Veterans in Madison and Morgan counties are served within the Veterans Integrated Service Network 7 (VISN 7) — the Southeast VA Health Care Network — with the nearest major medical center in Birmingham, about 90 minutes from Redstone Arsenal. VISN 7 serves about 500,000 veterans each year with nine medical centers and community-based outpatient clinics throughout Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The closest community outpatient clinic is in Huntsville.
Birmingham VA Medical Center
700 S. 19th St.
Birmingham, AL 35233 205-933-8101
The Birmingham VA Medical Center is a 313-bed facility in the historic southside district of the city. The facility provides acute tertiary medical and surgical care to veterans of Alabama and surrounding states. The center provides health care services to eligible veterans in VISN 7.
The medical center serves as a referral center for this population area with 131 operating beds. Recent construction provides state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in all clinical programs. Care is provided in many medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Most staff physicians have joint appointments with VA and its primary affiliation, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The BVAMC operates eight community-based outpatient clinics in North Alabama. For a list of clinics, visit
Huntsville VA Clinic
500 Markaview Drive NW
Huntsville, AL 35805 256-535-3100
Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs VA Southeast Network (VISN7)
3700 Crestwood Parkway, Suite 500
Duluth, GA 30096 678-924-5700
VA Suicide Lifeline 800-273-8255
The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs operates two service offices in the area:
Madison County Service Office
115-B Washington St.
Huntsville, AL 35801 256-532-1662
Morgan County Service Office
Morgan County Courthouse
302 Lee St. NE, First Floor
Decatur, AL 35602 256-351-4636
The Department of Veterans Affairs improves the quality of life for Alabama’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 one major medical center, eight community clinics and a veterans home in Madison County. Combat veterans who were discharged or released from active service on or after Jan. 28, 2003, are eligible to enroll for enhanced care in the VA health care system for five years from their date of discharge or release. The enrollment period begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active-duty service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date. Veterans, including activated reservists and National Guard members, are eligible if they served on active duty in combat after Nov. 11, 1998, and have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions. Go to www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/returning_servicemembers.asp.
Madison County Vet Center
415 Church St., Bldg. H, Suite 101
Huntsville, AL 35801 256-539-5775