Minority Veterans Program - VA San Diego Healthcare System
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VA San Diego Healthcare System


Minority Veterans Program

VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) is dedicated to ensuring all Veterans are treated fairly and receive the best quality care regardless of race, origin, religion, or gender.  The goal of the VASDHS' Minority Veterans Program is to increase local awareness of minority Veteran related issues and develop strategies for increasing their participation in existing VA benefits programs for eligible Veterans.

What Do We Provide?

  • Coordinate efforts to ensure minority Veterans are provided with quality care and services, while being treated with dignity and respect.
  • Address issues and concerns of minority Veterans with regards to VA services and benefits.
  • Increase local awareness and access of minority Veterans to health care and programs offered at VA facilities.
  • Work closely with community and Veteran organizations through outreach to help minority Veterans in the community who are not connected to the VA system.

Who Do We Serve?

The VASDHS Minority Veterans Program services all Veterans including but not limited to:

  • African-Americans
  • Asian-Americans
  • Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Native Americans, including:
    • American Indians
    • Alaskan Natives
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT)

Who Do I Contact?

If you would like more information about the VASDHS Minority Veterans Program, please contact our MVPC, listed below:

Barbara Pepi
Minority Veterans Program Coordinator (MVPC)
VA San Diego Healthcare System (00E)
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161
Phone: (858) 642-1294
Cell: (858) 232-1982

Contact Info


  • San Diego VAMC

Contact Number(s)

  • 858-642-1294

Hours of Operation

  • M - F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.