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San Diego VA Domiciliary

Our domiciliary (also known as the Aspire Center) provides state-of-the-art residential care to Veterans who need extended care and rehabilitation for recovery, health maintenance, improved quality of life, and a smooth transition back into their communities. Below, you’ll find our address and hours, parking and transportation information, and the other health services we offer at our San Diego VA Domiciliary.

Location and contact information


2121 San Diego Avenue, The Aspire Center
San Diego, CA 92110-2928

Phone numbers

Main phone:
Mental health care:

Clinical 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: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
San Diego VA Domiciliary

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Cost: Free

Wheelchair availability: Wheelchairs are available upon arrival for patients who need them to access the building.

The VA San Diego Healthcare System has three types of medical transportation services as follows:

  • Veterans Transportation Service (VTS):  858-552-7572.  Call 2-10 business days in advance to schedule rides. Free of charge.  No rules of eligibility apply.  VTS serves San Diego area and surrounding communities as far south as Chula Vista and as far east at El Cajon.  VTS can transport Veterans able to walk as well as those that uses canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs and powered scooters.  Vans are equipped with hydraulic lifts.
  • Special Mode Transportation:  858-552-7572 
    Specialized transportation for severely disabled Veterans.  Eligibility criteria apply.  For inquiries, call .
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV):  858-552-8585, ext. 57470.  Call two weeks in advance to schedule rides.  Free of charge.  No rules of eligibility apply.  DAV serves San Diego, El Centro, Oceanside and Escondido.  DAV can transport Veterans able to walk as well as those that use canes, crutches and walkers.  DAV vans are not equipped with hydraulic lifts and cannot transport Veterans in wheelchairs. 

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.

Community transportation resources

  • Metropolitan Transit Service (MTS):  
  • North County Lift Van: 
  • F.A.C.T. Transportation:  1-
  • Rides In Sight

Beneficiary travel

Beneficiary travel benefits include round-trip transportation from your home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transport.  Reimbursement of travel expenses related to appointments in the VA San Diego Healthcare System can be provided to Veterans meeting VA eligibility criteria.  To see if you qualify and for questions you may have, please call 858-552-7572.

Find out if you qualify for beneficiary travel benefits

Learn more. See ASPIRE Center's Fact Sheet for details.

For more information, see ASPIRE Center Tri-fold Brochure

Other services at VA San Diego health care

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