United States Department of Veterans Affairs

VA San Diego Healthcare System

Spinal Cord Injury Center

The Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center provides care to Veterans and active duty personnel with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders (SCI/D) in San Diego and Imperial Counties, Arizona, and Southern Nevada.  VA San Diego is the hub (referral) SCI Center for Prescott, Tucson, and Phoenix VA Spoke Clinics and also receives Veterans and active duty personnel referred from the Las Vegas and Loma Linda VA Spoke Clinic.

Location:  1st Floor, East Side of the Medical Center

Phone:  (858) 642-3117

Office Hours:     Monday - Friday

7:45 am - 4:15 pm

Admissions and Consultations:

  • For Veterans or Active Duty Service Members with newly acquired SCI/D, see Admission Criteria or call 858-642-3185/858-642-4396.
  • For Veterans with SCI/D not yet served by the SCI Center (inpatient or outpatient primary care), submit a CPRS Consult for SCI Inpatient or Outpatient Care, or call 858-642-4396.

Services include:

SCI Inpatient Unit – 28 beds (1 East) - (858) 552-7453

  • Acute (non-telemetry/ICU) care for new injuries
  • Comprehensive acute SCI/D rehabilitation (CARF accredited)
  • Acute med-surg care for Veterans with chronic SCI/D
  • Annual evaluation/check-up admissions for SCI/D Veteran

SCI Outpatient Services (1 East) - (858) 552-7512

  • Primary Care Clinic for lifetime care of Veterans with SCI/D
  • Consultation services for Veterans with multiple sclerosis

SCI Psychology Services (1 East) – (858) 552-8585 x2886

  • Inpatient and outpatient services
  • Family/caregiver support/consultation

SCI Social Work Services (1 East)

  • Inpatient services – (858) 552-8585 x1011
  • Outpatient and homecare services – (858) 552-8585 x3177

SCI Homecare Program - (858 ) 642-3106

SCI Therapy Services - (858) 642-3161

  • Inpatient and outpatient services
  • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation

SCI Vocational Rehabilitation (available via referral POC) - (858) 642-3184

SCI GU Services (1 East)(858) 642-3113

  • Videourodynamics and flexible cystoscopy
  • SCI GU consultation services and clinic


 A male Veteran on wheelchair talking to his physician  

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