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Santa Barbara VA Clinic

Our outpatient clinic provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health care, orthopedics, and more. Below, you’ll find our address and hours, parking and transportation information, and the other health services we offer at our Santa Barbara VA Clinic.

Location and contact information

Address

4440 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110-1002

Phone numbers

Main phone:
Mental health care:

Clinical hours

  • Mon: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • 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: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed
Santa Barbara VA Clinic

Prepare for your visit

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Cost: Free

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

Van services for Veterans

DAV vans

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.

Non-DAV van services

Many localities in the region provide other van services to Veterans.

Learn more about DAV and the other van services available in your county

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

Learn more about transportation services and schedules.

Other services at VA Greater Los Angeles health care

Health services offered here

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Adaptive sports

Our adaptive sports program helps disabled Veterans live active and healthy lives through recreation and athletics.

Appointments

Virtual services available. Call our call center to schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Administrative Call Center available 24/7

Seasonal adaptive sports programs improve your independence, well-being, and quality of life. We work with national, regional, and local community-based organizations year round to provide opportunities through our support of:

  • Inpatient and outpatient sports activities, and community partners specializing in adaptive and inclusive sporting competitions
  • National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which offers sporting to Veterans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, amputations, stroke, and other neurological disorders
  • National Veterans Golden Age Games, which offers track & field athletics sporting to senior Veterans, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle
  • National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, which offers adapted winter sporting & adapted scuba diving to Veterans with disabilities overcoming challenges
  • The National Disabled Veterans Golf Clinic, which offers golf instruction and adaptive sporting opportunities to Veterans with disabilities
  • National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic, which offers water sporting, like surfing, sailing, kayaking, and cycling Veterans with disabilities
  • Summer Surf Camps, which offers water sporting, like surfing, paddle boarding, and body boarding to Veterans with disabilities
  • Greater Los Angeles Veteran Administration Adaptive Sports Invitational, which offers track & field athletics sporting to Veterans with disabilities

Learn more about VA National Veterans Sports Programs

Amputation care

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

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

Appointments

Virtual services available. Call our call center to schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Administrative Call Center available 24/7

Amputation Care Program

If you are living with limb loss, our team of specialists can partner with you to help you adjust to new changes as well as manage your lifelong care.  Our interdisciplinary team approach includes: 

  • Comprehensive evaluations and development of management plans that fit your individual needs
  • Referral to physical, occupational, and kinesiotherapies
  • Recreational therapy and support with adaptive fitness, activities, and national sports clinics
  • Nutrition, wellness, mental health counseling, and peer support programs
  • Prosthetic limb restoration including prosthesis prescription, fabrication, and fitting in conjunction with education and training
  • Community re-integration with education about living with limb loss, mobility tips, drivers training, and coping techniques
  • Wound care, consultations with medical and surgical specialties including Limb Preservation Clinic 

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) & dizziness—also speech, language, voice or swallowing disorders.

Visit our office, by appointment only

Appointments

Some virtual services available by referral. Please see other locations for in person services. Contact Santa Maria at or Ventura at for more information.

Main Phone

Santa Maria Audiology and Speech Pathology

Ventura Audiology and Speech Pathology

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 like:

  • 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)

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.

Appointments

Virtual services may be available. Please call Blind and Low Vision Rehabilitation phone number to schedule appointments for new and returning patients.

Blind and Low Vision Rehabilitation

Our Blind and Low Vision Rehabilitation clinic provides a comprehensive low vision eye exam with a focus on functional abilities.  Referrals are then made to our Visual Impairment Service Team (VIST) Coordinators who will further evaluate Veterans' level of independence in the home and in the community to make referrals to appropriate rehabilitation therapists.  Services include:

  • Visual Skills:  Use of remaining vision or text to speech technology for accessing printed materials.  Use of optical and electronic devices for near or distance magnification.
  • Living Skills:  Activities of daily living including eating methods, kitchen management, organization methods, accessing entertainment, managing finances, communication, self-care.
  • Orientation & Mobility:  Safe, independent travel skills with or without a mobility aid such as white cane, support cane, or walker.  Training in the community to know where one is, where they're going, and safely getting there.  Training can include street crossings, use of public transportation, and/or use of GPS devices.
  • Assistive Technology:  Use of smart phones, tablets, or computers with adaptive settings to accommodate for vision loss.  Training provided on using built-in accessibility features or software to enhance accessibility.

COVID-19 vaccines

Common conditions: coronavirus, COVID-19
We offer COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans enrolled in VA health care. This includes Veterans who live or travel outside of the U.S. and are eligible for the VA Foreign Medical Program.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is not required

Appointments

Walk-ins are welcome or you can call ahead if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Main Phone

  • COVID-19 vaccines for eligible Veterans and staff

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at VA

Cancer care

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

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

Appointments

If a referral is required, contact your primary care provider first. In person at West LA and Sepulveda only, virtual services available.

Call to schedule, reschedule, or cancel appointments.

Radiation Oncology

Hematology - Oncology

Thoracic Surgery

Urology Oncology

Surgical Oncology

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 like:

  • 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

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.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is not required

Appointments

Virtual services available. To schedule an appointment please call the Caregiver Support Program main line.

Caregiver support program main line

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program (CSP) offers clinical services to caregivers of eligible and covered Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system. The program’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of family caregivers who care for our Nation’s Veterans, through education, resources, support, and services.  CSP provides services to caregivers of Veterans of all eras enrolled in VA health care.  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 you when you struggle

Learn more and connect with a support coordinator

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.

A referral is not required

Appointments

To ensure you are eligible, contact Business Office, before contacting Dental Clinic. Virtual services may be available contact Santa Maria at . See other locations for in person services.

Please contact our business office if you are unsure about eligibility

If you’re eligible for VA dental care, we offer a full range of quality dental services to prevent and treat decay, gum disease and missing teeth, including:

  • Routine exams, x-rays, oral cancer screening and teeth cleaning
  • Restorative procedures, including fillings, crowns and bridges
  • Comprehensive surgical care, including extractions (pulling teeth), dental implants and biopsies
  • Routine and advanced prosthodontic care, including partial and complete dentures
  • Routine and advanced periodontal care, including deep cleaning, root canals, gum treatments, and supporting bone care
  • Dental appliances, including night-guards and sleep appliances

We use the latest digital dental technology, such as, 3D scanning, 3D x-rays, machine milling and 3D printing. 

Learn more about VA dental care and VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP)

Emergency care

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

Appointments

In person only at West LA VA Medical Center for Emergency Department care. Emergency telehealth services are available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5p.m. by calling our call center.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Call Center

Main Phone

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.

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System emergency department is open 24/7 including holidays.

Emergency room, 911, or urgent care?

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.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

Appointments

New patients by referral only. In person at West LA and Sepulveda locations. Virtual services available.

Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center Geriatrics

West LA VA Medical Center Geriatrics

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

  • Medicine and nursing
  • Psychology, psychiatry, and social work
  • Geriatric pharmacy
  • Consultations for geriatric syndromes

Learn more about VA long-term care

Homeless Veteran care

If you’re homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, we can help. We offer many programs and services, including free health care. And we can help you connect with resources in your community.

Appointments

In person and virtual services available. Referrals will be contacted by phone.

Call Center: Schedule, reschedule and cancel HPACT appointments

Temporary Housing Hotline

HUD-VASH Concierge

For temporary housing shelter outside of normal business hours, call Volunteers of America

West LA VA Community Resource and Referral Center also known as The Welcome Center

Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (HPACT)

We help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail. Contact one of our care coordinators to get help with:

  • Immediate food and shelter needs, including both transitional and permanent housing
  • Job training, life skills development, and education
  • Justice system navigation and community reentry from jail
  • Financial support to prevent homelessness
  • Addiction and depression treatment
  • Health and dental care

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Intimate partner violence support

If you feel that you or a loved one are in or may be in a potentially abusive or violent relationship, we can help.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is not required

Appointments

Virtual and phone based services available. For emergency services dial 911 or call the 24/7 Veteran Crisis Line, dial 988 and press 1.

To schedule an appointment with Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program

Domestic Violence Hotline

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is when a current or former intimate partner (like a boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse) stalks, harms, or threatens to harm their partner. Intimate partner violence can be emotional, physical, or sexual. It can also lead to short-term and long-term health problems, and a wide range of mental health issues. If you or someone you know is in a potentially abusive or violent relationship, we can help. We offer:

  • Intimate partner violence care coordinators
  • Links to community-based support groups, and advocacy and legal services
  • Referrals to and coordination with other VA treatment providers
  • Connection to domestic violence shelters
  • Services for Veterans who are homeless in collaboration with our homeless programs
  • Interventions for Veterans who use violence in their intimate relationships

Learn more about intimate partner violence

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.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is not required

Appointments

No appointment needed. Please call LGBTQ+ Program number. Virtual and phone based services available.

LGBTQ+ Program

We promote the health, welfare, and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) 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.

A referral is required

Appointments

In person services available. Please call our call center to check if lab orders are in place and to schedule, reschedule or cancel appointments.

24/7 VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Administrative Call Center

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

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.

Appointments

Connect with caring and qualified Veterans Crisis Line responders for confidential help. This service is private, free, and available 24/7 at 988, press 1 for Veterans or text 838255.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Administrative Call Center available 24/7

Mental Health

Telephone Advice Nurse Call Line: Call for an evaluation from a triage nurse

Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program / Domiciliary / In person at WLA

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. 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
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Minority Veteran care

We offer resources and support for minority Veterans to help address your specific needs with benefits and services at VA.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is not required

Appointments

Referrals will be contacted by phone or email. In person at West Los Angles location only, virtual services available.

Contact program coordinator to schedule appointments

Minority Veteran Program Coordinator Phone

Minority Veteran Program Coordinator Email

If you’re a minority Veteran, we can help you get the services and benefits you need. Our Minority Veterans Program serves all Veterans who are Black American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American (including American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Island Americans). We work to:

  • Help the medical center address minority Veterans’ needs
  • Meet minority Veterans’ needs in the local community
  • Identify barriers and create a more accessible environment for minority Veterans
  • Inform minority Veterans of VA benefits, services, and programs

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

My HealtheVet coordinator

Your My HealtheVet coordinator can help you start using the VA online portal to manage your appointments and records, refill prescriptions, view your lab and test results and communicate with your health care team.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is not required

Appointments

No appointments necessary. In person at West LA and Sepulveda locations only, virtual services available.

Call to schedule, reschedule, or cancel appointments

My HealtheVet Help Desk

My HealtheVet is a web-based tool you can use to manage your care and improve your health from your computer or mobile device. You can access your personal health records and use tools to manage your care through our My HealtheVet online system. You can also use My HealtheVet to refill your prescriptions, track appointments, and read informative health articles. If you need help using My HealtheVet, you can contact our coordinator by phone or in person. With My HealtheVet, you can:

  • Ask questions and exchange secure online messages with your VA health care team
  • Check your lab and test results
  • Refill your prescriptions, track delivery, and view a list of your medications
  • Keep track of your VA medical appointments and get email reminders
  • View, download, or print a copy of your VA medical records
  • Enter or update your personal information

Learn more about VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System My HealtheVet services.

Learn more and register for My HealtheVet 

Neurology

Common conditions: cognitive disorders, epilepsy, headache motor neuron and movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, stroke
Our specialists evaluate and treat conditions and diseases of the brain, spine, and nervous system, including headache, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and other conditions.

A referral is required

Appointments

Virtual services may be available, please call Sepulveda main line and extension to schedule new and returning appointments.

Sepulveda Neurology

We provide inpatient and outpatient services for chronic diseases and disorders that affect your brain, spine, and the nerves that connect them. Our neurologists read electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings, which measure the electrical impulses brain cells use to communicate with each other. We evaluate and treat many neurological illnesses and disorders such as:

  • Neuropathy (nerve damage), myelopathy and other spinal cord injuries, and radiculopathy (pinched nerves)
  • Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke, dementia, and degenerative diseases
  • Other neurological conditions

Nutrition, food, and dietary care

Our nutrition experts work closely with you and your care team to help make sure you’re getting the nutrition you need to get and stay as healthy as possible.

A referral is not required

Appointments

We have patient self-directed scheduling. No consult required, although welcomed. Veterans may call their primary care clinic for scheduling. Virtual and in-person services available.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Call Center

Our registered dietitians can help you maintain or improve your health with good nutrition tailored to your needs. Through group, individual, and telehealth sessions, we provide nutrition education and counseling in areas such as:

  • Cardiovascular and heart health
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes (including gestational diabetes)
  • Eating disorders
  • Digestive health
  • Pregnancy and postpartum nutrition
  • Weight management
  • Enteral Nutrition (Tubefeeding)
  • Malnutrition
  • Gastrointestinal disorders

Pain management

If you are in pain, we work with you and your health care team to find the best way to treat and manage it.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

Appointments

Virtual services available. Call our call center to schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Administrative Call Center available 24/7

Acute (short-term) or chronic (long-lasting) pain can make it hard to enjoy life, but effective pain management can help. Our experts work with you, your primary care physician, and other specialists to create a plan to help you manage your pain and improve your quality of life. Our services include:

  • Conducting comprehensive evaluations with access to a multidisciplinary team, including board-certified pain physicians
  • Creating multimodal treatment plans to help you manage the many aspects of your pain
  • Providing various evidence-based treatments for pain management, including medication management and procedural interventions  
  • Teaching you skills that include meditation, mindfulness training, and relaxation to help you manage your pain
  • Providing chiropractic care to help relieve pain without medication
  • Providing physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreation therapy, and other compatible therapies
  • Telemedicine and other virtual treatment options

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.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is not required

Appointments

No appointments required. In person at West Los Angles only, virtual services available.

Call to schedule, reschedule, or cancel appointments

Patience Experience Program

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Our patient advocates work hard to make sure you receive the best possible care at our health care facilities. They 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

Notice to Patients

Some of our medical doctors are licensed and regulated by the Medical Board of California. To check up on a license or to file a complaint involving medical doctors licensed in the State of California, go to www.mbc.ca.gov, email: licensecheck@mbc.ca.gov, or call 800-633-2322.

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.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is not required

Appointments

Main Phone

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Pharmacy

Our pharmacy provides you and other Veterans with convenient, efficient service to make 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

Learn more about our pharmacy

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Common conditions: pain, stroke, brain injury, neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal problems, sports injuries, spinal cord injuries
If you’re living with a traumatic brain injury, amputation or other disability, our specialists offer support to help you improve your independence and quality of life, manage pain and stay healthy.

Appointments

Virtual care available. Call our call center to schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Call Center

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors and therapists focus on whole-body health. They can help you manage your pain, increase your independence, and improve your quality of life with services like:

  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, also known as physiatrists
  • Recreation therapy to create coping and social skills
  • Occupational therapy to improve coordination and balance, and help you manage life skills and everyday activities
  • Blind rehabilitation 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Kinesiotherapy
  • Specialty interdisciplinary teams such as polytrauma, amputee, pain, and wheeled mobility clinics
  • Chiropractic care
  • Adaptive Sports and creative arts

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.

A referral is required

Appointments

Virtual services available. Call our call center to schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Administrative Call Center available 24/7

If you’re living with or recovering from an injury, illness, or chronic condition that limits your mobility and independence, our knowledgeable, experienced rehabilitation therapy team can help you to achieve your goals. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and kinesiotherapy all apply therapeutic exercise and activities, education, and research-backed, evidence-based treatments to help you improve your health, quality of life, and success with therapy. Our services include:

  • Individualized therapy evaluations for a wide range of medical, orthopedic, geriatric, neurological, and psychosocial conditions to identify the best plan to help you succeed.
  • Therapy plans of care and treatments are developed with your goals in mind and specific to your therapy diagnosis. Your rehabilitation therapy team works collaboratively with other health care providers involved in your care. We consider all factors that influence healing and success in your whole health.
  • Group options are available in some specialty areas such as chronic pain, fitness, MOVE, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and osteoarthritis, with additional group options coming soon.
  • Tele-rehabilitation services are very appropriate for some follow up care, patient education, and prosthetic items. Talk to your therapist about whether virtual therapy care, or a combination of in-person and virtual therapy is right for you.
  • Driver rehabilitation, assistive technology, and home safety assessments to optimize independent living at home and in the community.

Learn more about Occupational Therapy,  Physical Therapy,  and Kinesiotherapy

Polytrauma and traumatic brain injury

We provide a thoughtful, wide-ranging approach to treating Veterans who have injuries to multiple body systems caused by a single event.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

Appointments

Virtual services available. Call our call center to schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Call Center

Our specialized rehabilitation program network serves severely injured Veterans and service members who have multiple combat- or civilian-related traumatic injuries. We offer:

  • Physical, visual, and cognitive rehabilitation
  • State-of-the-art prosthetics
  • Psychological and psychosocial services
  • Ongoing case management services

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.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is not required

Appointments

In person and virtual services available.

Call our call center to schedule, reschedule, or cancel appointments.

A strong network of family and internal medicine specialists and services can offer you the best possible care. Internal medicine doctors (internists) prevent, diagnose, and treat adult diseases. Doctors who specialize in family medicine provide primary health care to the entire family. Your primary care team can coordinate the many services you receive such as:

  • Labs and blood work
  • Mental health care
  • Women's health care
  • Radiology
  • Social services
  • Telehealth

 

Notice to Patients

Some of our medical doctors are licensed and regulated by the Medical Board of California. To check up on a license or to file a complaint involving medical doctors licensed in the State of California, go to www.mbc.ca.gov, email: licensecheck@mbc.ca.gov, or call 800-633-2322.

Recreation and creative arts therapy

We offer a wide range of activities (arts and crafts, games, sports, exercise) that we can adapt to your needs.

Appointments

Virtual services available. Call our call center to schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Administrative Call Center available 24/7

Recreational and Creative Arts Therapy (art, music, dance, and drama) provides evidenced based care to Veterans utilizing leisure, recreation, sport, hobbies, new interests and social engagements to enhance the quality of life and sustain the individual health and wellness outcomes, as Veterans successfully transition back to civilian life. Are you a Veteran with an injury, chronic illness, history of trauma, or disabling condition? A Recreation Therapist or Creative Arts Therapist can assess and implement wellness plans, promoting independence and connection with our vast network of integrated care community partners. Recreation therapy is located at Community Living Centers, Polytrauma Clinics, Inpatient Mental Health, Outpatient Recovery and Mental Health, Domiciliary, Acute Rehab Unit, Dementia Care, Hospice Care, and the Community at Large.

Recreational and Creative Arts Therapy provides year-round integrated health services and activities seven days a week that include but not limited to:

  • Fitness, Strength, Balance, and Mobility Health Promotion Programming, Spectator Sporting
  • Structured Adaptive and Inclusive Sporting (Local, Regional, National)
  • Peer Support and Social Skill Building Calendar Programming
  • Nature Based, Low Ropes and High Ropes Programming
  • Water Based Recreational, Sporting, and Aquatic Therapy
  • Multi-Sensory Bedside Engagement, Aroma Therapy, Reality Orientation, Horticulture, Gardening 
  • Psycho Social and Psycho Educational Engagement
  • Suicide Prevention and Life Resiliency Coping Skills Training
  • Recovery Based Sober Leisure Skill Building
  • Cognitive Stimulation Engagement (Dementia, Palliative, and Hospice Care)
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy  (Horse, Dog, Wolf, Miniature Donkey, Bird, Bees, Robotic Cats)
  • 3-D Crafting and Fiber Arts, Musical Arts and 2-D Visual Arts
  • Communication and Self Expression Programming, Dramatic Arts and Humor Therapy
  • Community Immersion, Reintegration, Navigation, and Civic Engagement, Social Support Building/Family Reunification, Community Building Special Events 
  • Guided Meditation and Mindfulness Programming
  • Activities of Daily Living Skills, Food Prep Skill Building, Exploratory Leisure Education, Consumer Skill Building, Executive Functioning and Independence Building Skills. 
  • Self Esteem and Self Efficacy Building and Socio Emotional Wellbeing
  • Women Health Promotion Programming
  • Varied Experiential Therapies, Analog, Digital, Virtual Reality Gaming, Aero Therapies (Paragliding…), Adapted Air Rifle Engagement, Vet to Drone Training coming soon

Learn more at National Recreation Therapy Service - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services (va.gov)

Returning service member care

If you’re returning from military service, we can help you readjust to civilian life and get started with VA health care. We can also help connect you with programs like mental health services and education and career counseling.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is not required

Appointments

In person at Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center only, virtual services available.

To schedule appointments contact program coordinator

Returning service member care coordinator

Returning service member care program manager

We can help you readjust to civilian life if you’re returning from military service, on active duty, or an activated National Guard or Reserve member. Talk to one of our care coordinators about how to best use your health care benefits.

  • Polytrauma care (if you have multiple traumatic injuries)
  • Counseling and rehabilitation
  • Mental and behavioral health services
  • Family benefits counseling and assistance
  • Referral assistance

Learn more and connect with a coordinator

Rheumatology

Common conditions: arthritis, Crohn's disease, gout, lupus
Our team cares for and treats Veterans with joint and autoimmune conditions.

A referral is required

Appointments

In person at West LA, LAACC and Sepulveda only. Virtual and phone based services may be available. Referral required for new patients.

Main Phone

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

  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus, gout, and scleroderma

Smoking and tobacco cessation

If you are trying to quit smoking or want to stop using tobacco, we can help you with support, resources and programs.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is not required

Appointments

Virtual and phone based services available. Please ask your provider for a consult to the smoking and tobacco cessation program or call the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Call Center.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Call Center

Smoking and Tobacco Cessation Program Lead Clinician

Let us help you reach your goal to quit smoking, vaping or chewing tobacco. We offer a variety of services to meet you where you are, including behavioral support (virtual or in-person) and medications.  Services include:

  • Behavioral counseling in-person or via phone (individual and groups available)
  • FDA-approved medications to manage nicotine withdrawal and the urge to smoke
  • Tobacco Cessation Quitline for individual counseling and strategies
  • SmokefreeVET text message program for daily advice and interactive support
  • Stay Quit Coach mobile app to help you quit and stay quit

Learn more about how to quit

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.

Appointments

In person, virtual, and phone based services available. Call our call center to schedule an appointment.

Call our call center to schedule, reschedule, or cancel appointments.

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 community resources to meet your needs like:

  • Case management and care coordination
  • Crisis intervention
  • Caregiver support
  • Advanced directives
  • Transportation
  • Community living

*For questions related to benefits, please call VBA Support at 1-.

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.

A referral is not required

Appointments

No appointments needed. Connect with our qualified Veterans Crisis Line responders for confidential help. This service is private, free, and available 24/7 at 988, press 1 for Veterans or text 838255.

Main Phone

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

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

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.

Appointments

Virtual services available, please contact facility phone number to schedule appointments.

Main Phone

National Office of Connected Care Helpdesk

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:

  • Mental health
  • Retinal care (eye)
  • Dermatology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Primary care
  • Specialty care - site specific ask your provider for more information

Learn more about telehealth

Thoracic surgery

Common conditions: esophageal and lung conditions, lung cancer, mesothelioma

We perform chest surgery (also known as thoracic surgery) to treats conditions involving your chest, airway and esophagus.

Appointments

Virtual and telehealth services may available, please ask your primary care provider for a referral, and we will contact you.

If you don't have a referral, but want to be seen, please call this number to schedule

Our thoracic surgeons provide state-of-the-art surgical techniques and cancer therapies that focus on your lungs and other organs of the chest. Many of our thoracic treatments also address problems with your esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth and stomach), your trachea (airway), and your chest wall (rib cage and breastbone). We treat a variety of conditions that include:

  • Lung and airway cancer
  • Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)
  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • Designed facility for mesothelioma, cancer of the chest lining
  • Benign and malignant chest wall tumors 
  • Chest wall deformity repairs including , pectus excavatum/carinatum repair
  • Pleural illnesses, like pneumothorax (collapsed lung) and infections of the pleura (the thin membrane that lines the chest wall and covers the lungs)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or acid reflux, which occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into your esophagus and irritates the lining
  • Diseases of the thymus, such as myasthenia gravis
  • We utilize robotics surgery to improve recovery

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.

A referral is required

Appointments

Some virtual services available. Call our call center to schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Administrative Call Center available 24/7

Wheeled Mobility Clinic

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:

  • Optimize correct wheelchair seating and positioning
  • Achieve maximum function and independence
  • Promote good posture, breathing, digestion, and tissue health
  • Prevent complications and additional injuries

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.

Appointments

In person and virtual services may be available, please see class list on Whole webpage for class details. Acupuncture, health coaching, and mindfulness based interventions available through referral.

Main Phone

Whole Health Program

Our whole health approach empowers and equips you to take charge of your health, well-being, and quality of life. Whole health goes beyond your illnesses, injuries, or disabilities, and focuses instead on your values, goals, and overall health. It includes self-care and complementary therapies along with conventional medical care. Our whole health program includes but is not limited to:

  • Health coaching to help you reach your goals
  • Acupuncture to help you manage pain without drugs
  • Meditation and mindfulness training
  • Yoga, tai chi, and gardening classes

Learn more at our Whole Health page.

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.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is not required

Appointments

In person and virtual services available, please contact facility phone number to schedule appointments.

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Our women's health program offers complete health care for women Veterans of all ages. Our primary care providers specialize in women’s health. They 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 a Women Veterans Program Manager

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