Local Features - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center - Altoona, PA
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James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center - Altoona, PA


Local Features

Staff memer screens Veterans for COVID-19Staff Members Holding the Line
During the “stay at Home” order statewide, our staff continue to implement changes to “flatten the curve” and protect our Veterans. The most noticeable of these changes is the entry screening lines.
Evaluation room at the James E. Van Zandt Pain Management ClinicPAIN MANAGEMENT OFFERS ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT
The James E. Van Zandt Pain Management Clinic assists Veterans in dealing with chronic pain issues by tailoring specialized treatments to fit each Veteran's individual needs.
Open hand holding acupuncture needleWHOLE HEALTH PUTS VETERANS IN CHARGE
Whole Health is VA’s new approach to well-being. Initiatives, found in the program, are making great strides in reducing the use of opioids, anti-anxiety medication, and other therapies that involve controlled substances
Physical Therapists assisting Veterans During Walk-in Clinic. Photo by: Christopher LemkePT Walk-In Clinic Expands to Four Days a Week
Physical Therapy is now offering a walk-in clinic at the James E. Van Zandt VAMC. Due to the success of the clinic, the service has expanded to four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Army Veteran, Mr. Robert Hofmann, one of our first cataract surgery patients. Photo by: Christopher LemkeJAMES E. VAN ZANDT VAMC ADVANCES CARE FOR VETERANS
Cataract Surgery added as part of our Veteran centric culture. On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center added cataract surgery to the growing list of services it offers local Veterans.
Holidaysburg VA Sign UnveilingHollidaysburg Partners with VA Signage Initiative
- The Borough of Hollidaysburg in partnership with the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center unveiled new street signs today. The Borough of Hollidaysburg is the first municipality to take this initiative.
Veterans Adminstration logo and sealThe new VA.gov website is now available.
The VA is making it easier for Veterans and those who support them to find the information and tools they need. The new VA.gov design focuses on the top 80% of information Veterans seek out across all VA websites
Respect It's a Two Way Street over a Purple Remembrance RibbonIt's Intimate Partner Violence Awarness Month!
The VA’s Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Assistance Program is committed to helping Veterans, their partners, and also VA staff who are impacted by IPV. Someone you know could be experiencing and/or using IPV.
An exterior directional sign for a hospital emergency department.Emergency Medical Care
You never know when you may need emergency medical care, so knowing what to do and where to go will benefit you. During a medical emergency, Veterans should immediately seek care at the nearest medical facility.
Close-up of a hand holding a cell phone and typing a text messageReceive Appointment Reminders via Text Messaging
To increase access to health care for all Veterans, the Veterans Health Administration has created VEText, an interactive mobile solution to remind Veterans of upcoming appointments via text messaging.

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