What is a VA hospital?
A VA hospital is a medical center that is responsible for the care of war veterans and retired military personnel. Patient advocates work at every facility to support patients and ensure the hospital meets their needs.
VA hospitals offer many services, including:
- Mental health treatment
- Physical therapy
- Critical care
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs oversees these hospitals, and the federal government funds them.
Why are VA hospitals important to healthcare?
VA hospitals are important to healthcare because they provide critical healthcare services to veterans. These services help veterans live longer, healthier lives. VA hospitals are also mindful of the veterans’ unique life experiences, helping them provide specialized, supportive care. VA hospitals also offer care at no cost for injuries related to service.