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What services does the Sacramento veterans hospital provide?

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The Sacramento VA Medical Center has 60 beds for inpatient health care services as well as outpatient and diagnostic services. The facility offers services for homeless veterans, social workers who provide counseling after hospitalization and the Medical Foster Home Program.

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The hospital has 24 medical-surgical beds, 16 in the Transitional Care Unit, 10 in the Intensive Care Unit, 16 in the BHICU psychiatric unit and a four-room operating suite. Primary and mental health care are offered, as are surgical treatments, MRI, CT, mammography and PET scanning. The hospital is also home to a gastrointestinal and endoscopy suite, a cardiac catheterization lab, and a research lab.

The Medical Foster Homes program is an alternative to institutional care for veterans that offers a furnished private room, regular meals and visits by medical staff, and assistance with personal care. Social workers on site can also assist veterans with referrals to financial assistance, nursing home placement, legal assistance and housing. A homeless outreach office also provides assistance to veterans who need shelter or are looking to get a HUD-VASH housing voucher.

The site is serviced by Sacramento light rail and a shuttle bus. Refreshment services on site include a cantina and a Starbucks in the patient waiting area.

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