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Alexandria VA Health Care System

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(mail: Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, P.O. Box 69004
Alexandria, LA 71306-9004

Phone: 318-473-0010 Or 318-473-0010
Fax: 318-483-5029
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The Alexandria VA Health Care System, Louisiana, consists of the medical center facility located on Shreveport Highway, Pineville, Louisiana. The Alexandria VA Health Care System also has Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Lafayette, Louisiana serving Lafayette Parish and other surrounding parishes and in Jennings, Louisiana serving Jefferson Davis Parish and other surrounding parishes.

The Alexandria VA Health Care System is categorized as a primary and secondary care facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of primary care services with state-of-the-art technology and education.  Comprehensive acute and extended health care is provided on a primary and secondary basis in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. The Medical Center serves a potential veteran population of over 100,000 veterans and an active patient roster of over 37,000. The Alexandria VA Health Care System is a part of VA Network 16, South Central VA Health Care Network, which includes facilities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Southeast Texas, and Northwest Florida.

Ambulatory Care services are provided in-house and through community-based clinics in Jennings and Lafayette, Louisiana. Surgical (in-patient and ambulatory) and medical services are provided through two wards, 5 operating rooms, a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, and ICU. Tertiary care services are provided through referrals primarily to VAMC’s Shreveport, Jackson, and Houston. The extended care program includes two Nursing Home Care Units, including an 18 bed Alzheimer’s Unit with enclosed walking yard. Alexandria is one of three Specialty Referral Facilities in the VISN for acute and intermediate psychiatric care. Alexandria VA Health Care System receives long-term psychiatry referrals from network facilities and VA facilities in bordering states.


  • ULM (University of Louisiana at Monroe) - speech pathology, Pharmacy
  • Northwestern State University - physical therapy, occupational therapy, and recreation therapy
  • Louisiana State University – nursing and social work
  • Our Lady of the Lake University - nursing
  • Louisiana College - occupational therapy and recreation therapy
  • Alcorn State University - occupational therapy and recreation therapy
  • Alexandria Vo-Tech - occupational therapy and recreation therapy
  • Louisiana State University (Alexandria) - occupational therapy, recreation therapy, and Pharmacy technician
  • Grambling State University - associate dietetics program and recreation therapy
  • Louisiana Tech University - audiology, psychology, biomedical engineering, physical therapy, and dietetics
  • Central Louisiana State Hospital - physical therapy
  • Xavier University – pharmacy
  • Southern University - recreation therapy
  • Tulane University– social work

Special Programs

  • Adult Day Care Program
  • Alzheimer's Unit
  • Chemical Dependency Outpatient Program
  • Community Home Health
  • Community Nursing Home Care
  • Community Residential Care
  • Home-Based Primary Care
  • Homeless Program
  • Homemaker/Home Health Aide (H/HHA) Program
  • Nursing Home Care Unit
  • Social Detoxification Residential Treatment Program (SDRT)
  • Specialty Referral Facility-Psychiatry
  • Women Veterans Clinic