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VA San Diego Healthcare System

Primary Care: Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT)

Primary Care appointments: 1-800-331-8387 extension 7475

Primary Care/PACT is a team of caregivers (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, etc) who work together with patients to provide comprehensive medical care.

Your team includes:

  • YOU - Veterans are the most important member of the Team
  • Registered Nurse
  • Primary Care Provider
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse                       

     Extended Team:

  • Social Worker
  • Pharmacist
  • Mental Health Practitioner
  • Dietitian
  • Specialists

To make your first primary care visit go smoothly, please check out this link: First Primary Care Visit Helpful Tips (pdf)

Services include:

  • preventive care (includes wellness, immunizations, lab screening)
  • diagnosis treatment
  • medication management
  • referral to specialists
  • pharmacy services
  • nutrition services

Access Clinic

Access Clinic appointments or information: 1-800-331-8387 extension 1133

The Access primary care team provides specialized and preventive medical care for patients with the following conditions:

  • Diabetes: Type 1 and complex Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancer and blood disorders
  • HIV infection
  • Dialysis patients
  • Complex lung diseases

The Access primary care team provides care at the VA Medical Center in La Jolla.


Women's Clinic

Women’s Clinic information: (619) 400-5087

Women’s Clinic appointments: 1-800-331-8387 extension 7475

The Women’s Clinic primary care team provides medical and gynecological care for women including general medicine, pap tests, mammography, contraception, sexually-transmitted disease testing, and menopause management. Women’s Clinic primary care is available at the VA Medical Center and at the Mission Valley Clinic.