Veterans Health Information Clearing House

Veterans Health Information Clearing House

Health Care Facilities & New York State Consumer Health/Insurance Information

Health Care Facilities

Veterans Hospitals

Veterans Affairs Healthcare Network Upstate NY (Veterans Integrated Service Network 2)
This network encompasses a number of major medical centers and outpatient clinics across update New York.
  • The VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York (VISN 2) is comprised of six VA medical centers and 29 community based outpatient clinics. They provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient health care to eligible veterans. These health care services, provided by VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York (VISN 2), include the Albany, Bath, Batavia, Buffalo, Canandaigua and Syracuse VA Medical Centers. Staff also assists veterans with DoD/TRICARE, MCCF Billing, Veterans Identification Cards and general questions. Call the Veterans Service Contact Center toll-free number at: 1-888-823-9656.
VA New York/New Jersey Healthcare Network (VISN 3) (Veterans Integrated Service Network 3)
This network encompasses a number of major medical centers and clinics in the New York City, Long Island and lower Hudson Valley regions.
  • The VA New York/New Jersey Veterans Healthcare Network Telephone Care Program increases access to care for veterans in the downstate New York/New Jersey area. During weekdays (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), staff at your VA Medical Center or VA Clinic are available to assist. After 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, weekends or holidays, call the VA Nurses Helpline at 1-800-877-6976 if you have a medical question. Remember to call 911 at any time if you're having a medical emergency.
VA New Jersey War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)
New Jersey War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)- A National VA program devoted to post deployment Veterans and their unique health care needs. They develop and provide expertise for Veterans and their health care providers through clinical evaluation, research, education and risk communication.
  • The War Related Illness and Injury Study Center is a National VA program devoted to post deployment veterans and their unique health care needs. We develop and provide expertise for veterans and their health care providers through clinical evaluation, research, education and risk communication. The WRIISC clinical services focus on environmental exposure assessments and comprehensive medical evaluations for combat veterans who have chronic and difficult to diagnose symptoms. The WRIISC also provides education and clinical information to families and loved ones of deployed soldiers. Its toll-free number is: 1-800-248-8005.
Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) - Department of Defense
Military veterans, and their families along with health care providers with deployment health questions or concerns can contact the Department of Defense's Deployment Health Help-line at the Deployment Health Clinical Center located at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
  • The DHCC ensures that veterans receive the smoothest possible transition of care when moving from the DoD to the VA healthcare system. All veterans should get the best care possible in return for the sacrifices they have made for our country. In this section, you will find information on VA policies, services and benefits for veterans and families. In addition, you will find fact sheets on specific health concerns related to military service. This website is completely open for veterans and others to browse and learn abouth the health impacts of various deployments. Their toll-free number is: 1-800-796-9699. Sign up for the center's daily e-mail newsletter.

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New York Hospitals

Hospitals in New York State
This site contains a wide range of material on New York hospitals (except veterans hospitals), including profiles, reports and surveys, laws and regulations, and other related information.
New York City's Center for the Study of Hepatitis C
New York City's Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, established in 2000 at The Rockefeller University, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York - Presbyterian Hospital, is the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary center dedicated to the study of HCV and hepatic disease in the tri-state area. The site provides information on its patient care and treatment, clinical trials and research into hepatitis C.
National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers (NY)
About NCI - Designated Cancer Centers

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New York Veterans Homes

Veterans Nursing Homes
The New York State Veterans Homes are skilled nursing facilities owned and operated by the New York State Department of Health for veterans and their dependents. They provide state-of-the-art medical, nursing, psychosocial, and rehabilitative services to residents. Staff also conduct geriatric research and provide education and training for health care professionals.

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New York State Consumer Health/Insurance Information

Need assistance in covering the costs of your health care? Looking for information about physicians, hospitals or nursing homes? The New York State programs and information listed here may provide the answers you are seeking:

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