Battle Creek VA Medical Center

  • 5500 Armstrong Road
  • Battle Creek



VA Benefits



Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses


  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 12.2% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 16.6% of the employee’s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service

Facility Description

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center provides comprehensive tertiary psychiatric care, primary and secondary medical care, specialty care, extended and long-term care, preventive medicine, and related social support services for Veterans in the western and lower peninsula of Michigan, as well as a variety of outpatient services. As a member of an integrated healthcare delivery system the, 484-bed facility includes nursing home care, a medical care unit, a primary care clinic, physical medicine, and a mental health clinic. A Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), which opened in April 1992, is located 60 miles northwest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Three new CBOCs have been opened in Muskegon, Lansing, and Benton Harbor, Michigan. The Medical Center is situated on 206 park-like acres with easy access to both downtown Battle Creek and Kalamazoo.

This Medical Center has 40 academic affiliations with 18 colleges for a variety of health occupations. These colleges and universities include: Andrews University, Lansing Community College, Ohio University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of St. Francis, Central Michigan University, Davenport College, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Illinois College of Optometry, Kellogg Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Michigan State University, Toledo University, University of Michigan, and Western Michigan University.


Michigan State University

Authorized Beds

243 Hospital
241 NHCU

Type of Facility

Mental Health, Primary Care, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Extended Care, and Long-term Care.

Special Programs

Palliative Care Program
Substance Abuse Residential Treatment Program
Veterans Outreach Program
Outpatient Alcohol/Drug Abuse Treatment Program
Geriatric Evaluation Unit
Residential and Outpatient Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Program
Mental Health Clinics
Residential Care Program
Primary Care Clinic
Contract Nursing Homes and Alcohol Halfway Houses

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