The Veterans Affairs San Diego Medical Center offers a variety of health care services at its location in La Jolla, California, including rehabilitation, mental health, geriatric and surgery, according to the organization's official website. The VA Medical Center also has six local community clinics, including Mission Valley, Oceanside and Escondido, and three Vet Centers in San Diego, Chula Vista and San Marcos. It is a teaching hospital affiliated with the San Diego School of Medicine at the University of California.
The VA San Diego Medical Center has one of the largest VA programs in the United States. It provides services to more than 230,261 veterans in the counties of Imperial Valley and San Diego at its 304-bed hospital clinics, states the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website. Specialized programs offered by the medical center include the hepatitis C program, women veterans health clinic, alcohol/drug research and treatment center, pain management program, and sleep research. The San Diego Medical Center uses advanced technologies in nuclear medicine, robotic surgery and cardiac catherization.
The VA San Diego Medical Center also partners with local communities to offer several programs focusing on homeless veterans, notes the center's official website. Some of its programs include the Veterans Justice Outreach Initiative, Recuperative Care Program and National Homeless Call Center.