Veterans Health Administration
VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You…all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
VA Medical Centers
The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers.
VA Facility Status
Every VA medical center website has an Operating Status page (linked in the left navigation) to let Veterans know if a VA medical center or its outpatient clinics are closed during weather or other emergencies.
Direct Scheduling for Routine Ear and Eye Appointments
Veterans receiving care at local VA Medical Centers will now be able to schedule routine ear and eye appointments without a primary care referral – a move that eliminates multiple steps and gets Veterans into appointments quicker.
Providing Health Care for Veterans
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.76 million Veterans each year.
Were you at Camp Lejeune between 1957 and 1987?
You may be eligible for VA health care. From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals.
New health benefits
Under a law signed Aug. 6, 2012 (215 KB), Veterans and family members who served on active duty or resided at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between Jan. 1, 1957 and Dec. 31, 1987 may be eligible for medical care through VA for 15 health conditions.
Learn more about Camp Lejeune health benefits and which conditions are covered.
VA Access Audit
VA is already taking corrective action to address issues resulting from the audit. Read about the Access Audit »
Affordable Care Act
Find out how the new health care law affects Veterans’ health care at VA. Read about the Affordable Care Act »
Special Medical Advisory Group Progress Report
The Special Medical Advisory Group has released their 2016 Progress Report. Find out more here »
Stories from Medical Centers
In the News
- At VA hospitals, training and technology reduce nurses’ injuries
- Researchers in Cleveland VA Medical Center make prosthetic hand which can ‘feel’ and ‘touch’
- VA opens first clinic at Orlando medical center
- Tracey Belliveau: My father’s hospice care at Northampton VA came with compassion — and cats
- Menlo Park affordable housing on the way as VA breaks ground on apartments for veterans
- New wheelchair gives paralyzed vets a chance to stand on their own
- VA hospital in Washington state targeted for construction money
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