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Honor America's veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being.
The Oklahoma City Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a 169 (245 authorized) bed facility that serves as a primary, secondary and tertiary care center for eligible veterans in the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area and the western two-thirds of the state, and two counties in north central Texas. It is a Regional Referral Center for open-heart surgery and hemodialysis and serves as a tertiary referral center for patients from Oklahoma and the surrounding states. Psychiatric programs included in the specialized medical programs offered are the Mental Health Primary Care Inpatient Unit, Day Treatment Center, Ambulatory Mental Health Clinic, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Unit (PTSD), Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine Clinic, Crisis Intervention, Substance Abuse Treatment Center (SATC), and Homeless Program. The facility also offers Audiology, Speech Pathology and Nuclear Medicine. Medical Service and Surgical Service include most of the major subspecialties. As an integral part of the Oklahoma Health Center, over 1,500 dedicated employees provide expertise and direction in patient care, medical education, and clinical research. The variety of specialized programs demonstrates technological excellence and enables the Medical Center to serve as a regional referral center for other VA facilities.
Primary Care is a major component at the Oklahoma City VAMC and the Outpatient clinics located outside of the city. In an effort to more efficiently and effectively provide primary health care to the veterans of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City VAMC established a long range plan to implement a network of community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) throughout our catchment area.