About the VA San Diego Healthcare System - VA San Diego Healthcare System
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VA San Diego Healthcare System


About the VA San Diego Healthcare System

The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) provides high quality health care with advanced technologies and a commitment to friendly, compassionate service to more than 86,000 Veterans in the San Diego and Imperial Valley counties, with 244,421 Veterans living in the area.

We provide medical, surgical, mental health, geriatric, spinal cord injury, and advanced rehabilitation services. VASDHS has 296 authorized beds, including skilled nursing beds and operates several regional referral programs including cardiovascular surgery and spinal cord injury. The facility also supports three Vet Centers at the following locations: Chula Vista, San Diego, and San Marcos.

We are affiliated with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and provide training for 1,376 medical interns, residents and fellows, as well as 573 other clinical trainees, in areas such as nursing, pharmacy, dental and dietetics.  VASDHS has one of the largest research programs in the VA nationally with a budget of $44.3 million (FY 2019), 211 principal investigators, and 676 projects.

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

In addition to our main facility in San Diego, we offer services in six community-based outpatient clinics.  These clinics are located in -


Honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.


VHA will continue to be the benchmark of excellence and value in health care and benefits by providing exemplary services that are both patient centered and evidence based.

This care will be delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning, discovery and continuous improvement.

It will emphasize prevention and population health and contribute to the nation’s well-being through education, research and service in National emergencies.

Core Values

Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.

Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.