El Paso VA Health Care System
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
About Our Facility
The El Paso VA Health Care System (VAHCS) serves veterans in far Southwest Texas and Dona Ana County, New Mexico. The El Paso VAHCS includes the main health care facility located adjacent to WilliamBeaumontArmyMedicalCenter on Ft. Bliss, Texas, and a VA staffed Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The VAHCS provides primary and specialized ambulatory care services at its main campus, the El Paso VA Health Care Center.
El Paso is a jewel in the desert. Nestled between the rugged FranklinMountains and the historic Rio Grande, this dynamic community combines the advantages of a major metropolitan center with the ambience and neighborly charm of a modern western town.
El Paso provides abundant cultural and entertainment opportunities, year-round sports and outdoor recreation, a low crime rate, some of the best weather conditions on the planet, and an extremely favorable cost-of-living index. We are a cosmopolitan community; and people from all over the world come here to live, work, do business, get an education, or retire.