What services are offered at the VA Hospital in Seattle, Washington?


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Some of the services that are offered at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Seattle, Washington are Audiology, Cancer Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Pain Clinic and Primary Care. This hospital is called the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and has two divisions, the Seattle Division and the American Lake Division, which is located in Tacoma, WA.

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Because some veterans are physically injured during or after their military service, the VA hospital in Seattle offers many resources for pain management, including pain psychology services, physical therapy, and mind-body medicine, and medical management. This hospital provides a multidisciplinary approach to their patients' pain.

VA Puget Sound Health Care System also offers services whose aim is to promote wellness and mental health, which is important for military veterans and their family members. These services include Healthy Living Classes, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mental Health and PTSD Resources.

The Healthy Living Classes include educational courses on healthy eating, stress management, smoking cessation, improving sleep and managing diabetes.

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program helps patients learn coping strategies for stress and reduce fear and frustration in their lives.

The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder resources that are available at VA Puget Sound Health Care System include impatient and outpatient treatment, emergency psychiatric services, a suicide prevention program, and readjustment counseling centers.

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