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H. John Heinz III Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Classified as a Geriatric Center of Excellence, our H.J. Heinz III campus offers transitional care, rehabilitation, dementia and hospice care beds, an ambulatory care center, and many outpatient services. Get address and hours, parking and transportation information, and health services offered at H. John Heinz III Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Location and contact information

  • Everyone must wear a mask and practice physical distancing.
  • We may screen you for COVID-19 symptoms at the entrance.
  • Approved visitors only. Ask your care team who can visit.
  • Ask your team about phone or video appointment options.

Check on Mondays for each facility’s latest guidelines.

Address

1010 Delafield Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15240-1005

Phone numbers

Main phone: 412-360-6000
Mental health care: 412-360-6600

Clinical hours

  • Mon: 24/7
  • Tue: 24/7
  • Wed: 24/7
  • Thu: 24/7
  • Fri: 24/7
  • Sat: 24/7
  • Sun: 24/7
Heinz campus of the VA hospital system in Pittsburgh

Prepare for your visit

Click on a topic for more details.

Cost: Free

Wheelchair availability: H.J. Heinz III Campus has wheelchairs upon arrival for patients who need them to access the building.

Van services for Veterans

DAV vans

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 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

Shuttle service at H.J. Heinz

Cost: Free
Schedule: Monday through Friday, except holidays
See complete shuttle schedule 

Shuttle routes serving this location

University Drive campus – Heinz

Local transit services

Port Authority of Allegheny County

Bus
Light rail
ACCESS paratransit, serving people with limited mobility

Other services

Paratransit service (p.r.n. Health Service)– 412-824-2181 or 1-800-860-8222

Transcare ambulance – 412-373-0200

Additional travel options

Our printable transportation guide has an extensive list of transportation options from across the region, including VA shuttles, taxi companies, and local transit services in many counties. It also includes information on shuttle services to University Drive from other VA facilities in the region, where you can transfer to a Heinz shuttle.

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

Hours

Lobby entrance: All entrants must enter through building 71 to undergo screening for COVID-19. An additional screening point at building 50 will operate from 6 a.m. Monday through Friday at midnight. 


General visiting: Compassionate care visits for Veterans at the end of life are arranged through the Veteran’s care team. In-person visitation is available by appointment but may be revoked for a unit should an inpatient or staff member there test positive for COVID-19. 

REMINDER: Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizer before and after each visitation.

Adult Day Health Care

Adult Day Health Care is temporarily closed.

Visitor policies

All authorized Community Living Center entrants will:

  • Enter through one of two access points (all other entrances are closed):
    • The Ambulatory Care Center (building 71)
    • Building 50 screening point during limited hours (6 a.m. Monday through midnight Friday)
  • Be screened for fever, cough and shortness of breath

The way we screen visitors for COVID-19 changes often. Please be patient with our screeners and practice social distancing when waiting in line:

  • Stay six feet from others.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean your hands frequently – wash with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

Visitors who screen positive will not be granted access to the Community Living Center.

Do not visit patients if you:

  • Have a fever or cough
  • Are feeling sick
  • Are age 18 or younger

See VA Pittsburgh's full visitation policy

Visitors are not permitted to stay overnight in the medical center itself. Here are some other options.

Accommodations solely for Veterans and families

VA Hoptel and lodging program

Temporary overnight lodging for eligible Veterans for outpatient medical procedures.

More info
Phone: 412-360-6233

Fisher House

A place for visiting families to stay, free of charge, while their loved ones receive inpatient medical care.

More info: http://www.pittsburghfisherhouse.org/
Phone: 412-360-2032

Family House

A special home away from home for patients and/or families who travel to Pittsburgh for treatment of serious or life-threatening illnesses. Family House has four locations in the area.

More info: http://www.familyhouse.org/
Phone: 412-647-7777

Nearby hotels

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

NOTE: These links are provided for your convenience only. VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System does not endorse and is not responsible for the content on the linked web sites.

Visit Pittsburgh

The official tourism and promotion agency for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County has up-to-date listings for area hotels, as well as activities, transportation, restaurants, shops and more. http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/

Food and drink

Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) Patriot Café

Serves hot and cold entrees, beverages and desserts.

Building 51
First floor
Hours
Temporarily closed.

VCS Patriot Brew (Starbucks)

Serves a variety of pastries, light sandwiches and beverages.

Ambulatory Care Center
First floor
Hours
Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Closed weekends

Vending machines

Drinks and snacks are available around the clock.

Banking

 

 

 

Retail

 

VCS Patriot Store 

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

Building 51
First floor
Hours
Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Closed weekends

 

Veterans have access to traditional library services at H.J. Heinz:

  • Newspapers, books and magazines
  • Internet access
  • Assistance with researching and reference
  • Borrowing books
  • Veteran and family consumer health materials

Building 51
Near the Recreation Hall
Phone: 412-822-1748
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building 51 
First floor
Hours: 24/7

Chaplains

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.

Interfaith chapel

The chapel is open to anyone at any time for quiet meditation and reflection. The chapel also hosts regularly scheduled services for many denominations. Services are recorded and broadcast at H.J. Heinz on channel 75.

Learn how to request chaplain services during your stay at VA Pittsburgh.

Use these maps to help you get around the campus.

In the spotlight at VA Pittsburgh health care

Health services offered here

Click on a service for more details like location, contact, and appointment information.

Amputation care

If you face or have had an amputation, our team will support you with thoughtful, compassionate care.

Contact information

Amputee Clinic

Building 51 Room 1B153

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Amputee Clinic

412-822-3017

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

Whether your amputation was due to trauma or medical necessity, our specially trained physiatrists and nurse practitioners can help you maximize your independence, achieve your goals, and return to doing the things you enjoy. Our services include:

  • Initial prosthesis selection and fitting
  • Prosthesis adjustments
  • Therapy aid training
  • Prosthesis changes to achieve independence and activity goals

Audiology and speech

Common conditions: tinnitus, vertigo, hearing loss, vestibular conditions, swallowing conditions

We diagnose and treat conditions affecting your hearing, speech or balance. These include hearing loss, tinnitus (noise or ringing the ears) and dizziness—also speech, language, voice or swallowing disorders.

Contact information

Ambulatory Care Center

First floor

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Ambulatory Care Center

412-360-6400

Ambulatory Care Center

412-360-6428

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

  • Hearing and balance evaluations
  • Hearing aid selection, management, and repair, and assistive listening device assessments
  • Evaluation, programming, and management for cochlear implants and bone-anchored implants
  • Auditory processing evaluations and treatment
  • Speech pathology services that help with speech, language, fluency, voice, cognitive communication, swallowing, stuttering, and laryngectomy

Learn more about VA hearing aids

Blind and low vision rehabilitation

Common conditions: macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, corneal diseases, retinitis pigmentosa, uveitis, stroke and injury-related vision loss

We offer advanced vision care and blind rehabilitation services to help you live independently. These may include vision-enhancing devices and technology as well as visual skills and related training.

Contact information

Ambulatory Care Center, Low vision clinic

Building 71 First floor

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Our low vision outpatient clinic can help assess your needs and provide a rehab plan tailored to your personal goals. You will work with a team of specialists and social workers to determine what aids and services are right for you. Clinic services include:

  • Comprehensive eye examinations
  • Visual skills assessments
  • Guidance on developing visual motor and visual perceptual skills
  • Training with activities of daily living with vision loss

COVID-19 vaccines

Common conditions: coronavirus, COVID-19
We provide COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans as well as their spouses and caregivers. We also provide vaccines to Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) recipients and VA staff.

Contact information

By appointment only. Your VA health care team will contact you if you’re eligible to get a vaccine during this time.

Appointments

Your VA health care team will contact you if you’re eligible to get a vaccine during this time. As the supply of vaccine increases, we'll work with our care teams to let Veterans know their options.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

  • COVID-19 vaccines for eligible Veterans and staff

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at VA Pittsburgh health care

Caregiver support

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.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Caregiver support coordinator

412-822-2364

VA Caregiver Support Line

855-260-3274

Caregiver support coordinator

sarah.merlina@va.gov

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Care we provide at VA Pittsburgh health care

If you are a caregiver for a Veteran, you can get support by contacting a VA Pittsburgh caregiver support coordinator. We can help with:

  • Progressive needs planning for degenerative conditions
  • Matching you with services and benefits 
  • Connecting you with local resources and programs

Learn more and connect with a support coordinator

Dental/oral surgery

Common conditions: teeth cleaning, fillings, restorations, root canal, bridges, dental implants, dentures

If you’re eligible for VA dental care, we provide dental screenings, cleanings, X-rays and fillings. We also provide specialty dental procedures like root canal, restorations and dentures.

Contact information

Ambulatory Care Center

Building 71 First floor

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Ambulatory Care Center

412-822-2130

Ambulatory Care Center

412-822-2131

Ambulatory Care Center

412-822-2132

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

We offer comprehensive routine and specialized dental care from a wide range of outstanding general dentists and specialists in endodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery. Our services include:

  • Routine exams and dental cleaning
  • Comprehensive surgical care including, extractions, implant placement and oral cancer screening
  • Routine and advanced prosthodontic care, including fixed bridges, dentures and dental implants 
  • Routine and advanced periodontal care, including root canals, gum and supporting bone care

HIV/hepatitis care

Common conditions: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis A/B/C

If you have a diagnosis of HIV or hepatitis A, B or C, we can provide you with the latest treatment methods and support. We also offer prevention education and testing for these infectious diseases.

Contact information

Building 71 First floor pharmacy

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

HIV/hepatitis

412-822-3000

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

We offer compassionate care to patients living with HIV or hepatitis. Services we offer include: 

  • Hepatitis C screenings
  • HIV testing
  • HIV counseling
  • HIV treatment and prevention care, including PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)

Homeless Veteran care

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.

Contact information

Health Care for Homeless Veterans Coordinator

Building 69, Veterans Recovery Center

Health Care for Homeless Veterans Coordinator

412-822-1272

Health Care for Homeless Veterans Coordinator

866-482-7488x 221272

Health Care for Homeless Veterans Coordinator
mary.pilarski@va.gov

National Center for Homeless Veterans

Hours

  • Mon. 24/7
  • Tue. 24/7
  • Wed. 24/7
  • Thu. 24/7
  • Fri. 24/7
  • Sat. 24/7
  • Sun. 24/7

National Center for Homeless Veterans

877-424-3838

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

We help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail. Contact a VA Pittsburgh homeless services care coordinator to get help with: 

  • Immediate food and shelter, including both transitional and permanent housing
  • Job training, life skills development, and education
  • Support with justice system navigation and community re-entry from jail
  • Financial support to prevent homelessness
  • Treatment for addiction and depression
  • Health and dental care

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Intimate partner violence support

If you feel that you or a loved one are in or may be in a potentially abusive or violent relationship, we can help.

Contact information

Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence Coordinator

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

National Domestic Violence 24-hour Hotline

Hours

  • Mon. 24/7
  • Tue. 24/7
  • Wed. 24/7
  • Thu. 24/7
  • Fri. 24/7
  • Sat. 24/7
  • Sun. 24/7

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

The Veteran population is at greater risk for experiencing and/or using violence in their intimate relationships than the civilian population. Contact us for help with:

  • Emotional intimate partner violence (IPV), which commonly begins before other types of IPV
  • Physical IPV
  • Sexual IPV, whether by physical force or by trying to convince a partner 
  • Stalking, which includes continuous unwanted contact, following, talking, or sending things
  • Threats of violence

Intimate Partner Violence can affect both men and women.  VAPHS has an IPVAP coordinator that can assist Veterans, significant others, and employees who use violence or who experience violence in their relationships connect with VA and community resources.  To connect with the IPVAP Coordinator, please call 412-822-2359

LGBTQ+ 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.

Contact information

LGBT Veteran care

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

Our LGBTQ+ Veteran care coordinators can answer your questions, advocate for your right to quality care, handle complaints or concerns you have about your care, and help you get started with any of our services for LGBTQ+ Veterans. These include:

  • Mental health services, including psychosocial assessments for hormone therapy and gender confirming surgeries
  • Creative arts therapies
  • Hormone therapy
  • Gender-affirming prosthetics
  • HIV and STI testing, counseling, and care, including PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) and PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for Veterans at risk for HIV
  • Other prevention, screening, wellness, and testing services

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Laboratory and pathology

We offer blood tests and other advanced testing services to help you and your VA health care team monitor your health, find and understand any health problems and make informed treatment decisions.

Contact information

Laboratory and pathology

Ambulatory Care Center Second floor

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

Our comprehensive laboratories provide a full range of clinical and diagnostic testing services. We offer:

  • Analysis of blood, urine, and other bodily fluids for disease management
  • Testing for infectious diseases

MOVE! weight management

Common conditions: overweight, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure

We offer easy-to-follow weight management plans backed by the latest science. Our experts can help you reduce health risks, prevent or reverse some diseases and live a better—and even longer—life.

Contact information

MOVE!

Community Living Center, Building 50 Ground floor, Room 1A-109

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments
scheduling@va-pittsburgh.gov

MOVE! Teleconference

Hours

  • Mon. Closed
  • Tue. Closed
  • Wed. 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET
  • Thu. Closed
  • Fri. Closed
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Code 65074# or MOVE by secure messaging

800-767-1750

MOVE!

412-822-3119

Appointments
scheduling@va-pittsburgh.gov

MOVE! group meetings

Community Living Center, Building 50 Room 1A-109

Hours

  • Mon. Closed
  • Tue. Closed
  • Wed. Closed
  • Thu. Closed
  • Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments
scheduling@va-pittsburgh.gov

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Schedule an appointment online

The MOVE! Program offers comprehensive support, including:

  • Weight loss support groups
  • Cooking classes

Mental health care

Common conditions: addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD

If you’re struggling with issues like PTSD, depression, grief, anger or trauma, we offer counseling and other support. All VA health care facilities offer same-day help. You may qualify even without enrolling in VA health care.

Contact information

Transition and care management for returning Veterans (OIF/OEF/OND)

Ambulatory Care Center Second floor

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. Closed
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

The Behavioral Health Department offers both inpatient and outpatient services, including telehealth appointments. We provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues impacting emotional well-being. Our services are confidential and include:

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Homeless Veterans services
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Treatment for addictive disorders, including residential rehabilitation treatment programs
  • Transition and care management for returning Veterans (OIF/OEF/OND)

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Military sexual trauma care

Military sexual trauma can happen to both genders. If you experienced sexual assault or harassment during military service—no matter when you served—we provide counseling and treatment.

Contact information

Behavioral Health

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

We provide care for military sexual trauma in our mental (behavioral) health clinics. Our services include: 

  • Counseling
  • Psychiatric care
  • Walk-in care

Learn more about military sexual trauma

Minority Veteran care

We offer resources and support for minority Veterans to help address your specific needs with benefits and services at VA.

Contact information

Minority Veterans Program

Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Minority Veterans Program
heather.steele@va.gov

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Our Minority Veterans Program serves all Veterans, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans, including American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Island Americans. We focus on: 

  • Management of the medical center in their efforts to address the needs of minority Veterans
  • The needs of minority Veterans in the local community
  • Identifying barriers and creating a more accessible environment for minority Veterans
  • Informing Veterans of VA benefits, services, and programs

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator 

My HealtheVet coordinator

Your My HealtheVet coordinator can help you start using the VA online portal to manage your appointments and records, refill prescriptions, view your lab and test results and communicate with your health care team.

Contact information

Registration desk

Building 51 First floor, Room 1A109

Hours

  • Mon. Closed
  • Tue. Closed
  • Wed. 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Thu. Closed
  • Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

MyHealtheVet Coordinator

412-360-6838

Code 65074#

800-767-1750

My HealtheVet Coordinator

412-360-6447

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

Care we provide at VA Pittsburgh health care

My HealtheVet coordinators provide assistance with My HealtheVet by phone or in person. They can give you:

  • Answers to your questions about My HealtheVet
  • Help with in-person authentication (IPA), which is required for some features of My HealtheVet (also available in person)
  • Help resolving issues with your account

Nutrition, food, and dietary care

Our nutrition experts work closely with you and your care team to help make sure you’re getting the nutrition you need to get and stay as healthy as possible.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Schedule an appointment online

Care we provide at VA Pittsburgh health care

We offer information, resources, and counseling on:

  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Weight gain or loss
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Gastrointestinal surgery

Orthopedics

Common conditions: arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, tendon and ligament repair, joint replacement

Our orthopedists offer advanced care and treatment for issues related to muscles, bones and joints, including arthritis, disorders of the muscles and bones, tendon and ligament repair and joint replacement.

Contact information

Orthopedic Non-Surgical Clinic

Heinz Building 71 Second floor, pod 2

Orthopedic Non-Surgical Clinic

412-360-6700

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

Our orthopedics specialists use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Conditions they address include:

  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Sports injuries

Patient advocates

VA wants to make sure that you get the best possible care. If you need help finding care or getting problems resolved, please contact a patient advocate.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Our patient advocates work hard to make sure you receive the best possible care. They offer help with:

  • Patient concerns with the care team
  • Advocating for patient and family rights
  • Specialist advocacy for Former Prisoners of War, Minority Veterans, and OEF/OIF/OND transitioning Veterans

Learn more and connect with a patient advocate

Pharmacy

Our specialists provide a full range of services to help you get and understand your prescription medicines and supplies. You can refill VA prescriptions online, by phone or by mail.

Contact information

Pharmacy

Building 71 First floor

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Pharmacy

866-400-1242

Prescription refills

Building 71 First floor

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Prescription refills

412-822-3140

Safe medicine disposal drop off location

Community Living Center, Building 51

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Walk-ins accepted? No

  • New prescriptions available for in-person pick up
  • Refills online and by phone or mail
  • Safe disposal of medicines

Learn more about pharmacy services

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Common conditions: pain, stroke, brain injury, neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal problems, sports injuries, spinal cord injuries

If you’re living with a traumatic brain injury, amputation or other disability, our specialists offer support to help you improve your independence and quality of life, manage pain and stay healthy.

Contact information

Building 71 First floor

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

412-822-2111
Building 51 Ground floor

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

412-822-2111

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

  • Outpatient physical and occupational therapy
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Blind and low vision services
  • Traumatic brain injury/polytrauma services
  • Geriatric evaluation & management
  • Wheelchair and power mobility services

Podiatry

Common conditions: arthritis, bunions, diabetic foot care, foot deformities, skin and nail conditions

Our podiatry specialists evaluate and treat a wide range of injuries, diseases and disorders that affect your feet and ankles—from ingrown toenails to inflammation to diabetic foot ulcers.

Contact information

Building 71 Second floor

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Podiatry

412-822-3000

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

  • Arthritis care; foot and ankle fracture care
  • Repair of cartilage and torn tendons and ligaments
  • Injections to reduce pain and swelling
  • Joint arthroplasty and replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery; rehabilitation
  • Foot health maintenance, including bunion removal, resurfacing, and nail trimming

Primary care

Your VA primary care provider will work closely with you to plan for all the care you need to stay healthy and well throughout your life, including immunizations and vaccinations. They will also work with family members or caregivers who support you.

Contact information

Primary Care Services, Ambulatory Care Center

Building 71 Second floor

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Primary Care Services

412-822-3000

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. 

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

Schedule an appointment online

Primary care is offered at all VA Pittsburgh health care facilities. Your primary care team can help coordinate many other services as part of your care, including:

  • Labs and blood work
  • Mental health care
  • Women's health care
  • Radiology
  • Social services
  • Telehealth

Prosthetics and rehabilitation

We provide and help you use medical aids, hearing aids, state-of-the-art adaptive home equipment and other equipment to help you preserve and increase your mobility and independence.

Contact information

Prosthetics and prosthetics warehouse

Building 49 First floor, Room 1D111A

Hours

  • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Rehabilitation and prosthetics

412-822-3728

Orthotics clinic in ambulatory care center

Building 71 First floor, Room 1B119

Rehabilitation and prosthetics

412-822-2110

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? Yes

 Our prosthetics and sensory aids services include the following: 

  • Artificial limbs
  • Wheelchairs
  • Aids for the blind and hearing impaired
  • Adaptive equipment for vehicles; modifications to make the home handicapped accessible
  • Surgical implants
  • Other devices and services for mobility, dignity, and independence

Radiology

We use imaging to help screen for, diagnose, and treat illness and injury. We provide X-rays and other imaging technologies.

Contact information

Community Living Center

Building 51

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Radiology

412-360-6105

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

  • Xrays
  • Ultrasounds
  • Computer Tomography (CT)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Recreation and creative arts therapy

We offer a wide range of activities (arts and crafts, games, sports, exercise) that we can adapt to your needs.

Contact information

Veterans Recovery Center, Community Living Center

Adult Day Health Care Building

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Recreation and creative arts therapy

412-822-3080

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Care we provide at VA Pittsburgh health care

Recreation and Creative Arts Therapists (Art, Dance Movement, Drama, Music) conduct consult-driven assessments and provide inpatient, outpatient, and telehealth therapeutic interventions with Veterans. Therapist and Veterans collaborate on therapeutic goals to maintain/improve quality of life by identifying core problems, managing symptoms, and rehabilitating to the greatest extent possible. Our services include: 

  • Dance Movement Therapy for eating disorders, trauma including military sexual trauma, moral injury, pain & mood management
  • Drama Therapy for memory care, gender transition, behavioral challenges, pain & mood management
  • Music Therapy for hospice/palliative care, memory care, substance abuse, aphasia, sleep disorders, pain & mood management, adaptive music instruction
  • Recreation Therapy including adaptive sports, leisure education counseling, life skills management, social skills counseling, community integration/reintegration
  • Meaning recreation activities including cognitive skills maintenance, creative arts expression, physical exercise, and social activities

Registry exams

If you were exposed to toxic chemicals or other hazards during your military service, we offer you a free exam. This exam helps you identify potential health risks and helps us monitor issues so we can better serve you.

Contact information

Building 71

Primary Care, Pod 1

Environmental Health Coordinator

412-822-1707

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

Care we provide at VA Pittsburgh health care

Registry exams, services, and care coordination for Veterans exposed to environmental hazards such as:

  • Ionizing radiation
  • Agent Orange
  • Gulf War hazards
  • Depleted Uranium (DU)
  • Toxic Embedded Fragment (shrapnel)
  • Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pits

Returning service member care

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.

Contact information

Second floor

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Returning service member care

412-822-2363

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

Care we provide at VA Pittsburgh

We can help you access service and benefit programs tailored to the needs of returning service members, including:

  • Polytrauma care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Mental health care
  • Counseling
  • Family benefits counseling
  • Referral assistance

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Spinal cord injuries and disorders

If you have a spinal cord injury or disorder, our specialists provide coordinated care throughout your life. We work to help you achieve your goals for independence, productivity and quality of life.

Contact information

Ambulatory Care Center

Second floor

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. Closed
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Spinal cord injury and disorders

412-822-3000

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

  • Primary care for spinal-cord-injured patients
  • Additional support for spinal-cord-injured patients

Telehealth

With VA telehealth, you can get care from your health providers without having to travel. Get checkups and treatment, talk about your care and more—from home or elsewhere.

Contact information

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Telehealth

412-822-2222

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

We use the latest in secure digital technology to provide remote visits with health care providers. Our telehealth technologies include video conferencing, home telehealth (which lets you send us vital health information, like blood pressure readings, over the phone or internet), and store-and-forward telehealth (which helps you send your health information to experts at VA facilities using secure technology). We offer telehealth visits with providers in these fields:

  • Mental health 
  • Retinal care 
  • Dermatology 
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Primary care

Travel reimbursement

If you have to travel far for care, we may be able to reimburse (repay) you for travel expenses. We can also help arrange transportation for getting to and from your VA appointment.

Contact information

Patient Registration

Building 71

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Travel reimbursement

412-822-2040

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

You can sign up for a travel reimbursement service by visiting the agent cashier at the University Drive or Heinz campus, or at the check-in desk at our outpatient clinics. Our travel reimbursement services include:

  • Round-trip transportation services from your home to our facility (beneficiary travel)
  • Mileage reimbursement debit card

Learn more about whether you qualify for the VA Beneficiary Travel program

Urology

Common conditions: prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, urinary disorders

We offer understanding and advanced care and treatment to Veterans with conditions that affect the male urinary and reproductive systems and the female urinary system. 

Contact information

Primary care area

2nd floor
Select Tuesdays monthly, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Urology

412-360-6700

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

We offer various urology procedures, including minimally invasive and robotic procedures for diseases affecting:

  • The kidneys
  • The bladder
  • The urethra 
  • The male reproductive organs

Vocational rehabilitation and employment programs

We can help you reach your job and career goals with one-on-one support, counseling, and training.

Contact information

Veterans Recovery Center

Building 69 First floor

Veterans Recovery Center

412-822-3815

Veterans Recovery Center

412-822-1287

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

Our Compensated Work Therapy programs help you throughout the employment process, from identifying your skills and abilities to finding and keeping a job. We coach and assist you with employment applications, resumes, interviewing and workplace skills. All Veterans enrolled in VA health care are eligible for vocational services. What are vocational services? Programs tailored to your skills, experience, abilities and interests, career counseling, workshops and training, including:

  • Skills and abilities testing
  • Real-world placements to assess skills, abilities and interests
  • Workplace survival skills
  • One-on-one counseling
  • Strategies to find and keep a job
  • Call-in Vocational Services Open Briefing:
    • Every Tuesday at 9 a.m.
    • Call 412-822-1277 or 412-822-1286 to participate
    • Open to all Veterans

Contact us for specific information on Compensated Work Therapy and Transitional Housing programs offered at VA Pittsburgh.

Learn more about VA VR&E programs

Wheelchair and mobility

Common conditions: lightweight manual

We provide support and assistive devices, including wheelchairs, scooters, walkers and canes, to help you preserve and increase your mobility.

Contact information

Ambulatory Care Center

Building 71 Room 1B100

Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

You can visit our wheelchair and mobility clinic to be evaluated for mobility devices that meet your needs. If you’re already a patient at VA Pittsburgh, you don’t need a primary care referral.

Care we provide at VA Pittsburgh health care 

Comprehensive adaptive mobility devices products inservices including:

  • Wheelchair training for functional and efficient mobility
  • Environmental control
  • Specialty Control Devices
  • Pressure mapping to identify areas of the body at highest risk of skin breakdown
  • Custom molded systems for fixed postural deformities

Women Veteran care

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.

Contact information

Building 71

Women Veteran care

412-822-3000

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Our women's health program offers women Veterans comprehensive care, including: 

  • Primary care
  • Gynecology
  • Maternity care, childbirth education classes, and postpartum support
  • Ultrasounds and mammograms
  • Mental health care and counseling
  • Lifestyle wellness services

Learn more and connect with a Women Veterans Program Manager

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