VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System


About the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community-based outpatient clinics.

VAPHS also serves as a tertiary referral center for the western half of VA Healthcare–VISN 4, treating Veterans from Altoona, Butler, and Erie, in Pennsylvania and Clarksburg, West Virginia.

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is home to national independent liver and renal transplant centers, a regional cardiac surgery center, a bariatric referral center, an oncology referral center, and a dialysis center. The healthcare system has earned recognition as a National Center of Clinical Excellence in women Veterans health programs and in renal dialysis.

VAPHS maintains academic affiliations with more than 170 associated health educational programs, including the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine. VAPHS also supports an active research program, including four National Research Centers of Excellence.

University Drive campus

Our University Drive campus serves as the acute care facility and has 146 operating beds distributed among medicine, surgery, neurology and critical care. A range of outpatient services and 78 secure, private psychiatric beds are also located at this campus.

H.J. Heinz campus

Our H.J. Heinz campus is home to a 262-bed community living center as well as an ambulatory care center that offers outpatient services including dental, primary care, pharmacy and rehabilitation services. The campus also offers a 65-bed Veterans recovery center and 31 psychiatric residential rehabilitation treatment beds.

Community Based Outpatient Clinics

Our community-based outpatient clinics are staffed by caring professionals who provide primary care services including general medical care, physical exams, and laboratory, radiology, dietary and podiatry services. Our Veterans deserve not only the best health care available but also care that is easily accessible and convenient.

Fisher House

In collaboration with the Fisher House Foundation, VAPHS operates a Fisher House on its University Drive campus. The Fisher House assists families that are in need and ensures that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment.

VA Healthcare-VISN 4

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is part of VA Healthcare – VISN 4, an integrated system consisting of ten VA medical centers throughout Pennsylvania and parts of West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Ohio.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is to honor America’s Veterans with world-class health care, train their future providers and advance medical knowledge through research.

Our Vision Statement

Our shared vision is to partner with Veterans and their families to optimize their health and quality of life through integrated, innovative and compassionate care.


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