The Sacramento veterans hospital was built to cater to the medical needs of over 377,700 war veterans that are dispersed within an estimated 40,000 square miles. Some of the services offered include rehabilitation, mental health service, primary health care, surgical services and extended care.
The Sacramento veteran facility mainly treats war veterans and is therefore not open to the public. It is a 50-bed facility that is designed to offer in-patient treatment to any veteran that may be in need. It is also equipped with 10 intensive care unit beds and 12 TCU beds. The facility offers outpatient services including mammography and PET scanning.
The facility was developed after it became apparent that war veterans were facing a lot of medical challenges. One particular area of concern regarded the mental health of the veterans. This was due to the extreme conditions they constantly had to deal with during war and the experiences they had to endure. Physical health was another area of concern with regards to their well-being.
Some of the special services provided by this facility include home-based primary care, substance abuse rehabilitation, homeless services, general clinical research, women's health care programs and surgical services.