The Coatesville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is one of 151 VA medical centers nationwide. The medical center and its outpatient clinics in Spring City and Springfield, Pa. comprise an integrated health care system dedicated to providing Veterans with health care that improves their health and well-being.
Programs and treatment are focused heavily on mental health care, geriatrics and extended care, primary care, specialty and women’s health care, rehabilitative services, pharmacy and social work services for outpatients, residential patients and inpatients. The 42-building campus-style facility sits on 128 acres. The medical center has an annual budget of approximately $190 million, and employs approximately 1,300 health care and administrative professionals. In fiscal year 2013, the medical center served 18,729 Veterans through 200,404 outpatient visits, and 2,684 inpatient and residential patient admissions.
The Coatesville VA Medical Center operates 452 inpatient and residential beds, and serves as a VA specialty referral facility for inpatient and residential mental health programs. In terms of inpatient beds, there are 4 medical, 50 psychiatry, and 169 community living center (24 hour nursing care), including a highly regarded hospice unit. In terms of residential beds, there is a 229-bed Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP), which is comprised of a Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (DCHV-RRTP), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PTSD-RRTP) and Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP). Additionally, 18 of the 229 beds are dedicated to a separate all female program that comprises DCHV-RRTP, PTSD-RRTP and SARRTP while also specializing in military sexual trauma treatment.
Additionally, the Coatesville VA Medical Center offers outpatient primary care through Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT), and mental health outpatient care through Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) teams. Some specialty care is available including optometry, podiatry, pulmonary, podiatry, neurology, infectious disease, dental and more.
Additional medical supportive services include pharmacy, pathology and laboratory, imaging, physical medicine and rehabilitation, speech pathology and audiology. The Chaplaincy program provides spiritual support across all health care service lines.
Additionally, Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Case Management services support at risk Veterans. The medical center also has expansive social work homeless programming that compliments the DCHV-RRTP including Homeless Outreach, Health Care for Homeless Veterans, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing which allocates 310 Section 8 housing vouchers to Veterans. Further, social work services support other special endeavors including newly returning Veterans, suicide prevention, veterans justice outreach, caregiver support, women Veterans health care and more.
Two non-VA organizations, the Veterans Multi-Service Center and Fresh Start, Inc., operate residential housing facilities for Veterans on the campus. The Mary E. Walker House provides transitional housing for homeless women Veterans, and LZII and Fresh Start provide transitional housing for homeless male Veterans. Independence Hall is a contracted transitional residence program for male Veterans with serious mental illness.
The Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center is part of the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 4. VISN 4 is comprised of 10 medical centers throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Ohio. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) of the Department of Veterans Affairs is comprised of 21 VISNs throughout the United States.