October 2, 2023

Veterans World

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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 MilitaryCrisisLine.net, 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
PACT PT: Improving Veteran access to same-day physical therapy

Extending physical therapy in more VA facilities reduces wait times and increases Veteran care and quality of life. [...]

Central Alabama VA enhances mental health treatment program

Central Alabama VA and the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention have a revitalized mental health residential rehabilitation treatment program. [...]

“My Life, My Story” project helps Veterans reflect, heal

The “My Life, My Story” project provides a window into patients’ lives, letting nurses and doctors know Veterans on a personal level. [...]

VA and Rockefeller Foundation collaborate to expand access to food for Veterans

VA and The Rockefeller Foundation are working together to promote healthy eating habits and food security. [...]

Maternal Health Summit: Perinatal care for Veterans

Community leaders and VA employees from 46 facilities come together to explore the current and future state of perinatal care in VA. [...]

Houston VA performs first multi-organ transplant involving the heart

Air Force Veteran Walter Pinkney is the recipient of a simultaneous heart and kidney transplant, a groundbreaking multi-organ transplant surgery. [...]

VA grant funding helping prevent Veteran suicides

VA's suicide prevention grant program awarded $52.5 million to 80 organizations that provide or coordinate suicide prevention services for Veterans and their families. [...]

VHA-Uber Health Connect expands Veterans’ access to transportation

VHA-Uber Health Connect offers a supplemental transportation option for Veterans and caregivers to access their health care. [...]

Screening and diagnosing lung cancer early

Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer among Veterans with nearly 900,000 Veterans who may be eligible for lung cancer screening. [...]

Vietnam Veteran’s journey with Parkinson’s Disease

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. [...]

Great Day

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A Great Day

Military stuff

Military Times
- Lisa Mascaro, Kevin Freking, Stephen Groves, The Associated Press
House passes a 45-day funding plan, sends it to Senate as clock ticks

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. [...]

- Jaime Moore-Carrillo
Soldiers worry that ROTC admin error could upend retirement plans

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. [...]

- Leo Shane III
Plan would boost GI Bill payouts for students in online summer classes

Currently, veterans lose half their monthly living stipend if they attend classes remotely. [...]

- Karen Jowers, Leo Shane III
Government shutdown set to disrupt military, VA services

Daycare availability, military relocations and non-essential training will all be upended by the federal budget fight. [...]

- Leo Shane III
Bill would ease federal loan forgiveness process for troops, vets

Critics say defense and education officials need more coordination to improve the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. [...]

- Leo Shane III
Lawmakers demand accountability after VA loses track of vets’ claims

Nearly 100,000 cases were delayed because of technical problems with the VA's web site software. [...]

- Leo Shane III
White House: Shutdown would harm military pay and national security

About 1.3 million active-duty troops could see paychecks delayed by a government shutdown. [...]

- Leo Shane III
VA officials sound alarm on uptick in veterans benefits scams

The department is launching a new outreach effort to help veterans spot potential fraud before they become victims. [...]