Brockton VA Medical Center – Veterans Affairs

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The Brockton Campus of the VA Boston Healthcare System provides primary care and specialty services, including inpatient and outpatient mental health, long-term nursing care, palliative and hospice care, spinal cord treatment, and more. The Women’s Health Center at Brockton offers women Veterans comprehensive healthcare services. Both the Homeless Veterans and Women Veterans programs are regional referral centers for Veterans throughout New England. The Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Unit offers specialized programs and respite care for Veterans with spinal cord injuries and disabilities.
Click on a topic for more details.
Flu season is here and the influenza vaccine can reduce your risk of associated illness and hospitalization, as well as minimize the spread of flu to vulnerable Veterans and loved ones.  Walk-In Flu Vaccination Clinics offer both regular flu vaccine and the adjuvanted formulation.
Learn more and see our flu shot clinic schedule.
Parking Cost: Free
Wheelchair availability: Wheelchairs are available upon arrival for patients who need them to access the building.
We offer COVID-19 testing on demand for Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care. Spouses and caregivers are not currently eligible for COVID-19 testing from VA.
There is no medical evaluation or treatment provided by the testing clinics. If you have mild symptoms and are concerned about COVID-19 infection, we can provide a test with instructions for follow-up as needed.
Visit our vaccine and testing information page to learn more and for schedule info.
Hours: Individual van schedules vary
We work with Disabled American Veterans and county Veterans Affairs directors to provide transportation for Veterans and authorized caregivers to get to scheduled medical appointments.
Brockton VA Medical Center DAV van coordinator
Terry R. Mate
Phone:
Learn more about VA Boston HCS shuttles and other local transportation services.
Beneficiary travel benefits include round-trip transportation from your home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transport. 
Find out if you qualify for beneficiary travel benefits
Phone: 774-826-1125 or 774-826-2607
Building 24
940 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Offices – First Floor
Interfaith Chapel – First Floor, Room 101
The interfaith Chapel Building #24 is open daily for prayer, meditation and reflection.
Worship Services
Roman Catholic
     Sunday Mass
     10:00 a.m. Chapel Building #24
     11:00 a.m. Community Living Center Building #4
    
     Week Day Mass
     11:30 a.m. Monday – Friday Chapel Building #24
Protestant
     Sunday Chapel Worship
     11:00 a.m. Chapel Building #24
Learn more about the VA Boston Chaplain Service.
DAV representation is available at the Brockton VA campus, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in building 3, room B-110.
Click on a service for more details like location, contact, and appointment information.
Ask for a consult from your primary physician for “Adaptive Sports/Recreation” evaluation.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
After a traumatic injury that negatively affects their function, many Veterans begin participating in adaptive sport programs. VA Boston Healthcare System offers many programs of its own and also teams with community partners to provide a variety of sports, including…
Summer Sports:
Winter Sports:
Wheelchair Sports:
Criteria for Participation
All injured active-duty service members and disabled Veterans are encouraged to be involved in some sort of active leisure lifestyle post-injury. To become a participant you should:
Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care or mental health provider first.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? No
We help Veterans on their recovery journey through outpatient and inpatient services. Our residential facility helps Veterans deal with substance abuse, homelessness, mental health and unemployment through its 24-hour therapeutic and educational programs. VA Boston Healthcare System substance use disorder programs include:
Learn more about our VA treatment programs
Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment. If an initial referral is required, contact your primary care provider.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? No
Our Audiology and Speech Pathology clinic provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services, VA compensation and pension examinations, and screening for employee hearing conservation. We offer a full range of audiology and speech pathology services, such as:
For Veterans with VA issued hearing aids, there is a Hearing Aid Repair walk-in clinic at the Jamaica Plain Campus for hearing aid problems/repairs on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
You can also call  857-364-4730 to request a postage page mailing label be sent to you for repair-by-mail or use one of our repair drop boxes:
Just  place device(s) in a labeled and sealed envelope or bag (not a box- it won't fit inside the drop slot), and include a note with the Veteran’s name, last four digits of SSN, phone number, return shipping address and a description of problem.
Learn more about VA hearing aids
Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, contact your primary care or eye care provider.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
Our low vision outpatient clinic can assess your needs and provide a rehab plan tailored to your personal goals. Our team of specialists and social workers will work with you to find the right aids and services. Our clinic services include:
Compensation & Pension exams and other benefits
Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations for Veterans enrolled in VA health care.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
We provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Veterans enrolled in VA health care.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at VA Boston and see clinic schedules.
Ask your primary care team for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
If you’re diagnosed with cancer, our team will work with you, your primary care doctor, and other health care providers to develop a specialized treatment plan. We offer personal, compassionate and expert care, with services such as:
Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Treatment Center, patient referrals come from primary care providers at VA Boston HCS as well as many other regional VA facilities. On average, nearly 300 patients per month receive treatment — most in an outpatient setting.
To access care, ask your primary care team for a referral.
If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please call us.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? No
If you’re a caregiver for a Veteran, you can get support by contacting one of our caregiver support coordinators. For all caregivers, we can:
Learn more and connect with a support coordinator
Additionally, the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) can provides a financial stipend, health insurance and beneficiary travel to caregivers of eligible Veterans. For more information, visit the VA PCAFC page.
Contact your primary care team for a referral, then contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
Chiropractic care includes examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions using non-pharmacologic and non-operative methods. Chiropractors utilize standard medical evaluation procedures along with biomechanical assessment to establish a diagnosis and formulate a management plan. Chiropractors work closely with your healthcare team to diagnose and manage muscle and joint conditions, including problems in the back, neck, and other areas.
Treatment includes a variety of different options, such as:
To access care, ask your Primary Care team for a referral.
Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care or specialty provider.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? No
If you’re eligible for VA dental care, we offer a full range of quality dental services, including:
Click here to learn more about eligibility for VA dental care.
Not eligible for VA dental care? The VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) offers discounted private dental insurance for Veterans and family members who meet certain requirements. Click here to find out if you're eligible and learn how to enroll in a VADIP plan that meets your needs and budget.
Ask your primary care team for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
We diagnose and treat medical conditions relating to the skin, hair and nails. Our care and services include:
To access care, ask your Primary Care team for a referral.
We offer urgent care for injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening, but which shouldn’t wait for an appointment, such as strep throat, sprained muscles, and skin and ear infections.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
During a medical emergency, if you believe your life or health is in danger, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away!
A medical emergency is an injury, illness or symptom so severe that a delay in seeking immediate medical attention would be reasonably expected to be hazardous to life or health. VA Boston HCS has an Emergency Department open 24/7 on the West Roxbury Campus, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132-4927
We also offer urgent care for injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening, but which shouldn’t wait for an appointment, such as strep throat, sprained muscles, and skin and ear infections.
Urgent care services to eligible Veterans are available at our Brockton and Jamaica Plain campuses:
Urgent care is also available from a VA Community Care Network (CCN) urgent care provider. Find a VA CCN urgent care clinic near you at https://www.va.gov/find-locations.
For more information on selecting the right type of care, visit Choosing Between Urgent And Emergency Care | Veterans Affairs (va.gov)
Ask your Primary Care team for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
We diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and other endocrine system problems that can create or complicate serious medical conditions, such as:
Our endocrinologists can:
To access care, ask your Primary Care team for a referral.
To access care, ask your Primary Care team for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
As a referral center for VA New England, we care for approximately 500 to 600 patients in our outpatient clinic each month, and perform in more than 2,500 endoscopic procedures annually. We treat a broad range of health concerns, including conditions in your esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon, and other parts of your digestive system. We can also test and treat other organs of the digestive system, like your liver, pancreas and gallbladder. Care and services we provide include:
To access care, ask your Primary Care team for a referral.
Ask your primary care team for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
We assess your situation and condition to decide which outpatient geriatric services are right for you or a senior Veteran in your care, and coordinate that care. Our team of specialists provides geriatric services that include:
To access care, ask your primary care provider for a referral.
Please bring all medication bottles and pillboxes, a photo ID (such as your Veteran’s ID card or a driver’s license) and your health insurance information with you to your first Geriatrics appointment. We encourage you to bring a family member or caregiver, if applicable. If you are transferring from a health care provider outside the VA, it is helpful if you bring your medical records with you.
Learn more about VA long-term care
Contact us through the Call Center using at 800-865-3384 to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment, or ask your primary care team for a referral.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? No
Care we provide at VA Boston health care
We preform the following types of treatment:
How to Make an Appointment
If you aren't currently being seen by Gynecology, you can be referred by your primary care provider for an initial consultation. If you are already being followed by Gynecology, please call the clinic directly at 857-364-4841
Learn more about our Gynecology surgeons at VA Boston health care
 
Ask your primary care team for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
The primary goal of the  our Cancer Center is to encourage and promote collaborative interactions and translational research that will lead to new approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Hematology and Oncology diagnose and treat cancers and blood-related disorders. At the VA Boston Healthcare System these specialty sections work closely together and share a treatment area. We offer an extensive program of patient care, education and research with a staff of physicians, fellows and nurse clinicians. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Treatment Center, patient referrals come from primary care providers at VA healthcare systems across the region. On average, we treat about 290 patients per month — most  in an outpatient setting. Our hematology and oncology services include:
Additional available services include:
We offer outpatient clinics at the Brockton and Jamaica Plain campuses, and inpatient care at the West Roxbury campus.
To access care, ask your Primary Care team for a referral. A Hematology or Oncology specialist will then manage the your care.
Each VA Boston HCS campus has an LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) who can connect you with services and help you navigate specialized resources. Please contact us directly for assistance.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? No
The VA Boston Healthcare System is committed to the health, welfare and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) Veterans and their families. We focus on ensuring a safe, welcoming and affirmative environment when providing you with sensitive and high-quality health care services like:
Learn more and connect with a care coordinator
Contact your primary care or specialty provider for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
Our laboratories provide a full range of clinical and diagnostic testing services. Our laboratory and pathology services include:
Going to the lab for bloodwork?
When you visit one of our labs to have your blood drawn, you will be asked to present your VA identification card or other identification that has your full Social Security Number (SSN) on it. In addition, our phlebotomists are required to ask you to recite your full name and SSN as an extra measure of patient safety.
Please follow any dietary restrictions that your doctor may have requested — such as fasting — for your bloodwork.
Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? No
Our medical center and clinics provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a range of issues that may impact your mental health or emotional well-being. You may even be able to get certain mental health care if you aren't otherwise eligible for VA health care. Same-day mental health care is available for Veterans who need it. Our confidential outpatient services include individual and group therapy for:
In addition, specialized programs are available for returning Veterans and for women veterans. Inpatient care is also available for Veterans in need of intensive treatment. 
Our residential/transitional programs can provide temporary housing to Veterans while offering treatments for a wide range of mental health concerns.
Learn more and connect with a care coordinator
Veterans in need of emergency assistance can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 988 and press 1. Veterans can also the Emergency Department at the West Roxbury Campus 24/7.
During normal business hours, Veterans can also be evaluated urgently at:

Jamaica Plain Urgent Care Clinic, 857-364-5250

Brockton Urgent Care Clinic, 774-826-2318

West Roxbury Emergency Department, 857-203-5425 or 857-203-5426
To access care, ask your Primary Care team for a consult or call the Nutrition scheduler at 774-826-2870.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
Our registered dietitians can help you maintain or improve your health with good nutrition tailored to your needs. Through group, individual and telehealth sessions, we provide nutrition education and counseling in areas such as:
To access care, ask your Primary Care team for a consult or call the Nutrition Scheduler at 774-826-2870.
Learn more about VA Boston's Nutrition and Food Service.
Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment. Walk-in services are also available during regular business hours for emergencies, as well as eyeglass adjustments and repairs.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
Care we provide at VA Boston health care
Comprehensive eye care with a focus on vision correction and screening for ocular disease.
We treat the following conditions
 
Available at these locations
How to Make an Appointment
If you aren't currently being seen by Optometry, you can be referred by your primary care provider for an initial consultation. If you are already being followed by Optometry, please call the clinic directly at 857-364-5796
Learn more about our Optometrists at VA Boston health care
 
 
 
If you have symptoms of PTSD after a traumatic event, we can help. We offer assessment and treatment support such as private counseling, group therapy and medication. It’s never too late to get help.
Contact us for an appointment or to just learn more about PTSD.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? No
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident or sexual assault. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, however, it may be PTSD. We can help you with effective treatments and support services, such as:
Learn more about PTSD
If you aren't being seen by Palliative Care, your primary care provider, social worker or other clinician can refer you. If you're already being seen by Palliative Care, call them at 857-364-4186.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
Our palliative and hospice care services support you and your family as you cope with a life-threatening or terminal illness, such as heart failure, chronic obstructive lung disease, cancer, advanced kidney, lung, liver or heart disease, or progressive neurologic disease. Palliative care works to provide comfort, reduce suffering, and improve the quality of life for patients being treated for serious illnesses. Hospice care focuses on helping patients with terminal illnesses to manage the final stages of their lives. Our inpatient and outpatient palliative and hospice care services include:
To access care, ask your primary care provider, specialist provider or social worker for a referral. 
Learn more about inpatient palliative care consultation at the West Roxbury campus.
Learn more about our Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program.
Learn more about our hospice and palliative care inpatient unit
Frequently asked questions about hospice and palliative care — National Institute on Aging
If you or a Veteran you care for has not been able to resolve important issues related to VA through other means of communication, please contact us.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
Our Patient Experience Coordinators work to ensure you receive the best possible care at our health care facilities. We work with all departments on your behalf to address your questions or concerns. If you, or a Veteran you care for has not been able to resolve important care issues through other means, please contact one of our highly-skilled patient experience coordinators, who can:
Learn more and connect with a patient advocate
Survey of Healthcare Experience of Patients
After your visit, you may receive a confidential questionnaire in the mail or by email asking you about your most recent outpatient or inpatient treatment at our medical center.
Please use the survey to let us know of any concerns, complaints or questions you have about your care, so we can resolve them. We also appreciate compliments about what we are doing right.
Request refills and renewals: call the refill line at 857-364-4419 (press 2); mail in refill slips; or request through My HealtheVet. New prescriptions: ask your primary care or specialty provider.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
The VA Boston Healthcare System pharmacy provides Veterans with convenient, efficient service, making it easy to get your medications and medical supplies. You can:
At this time, Pharmacy is emphasizing a mail-order system, but you can pick up prescriptions in person at the medical center campuses:
Veterans may request refills and renewals by:
Please allow 10-14 days for prescription delivery by mail. Veterans may request expedited shipments and may request changing routine medications from 30 day fills to 90 day fills by contacting the prescription refill line at 1-857-364-4419 and press 2.
Please visit MyHealtheVet for information about any prescription you may be taking.
Learn more about the Pharmacy at VA Boston Healthcare System.
Ask your primary care provider for a referral. Outpatient walk-ins are accepted for Durable Medicine Equipment, subject to provider availability.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
Care we provide at VA Boston Healthcare System:
Our physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors and therapists focus on whole-body health to help improve physical function, increase independence, improve quality of life, and personalize care for rehabilitation based on patient goals.
Services include (depending on campus):
Some clinical services provided:
*Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
**Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
Learn more
Physical therapy, occupational therapy and kinesiotherapy can help restore movement and function if you have been disabled by injury or disease.
Brockton offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Kinesiotherapy on an inpatient and outpatient basis. For outpatient Veterans, ask your primary care or specialty provider for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
If you’re living with or recovering from an injury, illness or chronic condition that limits your mobility and independence, we can help. Our physical, occupational and movement therapists and assistants combine therapeutic exercise, counseling, education and training to help you improve your health and quality of life. Our services include:
Kinesiotherapy involves an evaluation and a program of exercise therapy and training to help improve a patient's strength, endurance and mobility.
Occupational therapy is a health and rehabilitation program that assists people to live life to its fullest by building skills for a better life.
Physical therapy helps people improve their movement and physical function, manage pain and other chronic conditions, and recover from and prevent injury and chronic disease.
Massage therapy provides clinical services that address a vast array of problems impacting the health and function of patients by promoting circulation of blood and lymph, reliving muscle tension, alleviating pain and anxiety, promoting sleep, reducing stress and enhancing the general sense of wellness. Learn more about massage therapy at VA Boston.
Some services may be available virtually through VA Video Connect. Ask your care team for details.
Your VA primary care provider will work closely with you to plan for all the care you need to stay healthy and well throughout your life, including immunizations and vaccinations. They will also work with family members or caregivers who support you.
Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? No
Primary Care provides ongoing, routine medical care for patients, such as:
Your primary care team also coordinates many other care and services you may receive, including:
Except for medical emergencies, primary care is provided only through scheduled appointments.
Emergency Services are provided only by the Emergency Department on the West Roxbury campus. However, for urgent conditions that are appropriate to be treated on an outpatient basis in a primary care clinical setting, same-day or next-day appointments in primary care are available.
Patient Call Center
The Patient Call Center is a very important part of primary care, providing ready access to the primary care team. Patients may use this system to communicate with the team, receive clinical advice or answers to questions, request renewal of medications, and to make or change a clinic appointment. All patients enrolled in primary care have access to this service.
To reach the Patient Call Center, dial 1-800-865-3384 — available 24 hours per day.
We provide and help you use medical aids, hearing aids, state-of-the-art adaptive home equipment and other equipment to help you preserve and increase your mobility and independence.
Ask your primary care or specialty provider for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
VA is the world’s largest and most comprehensive provider of sensory aides and prosthetic devices. Veterans enrolled in the VA Boston Healthcare System and referred by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician can receive the full range of services and equipment, including:
Here are some useful links for more information:
Automotive adaptive equipment 
Clothing Allowance
Home Improvement and Structural Alterations (HISA)
If you’re struggling with a mental health problem—or just need to talk with someone—we can help. We offer treatment and support such as therapy, alternative treatments  and medications when needed.
Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? No
Good mental health is a vital part of your overall wellness. Our psychiatry teams offer consultation, evaluation, and treatment to help you with a range of mental and behavioral health problems, including:
Veterans in need of emergency assistance can call the Veterans Crisis Line by dialing 988 and pressing 1 for Veteran. You can also visit the Emergency Room at our West Roxbury campus 24/7.
Same-day mental health care is available for Veterans who need it. During normal business hours, Veterans can be evaluated urgently at:
Jamaica Plain Urgent Care Clinic: 857-364-5250
Brockton Urgent Care Clinic: 774-826-2318
West Roxbury Emergency Department: 857-203-5425 or 857-203-5426
Routine outpatient mental health services are also available directly or through a referral from your primary care provider.
Our pulmonary medicine team treats diseases and conditions that affect the lungs and breathing, including asthma, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute respiratory distress syndrome and sleep apnea.
Ask your primary care team for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
If you find it difficult to breathe or sleep, our pulmonary (lung) specialists can help! At the VA Boston Healthcare System, we offer inpatient and outpatient consultative services, pulmonary procedures — including advanced bronchoscopy — pulmonary function tests, sleep and allergy evaluations and treatment, and respiratory therapy. We provide education, pulmonary rehabilitation and treatments, including:
We work closely with our Allergy/Immunology team in the same location. Our sleep specialists diagnose and treat sleep apnea and sleep disorders.
To access care, ask your Primary Care team for a referral.
Ask your primary care or specialty provider for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
We offer radiology and imaging services to diagnose and treat many medical conditions. Our services* include:
VA Boston is equipped with the most advanced imaging technology available, and offers advanced interventional radiology services with many highly specialized procedures.
The radiology team consists of both technologists and radiologists. Each technologist is trained specifically for the test performed. The radiologists are medical doctors who interpret the resulting images. After they review your images and medical history, the radiologists send a report of the findings to your doctor who ordered the test. Usually you will not meet with a radiologist during your appointment. He or she will speak with your doctor about any significant findings or to learn more about you.
As we are an affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, teaching is an important part of our mission. Our radiologists are regularly involved in teaching and supervising medical residents.
*Not all services are available at all campuses. 
Ask your primary care or specialty provider for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
We provide long-term care to help you and your family when you’re dealing with a disability, chronic (long-lasting) illness, terminal illness, or serious health issues related to aging. Our long-term health care services include:
Learn more about VA long-term care
Ask your primary care provider for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
Our doctors treat inflammation, stiffness or pain in your muscles, joints and tendons. Common rheumatic illnesses include:
When Should You See a Rheumatologist?
Watch this video for more information.
How to Make an Appointment
Appointments with the department of Rheumatology require a referral by your primary care physician.
Patient Education Material Links
Here are some useful patient education resources, both from VA and from other credible sources. VA does not endorse or maintain non-VA materials or websites. We are continually expanding resources, so check for new materials…
PTSD tied to autoimmune disorders
About arthritis
American College of Rheumatology
Arthritis Organization
The sleep medicine service diagnoses and treats your sleep problems, including trouble sleeping, breathing difficulties while sleeping, snoring, teeth grinding and jaw clenching.
Ask your VA Primary Care team for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
At various points in our lives, all of us suffer from a lack of sleep. But, if you are spending enough time in bed and still wake up tired or feel very sleepy during the day, you may have a sleep disorder. We can help. Our sleep specialists can:
For more information, ask your VA Primary Care team or call the Sleep Clinic at 774-826-1748 during regular business hours.  
For information on insomnia and how you can manage it, visit Path to Better Sleep – Veteran Training (va.gov).
Services available by location…
Physician services available at:
Sleep technologist services available at:
In-laboratory sleep testing available at:
Ask your primary care or specialty provider to speak to a social worker.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
Services we provide at VA Boston health care
Social work is integral to health care. We can help you and your family manage stress-related problems due to injury or illness, and find VA and community-based resources to meet your needs, such as:
If you have a spinal cord injury or disorder, our specialists provide coordinated care throughout your life. We work to help you achieve your goals for independence, productivity and quality of life.
A referral may be initiated by the individual, family, physician, social worker or case manager.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
The VA Boston Healthcare System provides the full continuum of care to Veterans and active-duty service members with a spinal cord injury or disorder, including rehabilitation, acute care and sustaining care  through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary model. Our sustaining care services for Veterans with SCI include primary care, preventive care, ongoing rehabilitation needs, medical management, outpatient care, home care and long-term care. The VA Boston SCI Center is the hub site covering all six New England states as part of the SCI hub and spoke network within VA New England. Our experienced primary care providers are trained to check for problems more common in people with spinal cord injuries, such as:
Learn more about the VA spinal cord injuries and disorders care system
Here are some helpful links for VA Boston Veteran patients and their caregivers:
Call our Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 and press 1 for help anytime, 24/7. Our local suicide prevention coordinators can also connect you with ongoing counseling and services.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? Yes
We work with behavioral health providers and community organizations to help you and your family during times of crisis. We offer:
Mental health services at VA Boston offer same-day access to mental health care for Veterans who need it. Our emergency department on the West Roxbury campus is also open 24/7 for Veterans with urgent mental health care needs outside of regular business hours.
Additionally, VA offers mobile apps that support many aspects of mental health and wellness. Visit https://mobile.va.gov/appstore/mental-health to learn more. 
Veterans and their loved ones can always call VA’s Veterans Crisis Line by dialing 988 and pressing 1, chat at www.veteranscrisisline.net, or text 838255, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Learn more and connect with a care coordinator
If you are having surgery, we make sure that your procedure and follow-up care are safe and high-quality.
Ask your primary care or specialty provider for a referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
 
Surgery, otherwise known as General Surgery  is a surgical specialty that focuses on alimentary canal [GI Tract] and abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland.  We also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, and hernias and perform endoscopic procedures such as gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
We treat the following conditions
 
Learn more about of General surgery surgeons at VA Boston health care
How to Make an Appointment
If you aren't currently being seen by General surgery, you can be referred by your Primary Care Provider for an initial consultation. If you are already being followed by General Surgery, please call the clinic directly at 857-203-5764
 
 
Contact your primary care provider for a telehealth referral.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
Telehealth is just one of the virtual care technologies we offer. Click here  to learn more about Connected Care resources, which offer greater convenience and empower you to take charge of your health care from the comfort of your home. 
We use the latest in secure digital technology to set up remote visits with our health care providers. We offer video conferencing, home telehealth services, and store-and-forward telehealth that lets you securely send your health information to experts at VA facilities. We offer telehealth visits with providers in specialties such as:
If you aren't currently being seen by Urology, please ask your Primary Care team for an initial consult. If you are already being followed by Urology, please call the clinic office directly.
Referral required? Yes
Walk-ins accepted? No
We evaluate, diagnose, and treat a wide range of urology diseases and conditions that include kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, prostate cancer and more. We provide you with medical care, surgery, and minimally invasive procedures for health issues that affect:
Learn more about our Urology Surgical Staff
How to Make an Appointment 
If you aren't currently being seen by Urology, you can be referred by your Primary Care Provider for an initial consultation. If you are already being followed by Urology, please call the clinic directly.
Note: Please bring any applicable non-VA records or X-Rays with you when coming to your Urology appointment.
We provide support and assistive devices, including wheelchairs, scooters, walkers and canes, to help you preserve and increase your mobility.
Call the clinic for an evaluation, or ask your primary care or specialty provider for a referral.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? No
Our team works with you to:
VA Boston Wheelchair and Seating Clinics provide lifelong service. Our program will repair damaged equipment or replace equipment when it is beyond repair, or when it is due for replacement.
Virtual care:
If the Veteran or caregiver has access to Veteran Video Connect on their smartphone, tablet or computer, there is a possibility that a portion of the wheelchair and seating visit could be conducted virtually. The program encourages Veterans to inquire about this virtual clinic option at time of scheduling.
How to schedule with Wheelchair and Seating clinics:
Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment.
Partner with your healthcare team to explore what matters most to you and develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs and goals. 
Explore the services offered by the Whole Health Team:
Additional resources about Whole Health
Ask your healthcare team for a referral or call 857-203-4876.
We offer women’s health services to meet your specific needs such as disease screenings, mental health treatment, recovery from military sexual trauma, maternity care and female-specific medical equipment.
Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment.
Referral required? No
Walk-ins accepted? No
Our women's health program offers complete health care for women Veterans of all ages. Our primary care providers specialize in women’s health and work closely with specialists in gynecology, obstetrics, female urology, oncology, medicine, radiology, surgery and breast illness. Our services for women Veterans include:
Learn more and connect with the Women Veterans Program Manager
Women Veterans Call Center
The Women Veterans Call Center provides women Veterans information about VA services and resources, benefits and eligibility. The toll-free line is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time and on Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Please see the Women Veterans Call Center website or call 855-VA-WOMEN — 855-829-6636. Call, chat or text are all available.
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