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VA San Diego Healthcare System

Local Features

ribbon cuttingSan Diego VAMC Emergency Department Remodel
VASDHS celebrated the Emergency Department remodeling project on April 15, with the addition of 4,000 square feet to the existing space, to improve patient flow and reduce wait times.
2016 Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality logoVASDHS is a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality
VASDHS has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender civil rights organization.
huey helicopterVietnam Veterans to be honored at Ceremony
Vietnam War Veterans are invited to a free ceremony to recognize, honor and thank them for their service. The commemorative event will be held on March 29, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Scottish Rite Event Center.
Profile picture of Bob GunnoeVolunteer honors Veterans
Although Gunnoe isn’t a Veteran, he believes volunteering at the VA has enriched his life and allows him to give back to his community. “Veterans need and deserve all the help we can give them,” he said.
physician taking notes, holding a pen and clipboardVASDHS awarded new physician resident positions
Leaders at the VA San Diego Healthcare System learned on November 9, that they have been awarded new physician residency positions by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations.
DAV van driver holding the door for a VeteranDAV Volunteer Drivers needed
The DAV drivers, all volunteers, are the backbone of the operation. The door-to-door service covers the greater San Diego area from South Bay to North County, including Oceanside, Escondido, and El Centro.
female patient receiving flu shotFree Seasonal Flu Shots for Enrolled Veterans
VA San Diego Healthcare System offers FREE flu shots for all enrolled Veterans, October 5, 2015 to December 30, 2015. Patients with a scheduled appointment will be given flu vaccine during their clinic appointment.
VA chula vista clinic signNew Location for VA Chula Vista Clinic Announced
VA San Diego Healthcare System is pleased to announce that we have signed a lease for an interim clinic in Chula Vista until a permanent clinic that will triple in size can be constructed.
8th Annual National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic flyer8th Annual National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic
VASDHS will host the Eighth National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego, September 13 – 18, which will include innovative adaptive sporting events such as sailing, kayaking, surfing, cycling, rowing, and archery.
gluten-free text on green backgroundCan You Lose Weight on a Gluten-Free Diet?
More Americans are cutting back on their consumption of foods with gluten than ever before. According to recent market research by the NPD Group, this is around 70 million people, or nearly 29 percent of adult Americans.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A doctor visits a patient in his home and takes his hand. Sharing Advantages of VA Home Based Care
When a VA doctor read a letter in the paper that it was almost impossible for a primary care doctor to truly connect with patients and their families, he shares VA is able to do just that.
Black and white image of Veteran Patient standing with a implanted prosthetic, a close up of the legs and wheel chair.Surgical Implant Prosthesis for Veteran Amputees
Prosthesis devices for Veteran amputees took a giant step this year with the development of a prosthetic leg that is surgically implanted. A Veteran in the trial says, “I can feel the ground again.”
Veteran patient working with a member of Voluntary ServicesMarking 70 Years of Volunteers Serving Veterans
One of the most important things we give each other is our attention. VA’s Volunteers have been doing this for 70 years. This week we salute and thank them for their dedication.
A Veteran in a wheelchair poses next to an accessible ramp to his houseOccupational Therapists in Home Based Primary Care
As key team members in Home Based Primary Care, VA's Occupational Therapists make it possible for home-bound Veterans with complex health care needs to enjoy meaningful lives.
A man captures a pencil rubbing of a Servicemember's name engraved on the Vietnam WallVA Honors Vietnam Vets for Service and Sacrifice
VA is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam on March 29 with Vietnam Veterans Day. It is a long-overdue opportunity to honor and thank our Vietnam Veterans.
A Veteran being treated by his VA doctorVeterans with Epilepsy: You are not alone
Over 300,000 US soldiers have been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury since 2000, many at risk for epilepsy. New VHA online videos show how Vets with epilepsy are able to live full, successful lives.
Image of female Airman tossing old uniforms into a firepit to be burnedWere you exposed to burn pits while deployed?
If you have experienced respiratory symptoms or health conditions that may be related to exposure to burn pits while deployed, you should register in the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.
A Veteran with TBI working with a therapist on the computerImprovements in Brain Injury Data Collection
The Department of Veteran Affairs Traumatic Brain Injury Registry monitors Veterans who may have a traumatic brain injury in order to provide early medical intervention. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.
VA Social Worker Maria Beltran speaking with a homeless VeteranHer Mission Rescuing Phoenix Homeless Veterans
Army Veteran Maria Beltran, one of six outreach coordinators at the Phoenix VA, spends her days trying to get homeless Veterans off the street and into a place they can call home.
Doctor peforming an eye exam on a male Veteran patientNational Access Stand Down
VA will not rest until we fix our system to better meet the health needs of those who need help the most. On February 27, VA will host “Stand Down #2: Road to MyAccess” at all VA Medical Centers.

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