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VA San Diego eScreening Program Selected as Shark Tank Finalist

eScreening is an idea which has cultivated for a decade and is now spreading rapidly as a VA-wide best practice.

eScreening on cell phone.

Free Flu Shots for Eligible Veterans

Free seasonal flu shots for all enrolled Veterans in the VA health care are available from September 26 - December 30, 2022, at the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and community clinics.

Male Veteran and a nurse during flu vaccination.

VA San Diego: A Resource for Recovery

“If you are a Veteran having thoughts of suicide, the VA is here to help you,” said Vic Martin, a Navy Veteran who sought help after nearly taking his life and now is providing services to help get Veterans back on track.

Male veteran holding a cellphone

New VA San Diego Trolley Pathway

There's a new way to get from the trolley stop to the main entrance of VA San Diego!

Trolley Path Diagram

VA San Diego Healthcare System Director Retires

After a long and eventful career serving Veterans, Robert M. Smith, MD, VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) Director and Chief Executive Officer, will retire at the end of June.

Dr. Smith retires

San Diego VA Medical Center to be Renamed

On March 14, President Biden signed into law H.R. 3665, designating the San Diego VA Medical Center as the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and supporting the designation of a prominent space within the facility to honor Kathleen Bruyere.

exterior photo of san diego vamc

Vets Seeing More Flexibility and Better Care with Hospital in Home Initiative

Fannie Hatcher loved the convenience of the VA San Diego Healthcare System’s Hospital in Home Initiative. Rather than taking her Veteran husband to appointments at the San Diego VA Medical Center in La Jolla, she saves time and effort by having the health care team visit their home.

female nurse looking at male patient during in-home visit

A Brief History of VA San Diego Healthcare System

At 400,000 square feet, it was one of the largest facilities in the San Diego area at the time and one of the most architecturally advanced in the world.

exterior building photo

Just launched: all-new VA San Diego website

Great news! VA San Diego Healthcare System has just launched a new website that gives you better service and an easier online experience.

new website photo for vasdhs

VA San Diego to Open Kearny Mesa Clinic

VA San Diego Healthcare System will officially transition health care services from its current Mission Valley location to the new Kearny Mesa VA Clinic with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony in November.

exterior photo of the Kearny Mesa VA Clinic