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VA San Diego Healthcare System

Important Phone Numbers

VA San Diego Healthcare System (858) 552-8585
(800) 331-8387
Medical Center Telephone Operator  (858) 552-8585
(dial “0” from within the hospital)
Appointments (858) 552-7475 or (800) 331-8387 
Outpatient Clinics:  

Chula Vista Clinic
Escondido Clinic
Imperial Valley Clinic
Mission Valley Clinic
Oceanside Clinic
Sorrento Valley Clinic

(619) 409-1600
(760) 466-7020
(760) 352-1506
(619) 400-5000
(760) 643-2000
(858) 657-1980
Agent Cashier (858) 642-3449
Agent Orange Registry Program (858) 642-3995
Beneficiary Travel (858) 552-7575
Billing Office (VA Health Resource Center) (866) 802-6381
Caregiver Support Line (855) 260-3274
Chaplain/Pastoral Care (858) 642-3496
Comprehensive Women’s Clinic (Firm) (619) 400-5067
Dental Service (858) 552 -7525
Fee Basis (None VA Care) (858) 552-8585 ext. 1313
Former Prisoners of War Program (619) 400-5243
Gulf War Registry Program (858) 642-3995
Home Telehealth (858) 642-3687
Homeless Veterans Program (619) 400-5157
Hospital Ethics Advisory Team (858) 552-8585 ext. 7967
Incarcerated Veterans Program (619) 400-5168
Ionizing Radiation Registry Program (858) 642-3995
Joint Commission (Complaint Line) (800) 994-6610
Laboratory Services (858) 552-8585 ext. 3668
Lodger Unit (858) 642-1214
Lost and Found (858) 552-8585 ext. 3236
Medication Refills (Automated Telephone Refill Line) (858) 552-4390
Health Benefits & Enrollment (Member Service) (858) 552-7523
Minority Veterans Program (858) 642-1294
OEF/OIF/OND Care Management Team: (858) 642-3615
Mission Valley Clinic
Oceanside Clinic
(619) 400-5271
(760) 643-2079
Outpatient Pharmacy Service (858) 552-7450
Patient Advocate (858) 552-4392
Patient Education Resource Center (858) 552-7401
Pharmacy Service (858) 552-7450
Police (858) 642-3931
Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service (858) 552-7415
Psychiatric Emergency Clinic (858) 642-3391 or 7412
Public Affairs Office (858) 552-4373
Release of Information (858) 642-3661
Research Opportunities (858) 642-3657
Respite Care (Nursing home respite care) (858) 642-3671
Social Work Service (858) 552-7496
Spinal Cord Injury Center:  
Outpatient
Inpatient
(858) 642-3140
(858) 552-7453
TeleCare (24-hour Nurse Advice Line) (877) 252-4866
Transportation:  
Veterans Transportation Network
Public Transportation
858) 552-7470
511
(619) 233-3004
(619) 234-5005 TTY/TDD
VA Appointment & Information Center (858) 552-7475 or (800) 331-8387
Veterans Crisis Line (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) (619) 228-8050
Voluntary Service (858) 642-3267
WAVE Program (619) 228-8000
We CARE Program (877) 677-CARE (2273)
Women’s Trauma Recovery Program (619) 400-5189
Veteran Resources:  
American Combat Veterans of War (ACVOW)
American Legion
American Veterans (AMVETS )
Blinded Veterans Association
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Military Order of Purple Heart (MOPH)
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
(858) 552-7501
(858) 642-6452
(858) 552-8585 ext. 6453
(800) 669-7079
(858) 642-6454
(858) 642-6455
(800) 795-3585
(858) 642-6457
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
P.O. Box 6237
San Diego, CA 92166
(619) 553-2084
San Diego Regional Office
8810 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
(800) 827-1000
Call from your home and the call will be automatically routed to the nearest office. 
Vet Center - Chula Vista
180 Otay Lakes Road, Suite 108
Bonita, CA 91902
(877) 618-6534
Vet Center – San Diego
2790 Truxtun Road, Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92106 
(858) 642-1500
Vet Center – San Marcos
One Civic Center Drive, Suite 140
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-6914
National Resource Directory  www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov
 
Hospital Leadership:
Jeffrey T. Gering, FACHE
Director
(858) 552-8585 x3201
Cynthia Abair, MHA
Associate Director
(858) 552-8585 x3205
Robert M. Smith, MD
Chief of Staff/Medical Director
(858) 552-8585 x3241
Sandra Solem, PhD, RN
Associate Director/Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive
(858) 552-8585 x3839
Kathleen Kim, MD, MPH
Deputy Chief of Staff
(858) 552-8585 x3242
Wade Ebersole, MHA
Assistant Director
(858) 552-8585 x3839

For a number not listed above, or for additional information, please call the VA San Diego Healthcare System operator (see number listed above).