Austin VA Clinic | VA Central Texas health care | Veterans Affairs (2022)

Our stand-alone multispecialty clinic offers primary care and specialty health services, including a chiropractic clinic, vision care (optometry), dentistry, oncology, treatment for traumatic brain injuries (TBI), foot care (podiatry), and more. Below, you’ll find our address and hours, parking and transportation information, and the health services we offer at our Austin VA Clinic.

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Pharmacy

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

7901 Metropolis Drive

Austin, TX 78744-3111

Phone numbers

Main phone: 800-423-2111

VA health connect: 833-284-7212

Mental health care: 512-823-4040

Clinical hours

  • Mon:8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue:8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed:8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu:8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri:8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed

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Cost: Free

Wheelchair availability: Wheelchairs are available 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 yourcounty

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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

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Health services offered here

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Amputation care

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

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

If you've had a major limb removed, our specialists can create a health care plan to help you to live independently. Our support services include:

  • Physical, occupational, and recreational therapy
  • Nutrition, wellness, and mental health counseling
  • Prosthetic support to help you choose your artificial limb and use it effectively
  • Limb loss education and training to help you with daily living, like coping techniques, mobility tips, driving skills, and scar care
  • Medical and surgical consultations with other specialties

Learn more about the VA amputation system of care

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Audiology and speech

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

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

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our Audiology and Speech Pathology clinic provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services, VA compensation and pension examinations, and screening for employee hearing conservation. We offer a full range of audiology and speech pathology services like:

  • Hearing and balance evaluations
  • Selection, management, and repair of hearing aids and assistive listening device assessments
  • Evaluation, programming, and management of cochlear implants and bone-anchored implants
  • Evaluation and treatment for auditory processing disorder
  • Services that help with speech, language, fluency, voice, cognitive communication, swallowing, stuttering, and laryngectomy (surgical removal of the larynx, which contains your vocal cords)

Learn more about VA hearing aids

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

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?Yes

Walk-ins accepted?No

  • COVID-19 vaccines for eligible Veterans and staff

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at VA

Chiropractic

Chiropractors work closely with your health care team to diagnose and manage muscle and joint conditions, including problems in the back, neckand other areas.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Chiropractic care restores, improves, and maintains your function, activity, and health. We work with your primary care doctor and other specialty care providers to provide a complete health care plan for you. We offer many treatments, like:

  • Spinal manipulative therapy to relieve pressure on your joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function
  • Electrical stimulation therapy, which reduces pain by sending mild electrical pulses through your skin to help stimulate injured muscles or manipulate nerves
  • Soft-tissue mobilization, which uses gentle pressure or massage to relax tense muscles, reduce scar tissue, or stretch connective tissue

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-raysand fillings. We also provide specialty dental procedures like root canal, restorationsand dentures.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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?No

If you're eligible for VA dental care, we offer a full range of quality dental services like:

  • Routine exams and teeth cleaning
  • Restorative procedures, including fillings and crowns
  • Comprehensive surgical care, including extractions (pulling teeth) and oral cancer screening
  • Routine and advanced prosthodontic care, including bridges, dentures, and dental implants
  • Routine and advanced periodontal care, including root canals, gum treatments, and supporting bone care
  • Oral and facial reconstruction surgery to repair damage from traumatic injury or serious illness

Hematology/oncology

If you have a diagnosis of anemia, lymphoma, leukemiaor another blood cancer or disorder, we support you with expert care and treatment.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

We offer a range of hematology and oncology services. You can arrange appointments and consultation through your primary care provider. Our hematology and oncology services include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Blood and platelet transfusions
  • Mediport flushes to clean and maintain the small medical appliance inserted under your skin, making it easier to inject drugs and draw blood
  • Evaluation and treatment of blood disorders and cancer
  • Dedicated outpatient infusion center, working closely with radiation oncology, interventional radiology, general surgery, diagnostics, palliative care, and social services
  • Bone marrow biopsies, to see whether your bone tissue is healthy and making a normal number of blood cells

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

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

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Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

We help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail. Contact one of our care coordinators to get help with:

  • Immediate food and shelter needs, including both transitional and permanent housing
  • Job training, life skills development, and education
  • Justice system navigation and community reentry from jail
  • Financial support to prevent homelessness
  • Addiction and depression treatment
  • Health and dental care

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

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

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our medical center and clinics provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a range of issues that may impact your mental health or emotional well-being. Our confidential outpatient services include individual and group therapy for:

  • Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety, addictive behaviors, and personality disorders
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Optometry

Common conditions: vision exams, prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses

Our optometrists offer you routine eye exams, preventive vision testingand treatment for conditions like glaucoma. We also provide prescriptions for eyeglasses and other assistive devices.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our optometrists provide many eye-related services and treatments like:

  • Vision services and eye exams
  • Treatment for diseases and injuries of the retina, cornea, and other parts of your eye
  • Low-vision services for conditions like macular degeneration that can't be corrected by glasses, surgery, or medication
  • Special eye exams for diabetic patients

Otolaryngology

Common conditions: balance issues, sinusitis, difficulty swallowing, obstructive sleep apnea, head and neck tumors

We provide a full range of care for Veterans who have problems that affect their ears, sinuses, adenoids, tonsilsand thyroid.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

We evaluate, diagnose, and treat a wide range of ear, nose, and throat conditions, like:

  • Nasal and sinus problems
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Throat, lymph node, thyroid, and parathyroid tumors and other conditions
  • Voice and swallowing disorders

Pain management

If you are in pain, we work with you and your health care team to find the best way to treat and manage it.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Acute (short-term) or chronic (long-lasting) pain can make it hard to enjoy life, but effective pain management can help. Our experts work with you, your primary care physician, and other specialists to create a plan to help you manage your pain and improve your quality of life. Our services include:

  • Chiropractic care to relieve pain without medication
  • Prescribing and supervising your use of medications
  • Teaching you skills that include meditation, mindfulness training, relaxation, yoga, and tai chi to help you manage your pain
  • Providing physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, biofeedback, and other compatible therapies

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

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our patient advocates work hard to make sure you receive the best possible care at our health care facilities. They can:

  • Help you get answers or address concerns with your care team
  • Advocate for patient and family rights
  • Serve as advocates for minority Veterans, women Veterans, and Veterans with disabilities
  • Offer specialized help to former prisoners of war and Veterans transitioning from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND)

Learn more and connect with apatient advocate

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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 painand stay healthy.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors and therapists focus on whole-body health. They can help you manage your pain, increase your independence, and improve your quality of life with services like:

  • Personalized therapy for your rehabilitation
  • Medication, stretching, and massage for short-term pain relief
  • Strengthening exercises and movement therapy to increase fitness and prevent future pain
  • Recreation therapy to create coping and social skills
  • Occupational therapy to improve coordination and balance, and help you manage life skills and everyday activities
  • Assessment and treatment of speech, language, and swallowing disorders

Physical therapy, occupational therapy and kinesiotherapy

Physical therapy, occupational therapyand kinesiotherapy can help restore movement and function if you have been disabled by injury or disease.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

If you're living with or recovering from an injury, illness, or chronic condition that limits your mobility and independence, we can help. Our physical, occupational, and movement therapists combine therapeutic exercise, counseling, education, and training to help you improve your health and quality of life. Our services include:

  • Pain relief and joint mobilization
  • Movement and exercise therapies to improve your strength, endurance, balance, and coordination
  • Mobility assessment and training with wheelchairs, scooters, and walking devices
  • Life skills training and activities to help you maintain the highest level of independence and functionality
  • Aquatic therapy to manage chronic pain
  • Evaluation and treatment for a wide range of medical, orthopedic, psychosocial, and neurological conditions

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, diseasesand disorders that affect your feet and ankles—from ingrown toenails to inflammation to diabetic foot ulcers.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

After years of walking, running, marching, jumping, rappelling, and parachuting, many Veterans experience trouble with their feet and ankles. We can help treat those problems so you can continue to enjoy an active lifestyle. Our podiatry services include:

  • Arthritis care for inflamed, swollen, or damaged joints
  • Foot and ankle fracture treatment, repair of cartilage, torn tendons and ligaments
  • Injections to reduce pain and swelling
  • Joint arthroplasty (surgical repair or reconstruction) and replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Foot health maintenance procedures (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 withfamily members or caregivers who support you.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

A strong network of family and internal medicine specialists and services can offer you the best possible care. Internal medicine doctors (internists) prevent, diagnose, and treat adult diseases. Doctors who specialize in family medicine provide primary health care to the entire family. Your primary care team can coordinate the many services you receive such as:

  • 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 equipmentand other equipment to help you preserve and increase your mobility and independence.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

VA is the world's largest and most comprehensive provider of sensory aides and prosthetic devices. Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system and referred by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician can receive a full range of services and equipment like:

  • Artificial limbs and surgical implants, including artificial joints and pacemakers
  • Wheelchairs and other medical devices
  • Aids for Veterans who are blind, have low vision, or are hearing impaired
  • Adaptive equipment and modifications to make your vehicle or home more accessible
  • Other devices and services to help increase your mobility, dignity, and independence
  • Clothing allowance for Veterans with devices that damage their clothing

Radiology

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

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

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Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

We offer radiology and imaging services to diagnose and treat many medical conditions. Our services include:

  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Mammography (mammograms)
  • 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

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our therapies promote your independence and enhance your health and well-being if you're a Veteran with an injury, chronic (long-lasting) illness, or disabling condition. After your primary health care provider gives you a referral, a recreation therapist will develop treatment goals for you.

  • Recreation and creative arts therapy provides services and activities that include:
  • Animal interaction
  • Music, art, and crafts
  • Community outings
  • Exercise, sports, and games
  • Gardening and leisure education

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 withprograms like mental health services and education and career counseling.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

We can help you readjust to civilian life if you're returning from military service, on active duty, or an activated National Guard or Reserve member. Talk to one of our care coordinators about how to best use your health care benefits.

  • Polytrauma care (if you have multiple traumatic injuries)
  • Counseling and rehabilitation
  • Mental and behavioral health services
  • Family benefits counseling and assistance
  • Referral assistance

Learn more and connect with a coordinator

Social workers are here to help Veterans, familiesand caregiverswith almost any need, from help with finances or housing to questions about treatment to just feeling overwhelmed. We are here for you.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Social work is integral to health care. We can help you and your family manage stress-related problems due to injury or illness, and find VA community resources to meet your needs like:

  • Home health services
  • Legal services
  • Transportation
  • Community living

Suicide prevention

Call our Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 (select 1) for free, private help anytime 24/7. Our local suicide prevention coordinators can also connect you with ongoing counseling and services.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

We work with behavioral health providers and community organizations to help you and your family during times of crisis. We offer:

  • Suicide prevention care coordinators
  • Suicide prevention case managers
  • Gun safety locks

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

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 needssuch asdisease screenings, mental health treatment, recovery from military sexual trauma, maternity careand female-specific medical equipment.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 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.

Phone

800-423-2111

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our women's health program offers complete health care for women Veterans of all ages. Our primary care providers specialize in women's health. They work closely with specialists in gynecology, obstetrics, female urology, oncology, medicine, radiology, surgery, and breast illness. Our services for women Veterans include:

  • Ultrasounds, mammograms, Pap and HPV tests
  • Mental health care and counseling
  • Lifestyle wellness services
  • Menopause treatment, including hormonal therapy
  • Family planning, contraceptive care, and infertility evaluation

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

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