Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

  • 10000 Bay Pines Boulevard
  • St. Petersburg



About the VA

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.Territories.

More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA Health System, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.

VA's patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today's younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.

VA Benefits

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 10 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 8.3% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% 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

Bay Pines Information

About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

Since 1933, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Our services are available to Veterans living in a ten county catchment area in west central Florida.

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

In addition to our main facility at Bay Pines, we offer services in one outpatient clinic and 7 community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in —


A comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
BLDG 100
727-398-6661 Ext. 7464

Bay Pines VAHCS offers a wide range of cardiology services in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
Building 100
727-398-6661 Ext. 4234
Care Coordination Home Telehealth

Telehealth uses telecommunication technologies to deliver health care services and information to patients who are some distance from providers.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
888-820-0230 Ext. 19619
Caregiver Program

Whether you and the Veteran you care for could use some help at home or you just need someone to listen, we're here to support you.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
Building 100
727-398-6661 Ext. 10166
727-398-6661 Ext. 12099
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Dental Service

The Bay Pines VAHCS Dental Service offers comprehensive dental services for eligible Veterans.
C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center and other select locations
Building 23
727-398-6661 Ext. 5596
Diabetes Management

We provide quality comprehensive diabetes self-management education and support for ALL Veterans with diabetes.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
BLDG 100
727-398-6661 Ext. 7892
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Eye Care

We provide optometry and ophthalmology services within our Eye Care department.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
BLDG 106
727-398-6661 Ext. 5585
727-398-6661 Ext. 5586
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Geriatrics and Extended Care Service

Geriatrics and Extended Care offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs for eligible Veterans who are enrolled for VA Health Care.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
Building 101
727-398-6661 Ext. 5391
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Homeless Veterans

If you are a Veteran who has lost your home, receive the support you have earned to get back on your feet.
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
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Medical Foster Home Care

An option to nursing home placement and long-term care.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
727-398-6661 Ext. 19666
Mental Health Services

We offer a wide range of mental health services for Veterans. We provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for issues that can impact emotional well-being.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
727-398-6661 Ext. 4680
Minority Veterans Program

We are dedicated to ensuring all Veterans are treated fairly and respectfully and receive quality care regardless of race or origin or religion or gender.
Bay Pines VAMC
727-398-6661 Ext. 10140
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Nutrition Counseling

Everyday choices of the foods we eat affect the body and how well it functions.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
BLDG 100
727-398-6661 Ext. 5549
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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service

Provides diagnostic laboratory testing and information services and transfusion services to veterans
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
BLDG 100
727-398-6661 Ext. 5509

There are a variety of options to receive your medications.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
Outpatient Pharmacy
727-398-6661 Ext. Press 1
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services

We provide programs to restore and improve functions to the highest possible level of independence, quality of life, and assist veterans to regain their lives.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
BLDG 100
727-398-6661 Ext. 5451
Primary Care Medicine Service

Primary Care Medicine Service practices in the context of family and community with emphasis placed on disease prevention and health promotion.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
BLDG 102
727-398-6661 Ext. 7671
Privacy Office

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is committed to protecting your personal information and maintains the privacy of your protected health information.
C.W. Bill Young VAMC
727-398-6661 Ext. 4626
727-398-6661 Ext. 7029
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Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology service provides safe, timely, state-of-the-art radiation oncology care for eligible veterans.
Ba Pines VA Medical Center
BLDG 107
Research and Development Service

Research and Development Service improves quality of care for Veterans through basic science, health services, and clinical research.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
Building 22
727-398-6661 Ext. x4385
Returning Service Members

VA is ready to provide health care and other medical services to our nation's returning OEF/OIF/OND Servicemembers.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
Building 100
727-398-6661 Ext. 7541
727-398-6661 Ext. 5893
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Social Work Services

The goal of social work is to help veterans function to the highest level in the community, promoting health, well-being, family relationships and restoring individuals.
C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center
BLDG 100
727-398-6661 Ext. 5686
Spinal Cord Injury

We offer teams that provide primary care services to veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
BLDG 100
727-398-6661 Ext. 4684
Surgery Services

Bay Pines offers a wide range of surgical services from minor day surgery procedures to complex procedures involving specialized high-tech equipment.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
BLDG 100
727-398-6661 Ext. 5586
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Telephone Care

Registered Nurses and other staff with special training are available to answer your calls.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
Lee County VA Healthcare Center
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Visually Impaired Services

Services for visually impaired veterans and their families and the first contact for VAs blind rehabilitation services.
Bay Pines VA Medical Center
727-398-6661 Ext. 14516
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