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Programs

Explore North Florida VA's diverse program offerings, which include patient health care, cutting-edge clinical research, construction projects and other specialties.

Adaptive Sports Program

Our Adaptive Sports Program helps disabled Veterans live active and healthy lives through recreation and athletics.

Care we provide at VA North Florida health care

If you’re a Veteran with a disability or a senior Veteran (age 55 or older), our adaptive sports program can help you improve your independence, well-being, and quality of life. We work with national, regional, and community-based organizations to provide opportunities through our support of:

  • Inpatient and outpatient sports activities, and community partners specializing in adapted sports
  • National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which serves Veterans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, amputations, stroke, and other neurological disorders
  • National Veterans Golden Age Games, which offers sports and health education to help senior Veterans live an active and healthy lifestyle
  • National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, which uses skiing and snowboarding to help Veterans with profound disabilities overcome challenges
  • The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, which offers Veterans with life-changing disabilities golf instruction and a range of adaptive sports opportunities
  • National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic, which promotes the value of rehabilitation through summer sports, like surfing, sailing, kayaking, and cycling

Learn more and connect with Adaptive Sports Coordinator

Caregivers

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.

Care we provide at VA North Florida health care

If you’re a caregiver for a Veteran, you can get support by contacting one of our caregiver support coordinators. If the Veteran you care for was injured post-9/11, you may be eligible for even more services, including a stipend to help with expenses, training, and medical coverage if you aren’t already covered. 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

Construction Projects

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System continues to grow to meet the health care needs of America's Veterans. As one of the largest VA health care systems in the country, we are committed to providing the highest quality care to our Veterans and we are growing to serve you even better. Click here to view current construction projects. 

COVID-19 Vaccines and Booster

Those who are eligible to receive their COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster are encouraged to call 352-548-6000 ext. 103755 to schedule an appointment. No appointment needed clinics are also available. Please make sure to bring your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with you. Visit the COVID-19 vaccine and booster page for more information.

Fisher House

Since July 7, 2014 the Gainesville Fisher House has been a beautiful home away from home for the families and caregivers of Veterans receiving inpatient care at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. Visit the Gainesville Fisher page for more information. 

Homeless Veterans

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.

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

LGBT 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.

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Research

Explore VA North Florida's research initiatives. You can also volunteer to participate in a research study.

Visit the Research page for more information. 

Returning Service Members

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.

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

Seasonal Flu

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critically important to achieve high influenza vaccination coverage to protect Veterans, the VA community at large, and Health Care Professionals. Visit the seasonal flu vaccine page for more information. 

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. Take charge of your health plan by calling or secure messaging your Primary Care provider to request a consult placed with a Whole Health Coach. Visit the Whole Health page for more information. 

Women Veterans

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.

Care we provide at VA North Florida health care

Our womens 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 care coordinator

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