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Sacramento VA Medical Center

The Sacramento VA Medical Center is a 60-bed, state-of-the-art, inpatient facility offering a full range of comprehensive health care services including medical, surgical, primary and mental health care. The medical center, which is comprised of 24 medical-surgical beds, 16 TCU beds, 10 ICU beds, 16 BHICU, and a four room operating suite, also a cardiac catheterization lab, a gastrointestinal & endoscopy suite, angiography capability and 16,000 square-feet of research laboratory. Offers a wide range of outpatient and diagnostic services, including mammography, MRI, CT, and PET scanning.

Location and contact information


10535 Hospital Way
Mather, CA 95655-4200

Phone numbers

Main phone: 916-843-7000
Mental health clinic: 800-382-8387

Clinical hours

  • Mon: 24/7
  • Tue: 24/7
  • Wed: 24/7
  • Thu: 24/7
  • Fri: 24/7
  • Sat: 24/7
  • Sun: 24/7
Sacramento VAMC

Prepare for your visit

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Cost: Free

Wheelchair availability: Sacramento VA Medical Center campus has wheelchairs upon arrival for patients who need them to access the building. 

Van services for Veterans

DAV vans

Hours: Individual van schedules vary

We work with Disabled American Veterans and county Veterans Affairs directors to provide transportation for Veterans and authorized caregivers to get to scheduled medical appointments.

Non-DAV van services

Many localities in the region provide other van services to Veterans.

Learn more about DAV and the other van services available in your county

Local transit services

California Public Transportation

Local Transit

Sacramento Regional Transit


Mather Field/Mills Station is the closest Light Rail station.
A VANCHCS Shuttle Bus operates between the Sacramento VAMC and the Mather Field Light Rail Station every 45 minutes. The first shuttle departs the VAMC at 7:45 AM. and the last shuttle departs the VAMC at 4:45 PM. Travel time estimated at 10 minutes.

VA Northern California Health Care System - Shuttle Bus Schedule

Shuttle Bus Schedule


Beneficiary travel

Beneficiary travel benefits include round-trip transportation from your home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transport. 

Find out if you qualify for beneficiary travel benefits

Visitors are not permitted to stay overnight in the medical center itself. Here are some other options.  Visitors under the age of 18 are not allowed.

Nearby hotels

When booking, ask for the hospital rate. Some hotels have shuttle service to VA hospitals. Check with the hotel you’re staying at.

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Rancho Cordova

Best Western Plus Rancho Cordova Inn

Travelodge by Wyndham Sacramento/Rancho Cordova

Holiday Inn Sacramento Rancho Cordova

Homewood Suites by Hilton Rancho Cordova Sacramento

Hyatt Place Sacramento/Rancho Cordova

Hampton Inn Sacramento/Rancho Cordova

Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) Patriot Café

Serving hot and cold entrees, beverages and desserts.

Building 650, first floor

Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT
Closed weekends

VCS Patriot Brew (Starbucks)

Serving a variety of pastries, light sandwiches and beverages.

Building 650, first floor
To the right of Release of Information.
Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  PT
Closed weekends


The Patriot Store 

A full-service retail store with such products as electronics, cosmetics, toiletries, and clothing. Purchases are tax-free.

Building 650, first floor

Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


When you’re admitted, you can request or decline visits by a VA chaplain. Our chaplains provide spiritual, pastoral, and emotional care for you and your family, in accordance with your own beliefs and practices. This includes locating clergy or religious leaders in the community for needs that our chaplain staff cannot meet.

Location: Building 650
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT
Request Chaplain Services: 916-843-9221

The VA Police are an armed, federal law enforcement and protective service entity that operates in and around the various Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, National Cemeteries and other VA facilities.

Learn more about the VA Police

Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. Please contact us first before going to any of our locations. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video.

The VA Northern California Health Care System has adjusted operations to ensure we can continue to deliver the best care to Veterans in the safest way possible. While we always strive to provide a clean environment, we are taking additional measures, such as frequent cleaning of high-touch areas like doorknobs, handrails, countertops and vinyl seating, as well as removing magazines and other paper documents from waiting areas. Rigorous cleaning will continue in inpatient areas. As a reminder, washing your hands with soap and water (for at least 20 seconds) is still the best way to clean your hands. However, if that is not possible, additional hand hygiene stations are located throughout our facilities.

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