The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 VA Medical Centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program.
Where is the Nearest Medical Center or other Health Care Facility?
Use the Facility Locator to find the VA medical facility that will best meet your health care needs using a variety of search methods including using your ZIP code.
Common Medical Center Services
VHA Medical Centers provide a wide range of services including traditional hospital-based services such as surgery, critical care, mental health, orthopedics, pharmacy, radiology and physical therapy.
In addition, most of our medical centers offer additional medical and surgical specialty services including audiology & speech pathology, dermatology, dental, geriatrics, neurology, oncology, podiatry, prosthetics, urology, and vision care. Some medical centers also offer advanced services such as organ transplants and plastic surgery.
Available at every medical center, Patient Advocates are highly trained professionals who can help resolve your concerns about any aspect of your health care experience, particularly those concerns that cannot be resolved at the point of care. Patient Advocates listen to any questions, problems, or special needs you have and refer your concerns to the appropriate Medical Center staff for resolution.
VHA Long-Range Plan
Honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.
VHA will continue to be the benchmark of excellence and value in health care and benefits by providing exemplary services that are both patient centered and evidence based.
This care will be delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning, discovery and continuous improvement.
It will emphasize prevention and population health and contribute to the nation's well-being through education, research and service in National emergencies.
The Under Secretary for Health directs a health care system with an annual budget of approximately $68 billion, overseeing the delivery of care to more than 9 million enrolled Veterans. VA, the nation's largest health care system, employs more than 371,000 health care professionals and support staff at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 VA Medical Centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics).
VHA is the nation's largest provider of graduate medical education and a major contributor to medical and scientific research. More than 25,000 active volunteers, 113,000 health professions trainees, and nearly 16,000 affiliated medical faculty are also an integral part of the VHA community.
VHA Offices and Programs
A number of offices and programs support VHA.
VA National Standards of Practice
VA recently affirmed its right under the U.S. Constitution to allow VA health care professionals to operate in every State and to establish national standards of practice. To that end, VA leadership, the Veterans Health Administration and VHA program offices are working to develop these national standards of practice. The VA national standards of practice will be a standardized set of services that all health care professionals in a given occupation can perform if their facility performs such services and they have the proper education, training and skill.
Visit the national standards of practice website for more information and updates: www.va.gov/standardsofpractice.
The "Our Providers" online directory lists the primary licensed independent practice providers who may be a lead, ongoing member of your treatment team at the respective VA medical center. Providers in the following occupations are listed on this website: physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, chiropractors, certified registered nurse anesthetists, optometrists, podiatrists, and psychologists.
By using this tool, you will be able to do a search of providers in the occupations listed above based upon your preferences and needs. For each provider, you will see the following: full name; gender; clinical product line to which they are "assigned"; where they received their medical training; and the school from which they received their medical degree. This information will be "refreshed" on a monthly basis. There may be staff who have been hired or who have departed the medical center since the last refresh of information.
For additional information on physicians, we also encourage you to use the "DocInfo" service offered by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) at http://www.docinfo.org. The FSMB website is updated monthly and is a public website to provide information related to any physician who is licensed in any US state, territory, or district.