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Get the latest news from VA New Jersey-area medical centers and clinics. For more information about VA New Jersey health care, contact our Public Affairs Officer at 908-647-0180 ext. 21-4550 or email

VANJHCS offers new transportation program for medical care to local Veterans

May 19, 2023

Veterans are now able to participate in VA Uber Health Connect — an initiative which provides supplemental transportation to eligible Veterans needing access to and from medical care.

VA New Jersey Health Care System celebrates VA’s Health Professions Education Week

March 13, 2023

East Orange, New Jersey —The Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes contributions of VA faculty and academic partners during VA Health Professions Education Week 2023.

VA New York/New Jersey Healthcare Network Announces New Executive Medical Center Director

January 30, 2023

Patricia O’Kane Brings Leadership, Proven Experience to the VA New Jersey Healthcare System

VA New Jersey Health Care System encourages community to support local Veterans on GivingTuesday

November 29, 2022

East Orange, NJ — During GivingTuesday, November 29, VA New Jersey Health Care System encourages the community to help support local Veterans through charitable donations or volunteer opportunities.

VA awards $431 million in grants to help at-risk Veterans and their families

August 10, 2022

On Aug. 1, the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded $431 million in grants to 258 non-profit organizations across the nation to help homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families.

VA Health And Benefits Mobile App

August 03, 2022

VA’s Health and Benefits mobile app was developed and launched in the Summer of 2021. We continue to make updates and improvements based on direct feedback from Veterans.

VA launches improved Access to Care website

July 27, 2022

Based on Veteran feedback and VA Secretary Denis McDonough’s commitment to ensuring timely access to care, the Department of Veterans Affairs launched an improved Access to Care website

VHA Transitions to COVID-19 Operational Plan by Implementing Health Protection Levels to Enhance Safety of Veterans, Visitors and Employees

May 24, 2022

East Orange — Today, the VA New Jersey Health Care System is implementing COVID-19 Health Protection Levels as part VA’s consistent, nationwide approach for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities to adjust COVID-19 safety protocols locally as needed.

VA New Jersey Health Care System observes 2022 National VA Research Week

May 13, 2022

In recognition of National VA Research Week, May 16-20, VA New Jersey Health Care System honors VA researchers for their work in helping to improve the quality of life of Veterans across the country.

VA New Jersey Health Care System Celebrates Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

April 19, 2022

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, April 17-23, the East Orange and Lyons Campus will honor its volunteers who support local Veterans with events throughout the week and a public campaign encouraging other citizens to give back.