Veterans in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties are served within Veterans Integrated Service Network 8 — the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network, with the nearest major medical center in Tampa, about 30 minutes from MacDill Air Force Base. VISN 8 serves more than 1.5 million veterans with eight medical centers and more than 55 outpatient clinics located throughout Florida, South Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The closest community-based outpatient clinic is in St. Petersburg.
James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital
13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612 813-972-2000
The James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital is a teaching hospital with a broad spectrum of inpatient and outpatient health care services. Services include primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in dentistry, extended care, geriatrics, medicine, neurology, oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, spinal cord injury and surgery.
Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs
11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311-K
Largo, FL 33778 727-518-3202
VA Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs improves the quality of life for Florida’s veterans, military and their families by increasing awareness and access to appropriate federal, state and local resources. Veterans within the state can receive health care from a variety of facilities, including seven medical centers, nine outpatient clinics, 40 community-based outpatient clinics, 26 vet centers and seven veterans homes (go to http://floridavets.org/benefits-services/health-care for contact information).