Philadelphia VA Medical Center

About Philadelphia VAMC

The Philadelphia VA Medical Center provides health care to the city of Philadelphia and the six surrounding counties located in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. The Philadelphia VAMC is part of the larger VA Healthcare Network, particularly VISN 4. This facility also serves as an acute referral center for VA health care facilities in Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Southern New Jersey. Over 90,000 veterans receive their health care services from Philadelphia VAMC from more than 2,000 employees. The medical center contains 145 acute care beds and 135 nursing home beds located in the Philadelphia Veterans Community Living Center. For those veterans in the outlaying areas, or not within close proximity to the Philadelphia VAMC, the center oversees four community-based outpatient clinics in the surrounding cities to provide veterans with basic medical care, physical exams, prescriptions, and referrals. The Philadelphia VAMC has been distinguished with several National Research Centers of Excellence awards in a variety of specialties and departments. The center is also one of 21 polytrauma rehabilitation network sites, as well as being home to the National Center for Homelessness among veterans. The medical center has acquired an operating budget of more than $380 million with a focus on mission areas that include providing health care, conducting medical research, training future health care professionals, and preparing to serve in the event of emergency or crisis situation.

Services

Services provided at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center are extensive and include several departments and specialties including:
  • Geriatrics and extended care
  • Mental health
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pharmacy services
  • Physical medicine
  • In-patient rehabilitation program
  • Polytrauma
  • Primary care
  • Research
  • Sleep center
  • Surgical specialties such as neurology, radiation, oncology, and audiology
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Women’s health
In addition to these medical services the Philadelphia VAMC is also affiliated with numerous allied health schools including the University of Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia VAMC provides comprehensive surgical, medical and psychiatric care providing research through education. These affiliations also provide veterans with special emphasis programs including rehabilitative care and alcohol and drug dependence programs.

Location

The Philadelphia VA Medical Center is located at: 3900 Woodland Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 For more information regarding services or enrollment please call 215.823.5800
References: Philadelphia VAMC—About  Philadelphia VAMC—Services