Explore West Palm Beach VA's diverse program offerings, which include patient health care, cutting-edge clinical research, and other specialties.
The Fisher House is open to families of hospitalized Veterans, Caregivers of Veterans who are receiving outpatient medical treatment and active duty military families who live 50 miles or more away from the treatment care.
Advance Care Planning
The goal of the Advance Care Planning Program is to encourage Veterans and their loved ones to participate in an informal discussion about their health care values, goals and preferences. Advance Care Planning is available to Veterans who are enrolled with the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center for health care services. We offer group sessions for interested Veterans and their families to learn more about their options.
Here are some questions to consider when planning for your healthcare future:
• Have you thought about completing an Advance Directive?
• Have you reviewed or updated your record for any changes to your Advance Directive?
• Who do you think will make medical decisions for you if you are not able?
Completing an Advance Directive can help reduce confusion and disagreements about medical care, especially during a crisis or when an unexpected life-threatening illness or injury occurs.
We offer group sessions for Veterans and their families to learn more about their options.
• Veterans are encouraged to bring a trusted loved one/friend
• Veterans do NOT have to complete an Advance Directive as a result of group attendance
• Veterans can attend even if they already have a Living Will or Advance Directive
• Copays are exempted - there is no charge to attend even if you normally make visit copays
During the planning session we will discuss:
• Which treatments may or may not be right for you;
• Who can make decisions for you in the event you are unable to speak for yourself;
• Preferences for treatment at the end of life or in a permanently unconscious state; and
• How to complete a Living Will or Advance Directive.
For more information, contact our Advanced Care Planning Coordinator at 561-422-8665
The BEE (Being Exceptional Everyday) award is a VA-sponsored program that recognizes and celebrates Nursing Service support staff who demonstrates excellence through their clinical skills and the extraordinary compassionate care they deliver everyday.
Nominate an extraordinary nursing assistant, health technician or surgical technician for the BEE Award!
Blind Rehabilitation Center
The Blind Rehabilitation Centers (BRC) are residential inpatient programs that provide comprehensive adjustment to blindness training and serve as a resource to a geographic area usually comprised of several states. BRCs offer a variety of skill courses designed to help blinded Veterans achieve a realistic level of independence.
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses everyday. West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing our selected nurses with this special honor each quarter. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.
Never underestimate the value of being prepared for a natural disaster. The VA is here to help you, but the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics are not emergency shelters. In the event of a major impact, the VA Community Clinics may be closed for extended periods of time. Take the time to prepare yourself and your family. Veterans are advised to follow any evacuation orders.
If you have an upcoming imaging procedure (Cat scan, MRI) here is a quick reference guide for all associated procedures. Please select from the procedures below to see the instructions required for your appointment.
The VA MISSION Act went into effect June of 2019. With the Act, Veterans can expect better access and greater choice in their health care, whether they receive it at VA or through a community provider.
Learn Basic cooking skills and healthy cooking tips. Program highlights new recipes each week. Current virtual format includes pre-recorded cooking videos and live discussion with dietitian.
Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT)
PACT is the cornerstone of the New Models of Care initiative that is intended to transform the way Veterans receive care. PACT assists VHA in transforming Veterans' care by providing patient-driven, proactive, personalized, team-based care focused on wellness and disease prevention resulting in improvements in Veteran satisfaction, improved healthcare outcomes, and costs. The PACT model is built on the well-known concept of the patient-centered medical home staffed by high-functioning teams.
The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center Strategic Plan provides an opportunity to evaluate our progress, assess our strengths and determine opportunities to enhance the services we deliver. With over 20 years of experience caring for Veterans in the West Palm Beach area, we have gained a considerable understanding of the needs of our Veterans, their caregivers, and the healthcare environment. This information serves as the foundation of our strategic plan and approach taken to guide the future of the facility.
Toxic Exposure Screening (PACT Act)
A toxic exposure screening supports your long-term health plan and ensures you receive informed, whole-health care. It’s a quick 5-10 minute screening to identify any potential exposures to toxins during your military service. We’ll connect you to additional resources if you have any concerns.
Whole Health is VA’s cutting-edge approach to care that supports your health and well-being. Whole Health centers around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. This means your health team will get to know you as a person, before working with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals. Find out how you can #LiveWholeHealth from home through VA’s ongoing self-care blog series. This series highlights Whole Health resources—such as video sessions for yoga or meditation—that you can follow along at home to live healthier and happier.