Louisiana VA Hospitals and Health Care Facilities - Page 2
Alexandria VA Health Care System mail: P. O. Box 69004 Alexandria, LA 71306
2495 Shreveport Hwy. 71 North Pineville, LA 71360 Phone: (318) 473-0010 or (800) 375-8387 Fax: (318) 483-5029
The VA Health Care System, Alexandria, Louisiana consists of the medical center facility located on Shreveport Highway, Pineville, Louisiana.The Alexandria VAMC 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 VAMC Alexandria 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, Louisiana VAMC 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. VAMC Alexandria receives long-term psychiatry referrals from network facilities and VA facilities in bordering states.
VAMC Alexandria has active affiliations with the Tulane University School of Medicine (with residency programs in preventive medicine and opthalmology) and the LSU School of Medicine (with residency programs in family medicine, clinical pharmacology, and physician assistants). Other affiliations include:
Northeast Louisiana University - speech pathology 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 and recreation therapy 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
Information on the Community Based Clinics is listed below.
Community Based Clinics
Jennings VA Out-Patient Clinic 1907 Johnson Street Jennings, LA 70546 337-824-1000 1-888-394-1972 toll free
Lafayette VA Out-Patient Clinic 3131 Ambassador Caffery Parkway Lafayette, LA 70506-7209 337-706-3415
Fort Polk VA Out-Patient Clinic 3353 University Parkway Leesville, LA 71446 337-392-3890
Natchitoches VA Out-Patient Clinic 740 Keyser Street Natchitoches, LA 71457 337-357-3300