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VA Central Iowa Health Care System

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3600 30th Street
Des Moines, IA 50310-5774

Phone: 515-699-5999 Or 515-699-5999
Fax: 515-699-5862
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VA Central Iowa Health Care System is the result of the 1997 merger of the Des Moines and Knoxville, Iowa, VA Medical Centers. This integrated health care system brings two previously separate organizational structures, located 40 miles apart, into one cohesive entity. The system provides a full continuum of health care services to veterans. The facility provides acute and specialized medical and surgical services, as well as intensive outpatient treatment programs and post-traumatic stress care. It also offers a full range of mental health, rehabilitation, and long-term care to veterans from a large geographical area of the Midwest. Special programs for intervention in alcohol and drug treatment, Alzheimer's and homelessness are provided in the overall continuum of care.


The University of Iowa College of Medicine

Authorized Beds


47 acute care beds
78 domiciliary beds

140 nursing home care

10 psychiatric

Type of Facility

General Medicine & Surgical, Neurophychiatric and long-term care

Special Programs

Alzheimer Treatment
Diagnostic Services
Mental Health Services
Substance Dependence Treatment
Cardiac Catheterization
Laser Eye Surgery
Joint Replacement
VIST - services for the visually impaired
Home Based Primary Care


The following Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) come under this facility:

Mason City, Iowa
VA Clinic
520 S. Pierce, Suite 150, Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: 641-421-8077

Fort Dodge, IA
VA Clinic
2419 2nd Avenue N, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515-576-2235

            Knoxville, IA

            VA Clinic, 1515 West Pleasant St, Knoxville, IA 50138

             Marshalltown, IA - 101 Iowa Avenue West, Marshalltown, IA 50158

             Phone:  641-754-6700



            Phone:  641-828-5019