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VA San Diego Healthcare System

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3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161

Phone: 858-552-8585
Fax: 858-552-7452
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The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) provides high quality health care with advanced technologies and a commitment to friendly, compassionate service to more than 244,541 Veterans in the San Diego and Imperial Valley counties. VASDHS offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient health services at the medical center in La Jolla and at the six community clinics located in Chula Vista, Escondido, Imperial Valley, Kearny Mesa, Oceanside, Sorrento Valley and Rio Clinic.  We provide medical, surgical, mental health, geriatric, spinal cord injury, and advanced rehabilitation services. With an operating budget of $785 million (FY 2021), VASDHS has 296 authorized beds, including skilled nursing beds and operates several regional referral programs including cardiovascular surgery, and spinal cord injury. The facility also supports three Vet Centers in San Diego, Chula Vista, and San Marcos. VASDHS has a comprehensive Seamless Transition Team that provides assistance for returning Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) Veterans.   VASDHS is the co-founder of Stand Down, the homeless Veteran program that started in San Diego and has grown to a national program. We are affiliated with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and provide training for 1,271 medical interns, residents and fellows, as well as 331 other clinical trainees, in areas such as nursing, pharmacy, dental and dietetics. VASDHS has one of the largest research programs in the VA nationally with a budget of over $ 44.2 million (FY 2021), more than 200 active investigators and over 650 active projects.


University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
San Diego State University School of Nursing
University of San Diego School of Nursing
University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
82 other universities, colleges and vocational institutions


296 Authorized




Specialized diagnostic and medical services:

  • Cardiac Catherization & Electrophysiology Laboratory
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Clinical Diabetes Treatment & Research Program
  • Neurosurgery
  • San Diego Center for Patient Safety
  • Mental Illness Rehabilitation, Education and Clinical Center
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Program
  • Geropsychiatry
  • Post Development Clinic for Returning Combat Veterans
  • Sleep research
  • Alcohol/ Drug Research and Treatment Center
  • Research Center for AIDS & HIV Infection
  • Hospital Based Primary Care
  • Women Veterans Health Clinic
  • Pain Management Program
  • Hepatitis C Program

Advanced medical technologies:

  • Cardiac Catherization & Electrophysiology Laboratory
  • Computerized medical record (Computerized Patient Record System)
  • Barcode Medication Administration system (BCMA)
  • Automated prescription filling system
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanner
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Telemedicine
  • Robotic Surgery