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At the Erie VA Medical Center, we’re dedicated to improving the lives of Veterans by providing world class care.

Erie VAMC Front Entrance at Sunset

About the Erie VA Medical Center

As a high reliability organization, the Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) provides Veterans with world-class health care and trains America’s future health care providers.

Health care and services

We provide you with health care services at 6 locations: the Erie VA Medical Center (hospital) and 5 community-based outpatient clinics. We also have a community living center (nursing home). To learn more about the services each Erie VAMC health care location offers, visit the Erie health care page.  

Erie health care is one of the leading VA health care systems in Pennsylvania. We’re a top-ranked, innovative health care center within the Veterans Integrated Service Network 4 (VISN 4). VISN 4 includes medical centers in Altoona, Butler, Coatesville, Erie, Lebanon, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Wilkes-Barre in Pennsylvania; Wilmington in Delaware; and 44 outpatient clinics in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio. Learn more about VISN 4.

Teaching and learning

The Erie VAMC offers a variety of internships every year. Our Health Service Psychology Internship Program prepares you for professional practice in a medical center or other health care settings that serve adults. Interns who complete the program will qualify for jobs or postdoctoral fellowships within VA, at other medical centers, or in the military. The training also prepares you for teaching positions or to work as therapists in private practice.

Fast facts

  • In 2021, we served 22,146 Veterans in our 9-county service area, including 19,782 men and 2,362 women.
  • We had 875 employees in 2021, including 178 nurses and 46 physicians.
  • Approximately 26% of our employees are Veterans. 
  • Our annual operating budget is about $216 million.
  • In 2021, we had 270,074 outpatient visits and 206 hospital admissions. Our doctors performed 1,451 surgeries.
  • We were one of the first 18 VA facilities nation-wide to launch a Whole Health Program.
  • Our virtual Connected Care program uses technology to give Veterans personalized, high-quality health services close to home, or in their homes. In 2021, we completed 32,202 VA Telehealth visits and 24,653 Tele-mental health care visits. We served 141 Veterans through e-consult, 3,482 Veterans used secure messaging to reach our staff, and 64,825 prescription refills through My HealtheVet. 


Accreditation 

Erie health care received accreditation from: 

  • The Joint Commission
  • Long Term Care Institute
  • Office of Inspector General Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection Program 
  • Triennial Environmental Compliance Audit

Annual reports and newsletters

Annual reports

VA Healthcare-VISN 4

Newsletter

Get the latest news from VISN 4 in our Vision for Excellence newsletter and learn how we are improving access to care and earning Veterans' trust.

Annual Report

Read the latest VISN 4 annual report for news about the many accomplishments across our network and what we have been doing to provide excellent care for Veterans.