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V.A. - Providing Health Care for Veterans

The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at ~1,298 health care facilities, including ~171 medical centers and ~1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving ~9 million enrolled Veterans each year.  

Affordable Care Act

Find out how the new health care law affects Veterans’ health care at VA.

Read about the Affordable Care Act »

Mental Health

VA has a variety of mental health resources, information, treatment options, and more — all accessible to Veterans, Veterans’ supporters, and the general public. Explore the pages below to learn more about a specific mental health topic or to find information specifically tailored to your needs.

Click here to go to VA Mental Health site

Crisis Hotline

Launched in 2007, the Veterans Crisis Line started with 14 trained responders working out of a call center in Canandaigua, N.Y. It’s grown to include an online chat and text service with 500 responders in three call center locations. Because many respondents are Veterans, they’re familiar with the challenges Veterans face.

Continuing care after the call, chat, or text, Veterans Crisis Line responders can refer Veterans to a local suicide prevention coordinator (SPC). Available in each VA medical center across the country, SPCs can connect Veterans to the counseling and services they need.

Respondents are also available 24/7 to help active-duty service members and their families and friends through a crisis through the Military Crisis Line. Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, along with their loved ones, can Dial 988 and Press 1, chat online at, or send a text to 838255 to receive free, confidential support.

Our main campus provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health, dental services, vision care (ophthalmology and optometry), neurology, nutrition counseling, foot care (podiatry), and more. Below, you’ll find our address and hours, parking and transportation information, and the other health services we offer at Orlando VA Medical Center.


13800 Veterans Way
Orlando, FL 32827-5812

Phone numbers

Main phone: 407-631-1000

VA health connect: 877-741-3400

Mental health care: 407-631-2050

Call Non-VA Care within 24 hours upon checking into the nearest Emergency room.

Non-VA Care phone number: 407-646-4000

Orlando VA Medical Center

Clinical hours: Mon. - Sun.: 24/7 | Parking Cost: Free

Wheelchair availability: Orlando VA Medical Center campus has wheelchairs upon arrival for patients who need them to access the building.

Shuttle services & Local transportation services: Coming soon!

Other services: Coming soon!

Beneficiary travel:

Beneficiary travel benefits include round-trip transportation from your home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transport.

VA Health News

Here are some warning signs that can help you recognize when to seek assistance for your loved one. Families and friends can support a Veteran thinking of suicide. [...]

Don’t let your brain health slip your mind

Women Veterans need to know about common signs of brain health concerns and know the resources VA provides. [...]

Women's History Month: VA’s National Oncology Program highlights female doctors breaking new ground in how VA treats breast cancer. Meet Dr. Sarah Colonna. [...]

Veteran uses PTSD Coach app to cope

Veteran Army Captain John Kirby IV used the PTSD Coach app to cope, and helps other Veterans do the same. [...]

A group of Orlando caregivers enjoyed an afternoon of camaraderie and painting on canvas. [...]

National Salute to Veteran Patients Week

During National Salute to Veteran Patients week, VA pays tribute to the men and women who protect and preserve all we hold dear as Americans. [...]

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Military stuff

Military Times
- Leo Shane III, Molly Weisner
Dept. of Veterans Affairs, union spar over staffing

VA officials said hiring and retention levels are at record highs, but workers groups say even more staff is needed to keep up. [...]

- Jessica Edwards
Remains of soldier held captive in Korean War identified

Army Pfc. Harry J. Hartmann was reported missing in action on Nov. 2, 1950 during fighting near Unsan, North Korea. [...]

- Suzane L. Bricker, HigherEdMilitary
Which college majors are student veterans pursuing and why?

Many of the veterans who pursue a four-year degree are choosing majors similar to non-veteran students. [...]

- Jessica Edwards
Remains of WWII soldier killed in Germany identified

Army Tech Sgt. Matthew L. McKeon will be buried in San Diego, California. [...]

- Leo Shane III
This week in Congress: SecDef defends the White House budget

Defense and veterans hearings on Capitol Hill for the week of March 20, 2023. [...]

- Leo Shane III
VA to change its motto, dropping male-only language

The new statement will note VA's goal is "to care for those who have served in our nation’s military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors.” [...]

- Leo Shane III
VA plans to deploy new health records to more sites in June

The program has been delayed since last fall because of problems with software reliability and staff training. [...]

- Leo Shane III
GOP senator blocks Biden nominee to force answers from VA

Sen. Chuck Grassley said he is upset with both VA leadership and the nominee to oversee department benefits operations. [...]