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What are facts about the veterans' hospital in Las Vegas?

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The veterans' hospital in Las Vegas, the VA Medical Center, is part of the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, according to its website. The hospital offers both a 90-bed inpatient facility and outpatient care. Both medical and diagnostic services are available.

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The VA Medical Center has many clinics, covering areas such as chiropractic, dentistry, ophthalmology, pain management and prosthetics, the VASNHS website states. It provides numerous other services as well, including acupuncture, cardiology, plastic surgery, speech pathology and wound care. The center is open all day, every day. As of March 2015, although the emergency room is open, it does not accept patients who arrive by ambulance.

The VA Medical Center has free valet parking for veterans and visitors at its west entrance, explains the VASNHS website. This assistance is available weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drivers are not allowed to accept tips or other gifts. In addition, VASNHS offers veterans transportation to and from outpatient appointments.

The VASNHS has been servicing the region since 1972, its website states. In addition to the hospital, there are six outreach centers in and around the Las Vegas community. As of 2015, over 240,000 veterans are eligible for assistance from VASNHS. The system's call center handles almost 450,000 phone calls annually.

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