West Los Angeles VA Medical Center
Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health care, women’s health services, cancer treatment and research, thoracic (chest) surgery, dentistry, vision care (optometry and ophthalmology), and more. Below, you’ll find our address and hours, parking and transportation information, and the other health services we offer at our West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.
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Audiology and speech
Front Desk for Audiology and Speech Pathology
Virtual and in-person services available. Speech Pathology appointments by referral only.
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)
Blind and low vision rehabilitation
Virtual and in-person services available. Please call Blind and Low Vision Rehabilitation phone number to schedule appointments for new and returning patients.
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 for eligible Veterans and staff
Hematology - Oncology
If a referral is required, contact your primary care provider first. In person at West LA and Sepulveda only, virtual services available.
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
Virtual services available. To schedule an appointment please call the 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
Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.
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
- Physical and occupational therapy
Homeless Veteran care
West LA VA Community Resource and Referral Center also known as The Welcome Center
Temporary Housing Hotline
Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (HPACT)
For temporary housing shelter outside of normal business hours, call Volunteers of America
In person and virtual services available. Walk-ins only for The Welcome Center, HPACT also accepts walk-ins. Referrals will be contacted by phone.
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
Mental health care
Telephone Advice Nurse Call Line: Call for an evaluation from a triage nurse
Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program / Domiciliary / In person at WLA
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
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
Minority Veteran care
Minority Veteran Program Coordinator Phone
Minority Veteran Program Coordinator Emailmarie.email@example.com
Referrals will be contacted by phone or email. In person at West Los Angles location only, virtual services available.
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
My HealtheVet coordinator
My HealtheVet Help Desk
No appointments required. In person at West LA and Sepulveda locations only, virtual services available.
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
To schedule new and returning appointments call the facility main phone line and select your extension. In person at West Los Angeles, please ask your provider about virtual options.
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
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.
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)
- Gastrointestinal disorders
West LA Patience Experience Program
No appointments necessary. In person at West Los Angles only, virtual services available as well.
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)
Notice to Patients
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VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Pharmacy
Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.Schedule an appointment online
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
Physical medicine and rehabilitation
Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.
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:
- Personalized therapy for your rehabilitation
- Medication, stretching, and massage for short-term pain relief
- Strengthening exercises and movement therapy to increase fitness and prevent future pain
- Recreation therapy to create coping and social skills
- Occupational therapy to improve coordination and balance, and help you manage life skills and everyday activities
- Assessment and treatment of speech, language, and swallowing disorders
Polytrauma and traumatic brain injury
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
CT, Mammography, MRI, X-Ray, and Ultrasound services available. Sepulveda and WLA is walk-in only for X-Ray appointments.
We offer radiology and imaging services to diagnose and treat many medical conditions. Our services include:
- Mammography (mammograms)
- Computer tomography (CT)
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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.
Returning service member care coordinator
Returning service member care program managerTakinia.Jones@va.gov
In person at East Los Angeles VA Clinic and Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center only, virtual services available.
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
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:
- Home health services
- Legal services
- Community living
No appointments needed. Connect with 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
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
National Office of Connected Care Helpdesk
Virtual services available, please contact facility phone number to schedule appointments.
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)
- Primary care
- Specialty care - site specific ask your provider for more information
We perform chest surgery (also known as thoracic surgery) to treats conditions involving your chest, airway and esophagus.
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 cancer and cancer of the esophagus
- Benign chest and lung tumors
- Pleural illnesses, like pneumothorax (collapsed lung) and infections of the pleura (the thin membrane that lines the chest wall and covers the lungs)
- Achalasia, which occurs when nerve damage prevents your esophagus from pushing food into your stomach)
- 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, a small organ beneath your breastbone that produces cells that support your immune system and fight cancer
Whole Health Programvhaglawholehealth@va.gov
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.
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
Women Veteran care
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.
In person and virtual services available, please contact facility phone number to schedule appointments.
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