For general health information take a look at: HEALTH MATTERS
VA Greater LA Health Care System
Start here to get into the VA system, receive your VA card, and be assigned a primary care doctor.
For Federal VA Health Benefits Apply Online or Fill out form 1010 EZ. Mail to: Health Eligibility Center, 2957 Clairmont Road, Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 303029-1647 OR Apply in person at one of the centers below.
For assistance call 1-877-222-VETS (8387), Monday through Friday, between the hours of 5:00 AM and 5:00 PM
West Los Angeles Medical Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center
16111 Plummer Street
Los Angeles, CA 91343
Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center
351 East Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Travel Reimbursement Information – If you meet the criteria, you may be eligible for mileage reimbursement or other transportation associated in obtaining VA health care services.
My HealtheVet - My HealtheVet is VA’s online personal health record. It helps users partner with their health care team and provides tools to make informed decisions and manage their healthcare. Features include access to medical records, prescription refills, VA appointments, and secure messaging.
Social Security Benefits for Disabled Military Personnel and Their Family Members - Information For Wounded Warriors And Veterans Who Have A Compensation Rating Of 100% Permanent & Total (P&T).
CalVet Health Resources - A compiled list of state, county, and federal resources concerning health benefits for Veterans.
L.A. County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs – Click on “Healthcare” drop down menu and get connected to healthcare resources.
Meds By Mail – The VA offers pharmacy services via mail.
Veteran’s Crisis Line - Get connected to confidential help for you or your family. 1-800-273-8255 press 1 OR text 838255
Disability Compensation Eligibility - A monthly benefit paid for any injury, condition or illness started or exacerbated by active service in the military. Find information from the VA here and in CalVet here.
- Agent Orange - The U.S. military sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange and other herbicides on trees and vegetation during the Vietnam War. The VA offers eligible Veterans a free Agent Orange Registry Health Exam for possible long-term health problems related to exposure.
- Depleted Uranium - The U.S. military uses tank armor and some bullets made with depleted uranium. They were used on a large scale during the 1990-1991 Gulf War. If you think you were exposed to it during your military service, talk to your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator. Ask to be screened for depleted uranium exposure, and ask about the Depleted Uranium Follow-Up Program.
- Post Traumatic Stress - The VA provides nearly 200 specialized PTS treatment programs and each VA Medical Center has PTS specialists who can assist in providing treatment for Veterans.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)- The Veterans Health Administration has a Polytrauma System of care to treat and care for Veterans with TBI alone or in combination with other injuries and health conditions. Find facility locations here.
- Military Sexual Trauma (MST)- The VA provides free, confidential counseling and treatment for mental and physical health conditions related to experiences of MST. Every VA facility has providers knowledgeable about treatment for the after effects of MST.
Other Services and Local Resources
Didi Hirsch - Didi Hirsch offers mental health services for military families and Veterans as well as other resources.
Disabled Veterans National Foundation - The DVNF exists to provide support to disabled and at-risk Veterans who leave the military wounded.
Lone Survivor Foundation - The Lone Survivor restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.
Paralyzed Veterans of America - An organization dedicated to Veterans service, medical research and civil rights for people with disabilities. Expertise on spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
The Soldier’s Project - Provides free, confidential psychological to US military Veterans and their loved ones who have served at any time after September 11, 2001.
UCLA Health: Operation Mend - This program provides returning military personnel with severe facial and other medical injuries access to the nation’s top plastic and reconstructive surgeons, as well as comprehensive medical and mental-health support for the wounded and their families.
Wounded Warrior Project - Wounded Warrior Project serves Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001.
U.S. Vets - U.S. Vets offers a wide range of programs designed specifically to address the unique needs of Veterans.