • Positron emission tomography (PET)
      • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
      • Nuclear medicine
      • Bone density testing
      • Fluoroscopy
      • Angiography

      VA Boston is equipped with the most advanced imaging technology available, and offers advanced interventional radiology services with many highly specialized procedures.

      The radiology team consists of both technologists and radiologists. Each technologist is trained specifically for the test performed. The radiologists are medical doctors who interpret the resulting images. After they review your images and medical history, the radiologists send a report of the findings to your doctor who ordered the test. Usually you will not meet with a radiologist during your appointment. He or she will speak with your doctor about any significant findings or to learn more about you.

      As we are an affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, teaching is an important part of our mission. Our radiologists are regularly involved in teaching and supervising medical residents.

      Rheumatology

      Common conditions: arthritis, Crohn's disease, gout, lupus

      Our team cares for and treats Veterans with joint and autoimmune conditions.

      Contact information

      Jamaica Plain Campus Rheumatology Clinic

      Ambulatory Care Entrance 2nd Floor

      Hours

      • Mon. Closed
      • Tue. Closed
      • Wed. Closed
      • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Unavailable 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
      • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Jamaica Plain Rheumatology Clinic Administrative Office

      857-364-5552

      Appointments

      Ask your primary care provider for a referral.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      Our doctors treat inflammation, stiffness or pain in your muscles, joints and tendons. Common rheumatic illnesses include:

      • Juvenile idiopathic and infectious arthritis
      • Lupus, gout and scleroderma
      • Myositis
      • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
      • Vasculitis
      • Other regional musculoskeletal problems

      When Should You See a Rheumatologist?

      Watch this video for more information.

      How to Make an Appointment

      Appointments with the department of Rheumatology require a referral by your primary care physician.

      Patient Education Material Links

      Here are some useful patient education resources, both from VA and from other credible sources. VA does not endorse or maintain non-VA materials or websites. We are continually expanding resources, so check for new materials...

      PTSD tied to autoimmune disorders

      About arthritis

      American College of Rheumatology

      Arthritis Organization

      Sleep medicine

      Common conditions: insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, sleepwalking

      The sleep medicine service diagnoses and treats your sleep problems, including trouble sleeping, breathing difficulties while sleeping, snoring, teeth grinding and jaw clenching.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Contact your primary care team for a referral.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      At various points in our lives, all of us suffer from a lack of sleep. But, if you are spending enough time in bed and still wake up tired or feel very sleepy during the day, you may have a sleep disorder. We can help. Our sleep specialists can:

      • Diagnose and treat sleep apnea and other sleep disorders
      • Monitor your blood oxygen levels and heart rate
      • Study your brain waves during sleep
      • Evaluate possible causes for your excessive sleepiness
      • Conduct sleep tests performed at home or in the lab
      • Work with your doctors if you need surgery or dental appliances to help you get a good night’s sleep

      For more information, ask your VA Primary Care team or visit Path to Better Sleep - Veteran Training (va.gov).

      Social work

      Social workers are here to help Veterans, families and caregivers with almost any need, from help with finances or housing to questions about treatment to just feeling overwhelmed. We are here for you.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Ask your primary care or specialty provider to speak to a social worker.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      Services we provide at VA Boston health care

      Social work is integral to health care. We can help you and your family manage stress-related problems due to injury or illness, and find VA and community-based resources to meet your needs, such as:

      • Case management
      • Community living
      • Counseling
      • Discharge Planning
      • Home health services
      • Independent living
      • Legal services
      • Transportation

      Suicide prevention

      Call our Veterans Crisis Line at 988 and press 1 for free, private help anytime 24/7. Our local suicide prevention coordinators can also connect you with ongoing counseling and services.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 and press 1 for help anytime, 24/7. Our local suicide prevention coordinators can also connect you with counseling and services.

      Referral required? No

      Walk-ins accepted? Yes

      Schedule an appointment online

      We work with behavioral health providers and community organizations to help you and your family during times of crisis. We offer:

      • Suicide prevention care coordinators
      • Suicide prevention case managers
      • Gun safety locks

      Mental health services at VA Boston offer same-day access to mental health care for Veterans who need it. Our emergency department on the West Roxbury campus is also open 24/7 for Veterans with urgent mental health care needs outside of regular business hours.

      Additionally, VA offers mobile apps that support many aspects of mental health and wellness. Visit https://mobile.va.gov/appstore/mental-health to learn more. 

      Veterans and their loved ones can always call VA’s Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat at www.veteranscrisisline.net, or text 838255, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

      Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

      Surgery

      If you are having surgery, we make sure that your procedure and follow-up care are safe and high-quality.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Ask your primary care or specialty provider for a referral.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? No

       

      Surgery, otherwise known as General Surgery  is a surgical specialty that focuses on alimentary canal [GI Tract] and abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland.  We also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, and hernias and perform endoscopic procedures such as gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

      We treat the following conditions

      • Anti-reflux- laparoscopic, robotic, and open procedures for reflux and hiatal hernia management.
      • Breast- male breast care
      • Colon and Rectal Surgery- laparoscopic and open colon/rectal resection
      • Endocrine- parathyroidectomy, thyroidectomy, adrenalectomy
      • Gallbladder-benign and malignant disease including cholecystitis, gallstones, polyps
      • Spleen – laparoscopic and open splenectomy
      • Liver, pancreas, and bile duct benign and cancer surgery
      • Hernia- laparoscopic and open incisional, inguinal, umbilical, ventral
      • Surgical Oncology- dealing with cancer of all portions of the gastrointestinal tract and para-thyroid; thyroid glands

       

      Learn more about of General surgery surgeons at VA Boston health care

      How to Make an Appointment

      If you aren't currently being seen by General surgery, you can be referred by your Primary Care Provider for an initial consultation. If you are already being followed by General Surgery, please call the clinic directly at 857-203-5764

       

       

      Telehealth

      With VA telehealth, you can get care from your health providers without having to travel. Get checkups and treatment, talk about your care and more—from home or elsewhere.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Contact your primary care provider for a telehealth referral.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      We use the latest in secure digital technology to set up remote visits with our health care providers. We offer video conferencing, home telehealth services, and store-and-forward telehealth that lets you securely send your health information to experts at VA facilities. We offer telehealth visits with providers in specialties such as:

      • Mental health
      • Retinal care (eye)
      • Bariatric surgery (visit remotely with your weight-loss surgery team before and after your operation)
      • Dermatology
      • Rehabilitation
      • Primary care

      Telehealth is just one of the virtual care technologies we offer. Click here  to learn more about Connected Care resources, which offer greater convenience and empower you to take charge of your health care from the comfort of your home. 

      Urology

      Common conditions: prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, urinary disorders

      We offer understanding and advanced care and treatment to Veterans with conditions that affect the male urinary and reproductive systems and the female urinary system. 

      Contact information

      Urology at the Jamaica Plain Campus

      Main Hospital Building 6th Floor, C-Wing, Room 16

      Hours

      • Mon. 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      • Tue. 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      • Wed. 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      • Thu. 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      • Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Urology at Jamaica Plain office number

      857-364-6150

      Appointments

      If you aren't currently being seen by Urology, please ask your Primary Care team for an initial consult. If you are already being followed by Urology, please call the clinic office directly.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      We evaluate, diagnose, and treat a wide range of urology diseases and conditions that include kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, prostate cancer and more. We provide you with medical care, surgery, and minimally invasive procedures for health issues that affect:

      • Bladder
      • Female urogynecologic health
      • Infertility
      • Kidneys
      • Male reproductive organs
      • Ureter and urethra

      How to Make an Appointment 

      If you aren't currently being seen by Urology, you can be referred by your Primary Care Provider for an initial consultation. If you are already being followed by Urology, please call the clinic directly.

      Note: Please bring any applicable non-VA records or X-Rays with you when coming to your Urology appointment.

      Vocational rehabilitation and employment programs

      We can help you reach your job and career goals with one-on-one support, counseling, and training.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Ask your primary care team, specialty provider or social worker for a referral.

      Referral required? Yes

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      We help Veterans with physical and mental health challenges find and keep jobs. We help you find jobs through our long-term partnerships with business, industry and government agencies. We offer the following services:

      • Our transitional work program matches Veteran’s skills with a specific job and provides supervision to help them gain work experience
      • Our supported employment program provides long-term support for Veterans with serious mental illnesses or physical disabilities to help them compete for jobs in their communities
      • Our vocational assistance program trains Veterans living at our residential facility to improve their job-search and career development skills

      Learn more about VA vocational rehabilitation

      Wheelchair and mobility

      Common conditions: lightweight manual

      We provide support and assistive devices, including wheelchairs, scooters, walkers and canes, to help you preserve and increase your mobility.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Call the clinic for an evaluation, or ask your primary care or specialty provider for a referral.

      Referral required? No

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      We train you in the proper use of your wheelchair or other mobility devices to increase your wellness and improve your quality of life. Our team works with you to:

      • Assess your individual need for mobility, which may include lightweight manual, sports or power wheelchairs, or other assistive devices
      • Optimize correct wheelchair seating and positioning, including when applicable...
        • Cushion selection
        • Pressure mapping to evaluate the source of pressure ulcers
        • Custom-molded cushions and wheelchair backs
      • Achieve maximum function and independence
      • Promote good posture, breathing, digestion, and tissue health
      • Prevent complications and additional injuries

      Long Term Follow Up Guaranteed!

      VA Boston Wheelchair and Seating Clinics provide lifelong service for all Veterans served in our clinics. Our program will repair damaged equipment, or replace equipment when it is beyond repair or when it is due for replacement.

      Virtual Care:

      If the Veteran or caregiver has access to Veteran Video Connect (VVC) on their smartphone, tablet or computer, there is a possibility that a portion of the wheelchair and seating visit could be conducted virtually. The program encourages Veterans to inquire about this virtual clinic option at time of scheduling.

      How to Schedule with Wheelchair and Seating Clinics:

      • Veterans can call the clinic and self-refer if they feel an evaluation is indicated.
      • Veterans can obtain a referral from their primary care doctor or another specialty provider.

      Whole health

      Whole health puts you at the center of care, rather than your illnesses or conditions. We work with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Appointments

      Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment.

      Talk with your Healthcare team about what you want your health for. Share your values, needs, and goals.

      Try any of the services below offered by Whole Health team members:

      • Explore “what matters most to you” with a Whole Health Partner
      • Attend a Veteran-led 45-minute “Introduction to Whole Health” class
      • Participate in a 9 week “Taking Charge of Your Life & Health” group
      • Partner with a Health Coach for support in behavioral changes towards healthy living
      • Join Ompractice for LIVE virtual Tai Chi, Yoga, and other wellness classes

      Watch this video about Whole Health.

      Ask your healthcare team for a referral OR call 857-203-4876.

      Women Veteran care

      Common conditions: women's primary care, mental health, obstetrics and gynecology, pap smear, mammogram

      We offer women’s health services to meet your specific needs such as disease screenings, mental health treatment, recovery from military sexual trauma, maternity care and female-specific medical equipment.

      Contact information

      Hours

      • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sat. Closed
      • Sun. Closed

      Women Veterans Program Manager

      800-865-3384x 45994

      National VA Women Veterans Call Center

      855-829-6636

      Appointments

      Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment.

      Referral required? No

      Walk-ins accepted? No

      Schedule an appointment online

      Our women's health program offers complete health care for women Veterans of all ages. Our primary care providers specialize in women’s health and work closely with specialists in gynecology, obstetrics, female urology, oncology, medicine, radiology, surgery and breast illness. Our services for women Veterans include:

      • Ultrasounds, mammograms, Pap and HPV tests
      • Mental health care and counseling
      • Lifestyle wellness services
      • Menopause treatment, including hormonal therapy
      • Family planning, contraceptive care and infertility evaluation

      Learn more and connect with the Women Veterans Program Manager

      Women Veterans Call Center

      The Women Veterans Call Center provides women Veterans information about VA services and resources, benefits and eligibility. The toll-free line is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time and on Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Please see the Women Veterans Call Center website or call 855-VA-WOMEN -- 855-829-6636. Call, chat or text are all available.

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