VA Providence Healthcare System
About the VA Providence Healthcare System
About Providence VA Medical Center
The Providence VA Medical Center is dedicated to providing high quality comprehensive outpatient and inpatient health care to Veterans residing in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Each veteran who comes to the Medical Center for care is assured personalized care by a team of health care providers. A Primary Care Provider coordinates each patient's medical care, patient education needs and referrals to any of the medical centers 32 subspecialty clinics. The Medical Center's Ambulatory Care Program is supported by a general medical, surgical, and psychiatric inpatient facility fully-accredited by the Joint Commission. The medical center delivers a broad range of services in medicine, surgery, and behavioral sciences and is currently operating 73 beds. Veterans can also avail themselves of primary care and some specialty services at the VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in New Bedford, MA, Hyannis, MA, and in Middletown, RI.
The PVAMC system has approximately 150 board certified physicians and more than 1,500 full-time equivalent employees who complete the health care delivery team of professional, technical, administrative, and support personnel.
Nationally and internationally recognized clinical research activities enhance patient care in health services, dermatology, mental health treatment, pulmonary/vascular, rehabilitation, post-traumatic stress disorder, and alcoholism and drug abuse.
Short descriptions of commonly used services and contact information can be found in our Outpatient Guide.
Academic Affiliations and Partnerships
** Brown Alpert Medical School
** The Harvard School of Dental Medicine
The University of Rhode Island -** College of Pharmacy
University of Rhode Island Industrial Engineering - Systems Redesign
Rhode Island College (RIC) - Veterans Administration Nursing Academy Partnership (VANAP) and Post Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program
Approximately 40 health professional school affiliations
Authorized Beds/Operating Beds
119 Authorized/73 Operating
Type of Facility
General Medical & Surgical
ADA Recognized Diabetes Patient Self-Management Education Program
Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine
General Intensive Care Unit
Hospital - Based Home Care
Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team
Speech / Language Pathology
Substance Abuse Treatment Program (outpatient)
TREP - Targeted Research Enhancement Program
VA Regional Office
Vascular Research Laboratory
Veterans Resource and Recovery Center
Veterans Transitional Supportive Program (VTSP)
Visual Impairment Services
Women Veterans Health Program
Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery
Rhode Island Veterans Home
Massachussetts Department of Veterans' Services
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