To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.
Providing Health Care for Veterans
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,293 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,112 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
The Acting Under Secretary for Health directs a health care system with an annual budget of approximately $68 billion, overseeing the delivery of care to more than 9 million enrolled Veterans. VA, the nation's largest health care system, employs more than 367,200 full time health care professionals and support staff at 1,293 health care facilities, including 171 VA Medical Centers and 1,112 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics).
VHA is the nation's largest provider of graduate medical education and a major contributor to medical and scientific research. More than 46,000 active volunteers, 120,000 health professions trainees, and nearly 16,000 affiliated medical faculty are also an integral part of the VHA community.
Make the difference serve those who have served our country
We start every day with a fresh commitment to making life better for the brave men and women who risk so much to protect our freedom and our country.
Over nine million Veterans count on VA for quality health care, infused with a deep understanding of their complex needs and the challenges they face. That’s why we’re constantly pushing ourselves to develop more advanced treatments, enhance support services and expand access in state-of-the-art facilities where we can help our patients feel better faster. Because we believe it’s up to all of us to make sure Veterans can enjoy the health and happiness they deserve.
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