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Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center

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2907 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA 16602-4377

Phone: 814-943-8164 Or 814-943-8164
Fax: 814-940-7898
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The mission of the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center is to honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. The facility is located among the scenic Allegheny Mountains in central Pennsylvania. This modern facility offers a comprehensive range of health care services to eligible Veterans. Outpatient services are provided through primary care and specialty clinics. All active patients are enrolled in a primary care team. The medical center has 57 beds comprised of 17 acute care beds and 40 long term care beds. The medical center's market service area consists of 14 counties in central Pennsylvania: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Mifflin, and Somerset. Approximately 87,133 veterans reside in this 14 county market service area. The VAMC administers an extensive outpatient fee basis program. There are five community based outpatient clinics located in Huntingdon County (Mapleton Depot), Indiana, Johnstown, DuBois, and State College, Pennsylvania.



The VAMC has various graduate and undergraduate program affiliations with several universities and colleges. Additionally, the VAMC has a medical resource sharing agreement with Department of Defense.



57 authorized operating beds



General Medical with Long Term Care



23-Hour Observation

Ambulatory Procedure Clinic

AmeriCorps Volunteer Program

Behavioral Health Outpatient

Home Telehealth

Community Living Center

Compensated Work Therapy


Home Based Primary Care

Home Medical Equipment (HME)/Home Oxygen
Homeless Program

Hoptel Services


Inpatient Acute Care
OEF/OIF Program and Case Management

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Primary Care

Recovery Program


Respite Care

Senior Companion Program

Specialty Care/Clinics

Substance Abuse (Outpatient)
Transportation Program
Veterans Outreach 

Vet Center DuBois

Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST)
Volunteer Program
Women's Health