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.
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.
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 838255 to receive free, confidential support., or send a text to
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.
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 benefits include round-trip transportation from your home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transport.
Extending physical therapy in more VA facilities reduces wait times and increases Veteran care and quality of life. [...]
Central Alabama VA and the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention have a revitalized mental health residential rehabilitation treatment program. [...]
The “My Life, My Story” project provides a window into patients’ lives, letting nurses and doctors know Veterans on a personal level. [...]
VA and The Rockefeller Foundation are working together to promote healthy eating habits and food security. [...]
Community leaders and VA employees from 46 facilities come together to explore the current and future state of perinatal care in VA. [...]
Air Force Veteran Walter Pinkney is the recipient of a simultaneous heart and kidney transplant, a groundbreaking multi-organ transplant surgery. [...]
VHA-Uber Health Connect offers a supplemental transportation option for Veterans and caregivers to access their health care. [...]
A Vietnam Veteran, who is also a chaplain, describes his life before and after Parkinson’s Disease. He's grateful to VA for his personalized care. [...]
A Great Day
With hours to go before the midnight deadline to fund the government, the Senate was also in for a rare weekend session and prepared to act next. [...]
Former participants in a popular Army education program worry they may be forced to delay their retirement plans after the discovery of an admin error. [...]
Currently, veterans lose half their monthly living stipend if they attend classes remotely. [...]
Daycare availability, military relocations and non-essential training will all be upended by the federal budget fight. [...]
Critics say defense and education officials need more coordination to improve the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. [...]
Nearly 100,000 cases were delayed because of technical problems with the VA's web site software. [...]
About 1.3 million active-duty troops could see paychecks delayed by a government shutdown. [...]
The department is launching a new outreach effort to help veterans spot potential fraud before they become victims. [...]