James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center

James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center provides for the health care needs of Veterans in the Altoona area. Find more details of our services at our Web site http://www.altoona.va.gov/.

Joint Commission Notice:

The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center wishes to promote open communication regarding any concerns about patient care or safety in the medical center. If you have concerns about patient care or safety that have not been addressed, you are encouraged to contact your Service Chief/Supervisor. Additionally, you can contact Quality Management Service at extension 7321. If t

Joint Commission Notice:

The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center wishes to promote open communication regarding any concerns about patient care or safety in the medical center. If you have concerns about patient care or safety that have not been addressed, you are encouraged to contact your Service Chief/Supervisor. Additionally, you can contact Quality Management Service at extension 7321. If t

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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. It is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributio...
10/12/2021

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. It is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy.

The theme for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will fly two Disability Employment Awareness Month Flags outside our Altoona facility.

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. It is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy.

The theme for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will fly two Disability Employment Awareness Month Flags outside our Altoona facility.

Tomorrow, Saturday Oct. 9th, we will host two Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics for Veterans:-At our Altoona Medical Center fr...
10/08/2021

Tomorrow, Saturday Oct. 9th, we will host two Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics for Veterans:

-At our Altoona Medical Center from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
-At our State College Outpatient Clinic from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

We continue to offer our walk-in Flu Clinic for Veterans at our Altoona Medical Center on Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's, from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tomorrow, Saturday Oct. 9th, we will host two Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics for Veterans:

-At our Altoona Medical Center from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
-At our State College Outpatient Clinic from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

We continue to offer our walk-in Flu Clinic for Veterans at our Altoona Medical Center on Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's, from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

As our Telehealth program continues to expand--offering more appointment options and ways to connect Veterans with provi...
10/05/2021

As our Telehealth program continues to expand--offering more appointment options and ways to connect Veterans with providers-- the program's popularity has also grown.

Due to this growth, effective November, 1, 2021, we will run one daily shuttle bus to-and-from the Pittsburgh VA. The shuttle bus will depart our facility in Altoona at 7:00 a.m. and depart from Pittsburgh at 1:00 p.m.

We are dedicated to continuing to serve Veterans and are excited they continue to use Telehealth services to easily and effectively receive care.

As our Telehealth program continues to expand--offering more appointment options and ways to connect Veterans with providers-- the program's popularity has also grown.

Due to this growth, effective November, 1, 2021, we will run one daily shuttle bus to-and-from the Pittsburgh VA. The shuttle bus will depart our facility in Altoona at 7:00 a.m. and depart from Pittsburgh at 1:00 p.m.

We are dedicated to continuing to serve Veterans and are excited they continue to use Telehealth services to easily and effectively receive care.

Timeline Photos
10/05/2021

Timeline Photos

VET TEC Update: Funding is now available!

Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) is an innovative program helping Veterans acquire cutting-edge skills needed to succeed in the high-tech industries of today and tomorrow.

Veterans: Are you looking to take advantage of the high-demand training areas offered through VET TEC?

Apply here:
https://bit.ly/3ivEe6w

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year's theme for DVA Month is "Honor Relationship Wellness" highlight...
10/05/2021

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

This year's theme for DVA Month is "Honor Relationship Wellness" highlighting the importance of healthy relationships while also promoting healing and growth for those impacted by Domestic Violence.

Below are events planned for DVA Month:
-Virtual Presentation: "Pets & Domestic Violence" Date & Time TBA
-Wear Purple Day, Thursday, October 21st
-Virtual Lunch & Learn on Domestic Violence, Wed. Oct. 27th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

For a link to the Virtual Lunch & Learn, email: [email protected]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

This year's theme for DVA Month is "Honor Relationship Wellness" highlighting the importance of healthy relationships while also promoting healing and growth for those impacted by Domestic Violence.

Below are events planned for DVA Month:
-Virtual Presentation: "Pets & Domestic Violence" Date & Time TBA
-Wear Purple Day, Thursday, October 21st
-Virtual Lunch & Learn on Domestic Violence, Wed. Oct. 27th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

For a link to the Virtual Lunch & Learn, email: [email protected]

Tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 2nd) our Indiana Outpatient Clinic will host a Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic for Veterans.The D...
10/01/2021

Tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 2nd) our Indiana Outpatient Clinic will host a Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic for Veterans.

The Drive-Thru Clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On Saturday Oct. 9th our State College Outpatient Clinic (from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) & our Altoona Medical Center (from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) will host drive thru flu shot clinics..

We continue to offer our walk-in Flu Clinic for Veterans at our Altoona Medical Center on Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's, from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 2nd) our Indiana Outpatient Clinic will host a Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic for Veterans.

The Drive-Thru Clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On Saturday Oct. 9th our State College Outpatient Clinic (from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) & our Altoona Medical Center (from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) will host drive thru flu shot clinics..

We continue to offer our walk-in Flu Clinic for Veterans at our Altoona Medical Center on Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's, from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

As we prepare for our new fiscal year beginning October 1, 2021, Beneficiary Travel payments will be delayed 5-7 days fo...
09/30/2021

As we prepare for our new fiscal year beginning October 1, 2021, Beneficiary Travel payments will be delayed 5-7 days for the first week in October. This delay will only impact payments and we ask that you still submit your claims as you normally would. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 814-943-8164 at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and "ChooseVA" for your Whole Health needs.

As we prepare for our new fiscal year beginning October 1, 2021, Beneficiary Travel payments will be delayed 5-7 days for the first week in October. This delay will only impact payments and we ask that you still submit your claims as you normally would. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 814-943-8164 at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and "ChooseVA" for your Whole Health needs.

Tomorrow, Tuesday Sept. 28th, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. we will host a Virtual Public Forum--to connect solely with ...
09/27/2021

Tomorrow, Tuesday Sept. 28th, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. we will host a Virtual Public Forum--to connect solely with Female Veterans.

On the forum, women can speak with Medical Center Leadership--including our Acting Chief of Staff, Women Veterans Program Manager, Whole Health Coordinator, My Health-e-Vet Coordinator, and others.

For a link to the virtual forum, please email [email protected]

Tomorrow, Tuesday Sept. 28th, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. we will host a Virtual Public Forum--to connect solely with Female Veterans.

On the forum, women can speak with Medical Center Leadership--including our Acting Chief of Staff, Women Veterans Program Manager, Whole Health Coordinator, My Health-e-Vet Coordinator, and others.

For a link to the virtual forum, please email [email protected]

Timeline Photos
09/27/2021

Timeline Photos

This Su***de Prevention Month, take time to reach out to the Veterans in your life. Let them know you care.
https://bit.ly/3kGmx5A

Our first Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinics for Veterans will occur this Saturday (Sept. 25th).The flu shot clinics schedul...
09/23/2021

Our first Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinics for Veterans will occur this Saturday (Sept. 25th).
The flu shot clinics scheduled for this Saturday are:
-DuBois Outpatient Clinic (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
-Huntingdon Outpatient Clinic (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
-Johnstown Outpatient Clinic (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Our Indiana Outpatient Clinic will host their drive-thru flu shot clinic on Saturday, Oct. 2nd from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On Saturday Oct. 9th our State College Outpatient Clinic (from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) & our Altoona Medical Center (from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) will host drive thru flu shot clinics.

We continue to offer our walk-in Flu Clinic for Veterans at our Altoona Medical Center on Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's, from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Our first Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinics for Veterans will occur this Saturday (Sept. 25th).
The flu shot clinics scheduled for this Saturday are:
-DuBois Outpatient Clinic (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
-Huntingdon Outpatient Clinic (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
-Johnstown Outpatient Clinic (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Our Indiana Outpatient Clinic will host their drive-thru flu shot clinic on Saturday, Oct. 2nd from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On Saturday Oct. 9th our State College Outpatient Clinic (from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) & our Altoona Medical Center (from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) will host drive thru flu shot clinics.

We continue to offer our walk-in Flu Clinic for Veterans at our Altoona Medical Center on Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's, from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please join us tomorrow (Friday) for our virtual Mental Health Summit. It runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You can attend...
09/23/2021

Please join us tomorrow (Friday) for our virtual Mental Health Summit. It runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You can attend all or part of this event.

This event is open for all employees, Veterans, & members of the community.

For a link to the summit, please email: [email protected]

This year’s Summit is entitled We are Whole: Mind, Body, and Spirit.

This theme recognizes each dimension’s integral role in Veteran’s overall health and well-being and how they impact mental and emotional wellness. The summit will feature many speakers—including our Medical Center Director Sigrid Andrew, mental health providers, Veterans, spiritual leaders, & community members.

Please join us tomorrow (Friday) for our virtual Mental Health Summit. It runs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You can attend all or part of this event.

This event is open for all employees, Veterans, & members of the community.

For a link to the summit, please email: [email protected]

This year’s Summit is entitled We are Whole: Mind, Body, and Spirit.

This theme recognizes each dimension’s integral role in Veteran’s overall health and well-being and how they impact mental and emotional wellness. The summit will feature many speakers—including our Medical Center Director Sigrid Andrew, mental health providers, Veterans, spiritual leaders, & community members.

Timeline Photos
09/21/2021

Timeline Photos

September is Su***de Prevention Month. Remember the Veterans Crisis Line is always ready to support you. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1—available 24/7. https://bit.ly/3hQYGOG

09/20/2021

Do you have questions about VA’s su***de prevention, homeless avoidance or rapid rehousing resources? Or do you want to help?

Join the Facebook Live event with VA at 3:30 p.m. ET tomorrow to learn more: https://bit.ly/3lJsduH

As our Telehealth program continues to expand--offering more appointment options and ways to connect with providers-- th...
09/18/2021

As our Telehealth program continues to expand--offering more appointment options and ways to connect with providers-- the program's popularity has also grown.

Due to this growth, effective November, 1, 2021, we will run one daily shuttle bus to-and-from the Pittsburgh VA. The shuttle bus will depart our facility in Altoona at 7:00 a.m. and depart from Pittsburgh at 1:00 p.m.

We are dedicated to continuing to serve Veterans and are excited they continue to use Telehealth services to easily and effectively receive care.

As our Telehealth program continues to expand--offering more appointment options and ways to connect with providers-- the program's popularity has also grown.

Due to this growth, effective November, 1, 2021, we will run one daily shuttle bus to-and-from the Pittsburgh VA. The shuttle bus will depart our facility in Altoona at 7:00 a.m. and depart from Pittsburgh at 1:00 p.m.

We are dedicated to continuing to serve Veterans and are excited they continue to use Telehealth services to easily and effectively receive care.

This week, we celebrated International Housekeepers Week. As it concludes tomorrow, September 18th, our Housekeeping tea...
09/17/2021

This week, we celebrated International Housekeepers Week. As it concludes tomorrow, September 18th, our Housekeeping team has always remained valuable, essential, and pivotal in saving lives and providing unparalleled healthcare to our nation's heroes. We could not be more proud of our team. Please thank and congratulate them as you walk our halls.

This week, we celebrated International Housekeepers Week. As it concludes tomorrow, September 18th, our Housekeeping team has always remained valuable, essential, and pivotal in saving lives and providing unparalleled healthcare to our nation's heroes. We could not be more proud of our team. Please thank and congratulate them as you walk our halls.

On this day in 1979, Prisoner of War/Missing In Action (POW/MIA) Day was declared a national day of remembrance by Congr...
09/17/2021

On this day in 1979, Prisoner of War/Missing In Action (POW/MIA) Day was declared a national day of remembrance by Congress. POW/MIA Recognition Day recognizes personnel who served as prisoners of war and those who have been declared missing in action. According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, 83,114 Americans who fought in conflicts from World War II to present day are still missing. To learn more about the stories of POWs/MIAs and the history of POW/MIA day, please visit https://bit.ly/39h15NT. We honor the service of POW/MIA Veterans.

On this day in 1979, Prisoner of War/Missing In Action (POW/MIA) Day was declared a national day of remembrance by Congress. POW/MIA Recognition Day recognizes personnel who served as prisoners of war and those who have been declared missing in action. According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, 83,114 Americans who fought in conflicts from World War II to present day are still missing. To learn more about the stories of POWs/MIAs and the history of POW/MIA day, please visit https://bit.ly/39h15NT. We honor the service of POW/MIA Veterans.

Starting this upcoming Monday (Sept. 20th), we are holding a flu vaccine walk-in clinic every Mon. Wed. Fri. from 7:30 a...
09/17/2021

Starting this upcoming Monday (Sept. 20th), we are holding a flu vaccine walk-in clinic every Mon. Wed. Fri. from 7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

The walk-in clinic will take place in the second-floor auditorium at our VA Medical Center in Altoona. The flu shot clinic is open for Veterans, employees, and those enrolled in the Caregiver Support Program. Veterans can also receive a flu vaccine at regularly scheduled appointments.

Veterans who are not enrolled for VA healthcare can receive the flu vaccine and are encouraged to bring a copy of their DD214.

No appointment is needed to receive your flu shot. The clinic runs until October, 29th.

Starting this upcoming Monday (Sept. 20th), we are holding a flu vaccine walk-in clinic every Mon. Wed. Fri. from 7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

The walk-in clinic will take place in the second-floor auditorium at our VA Medical Center in Altoona. The flu shot clinic is open for Veterans, employees, and those enrolled in the Caregiver Support Program. Veterans can also receive a flu vaccine at regularly scheduled appointments.

Veterans who are not enrolled for VA healthcare can receive the flu vaccine and are encouraged to bring a copy of their DD214.

No appointment is needed to receive your flu shot. The clinic runs until October, 29th.

Address

2907 Pleasant Valley Blvd
Altoona, PA
16602

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 10pm
Tuesday 6am - 10pm
Wednesday 6am - 10pm
Thursday 6am - 10pm
Friday 6am - 10pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 8pm

Telephone

(814) 943-8164

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Welcome to the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center

Since 1950, the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center 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. Services are available to more than 81,000 Veterans living in a 14 county area of Pennsylvania. Our 14 counties include Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Mifflin, and Somerset.

Improving Access and Timeliness of Care

Learn how we are improving access to health care for nearly 25,000 Veterans in our 14 county service area.

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