TRIPLER Army Community Hospital Community
Spark M. Matsunaga Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Honolulu VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
459 Patterson Road
Honolulu, HI 96819
The Veterans Affairs (VA) Pacific Islands Health Care System is centered in Honolulu, Hawaii, and consists of the Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center, the VA Community Living Center and community-based outpatient clinics located on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Guam and American Samoa.
The Spark M. Matsunaga VA Ambulatory Care Center is adjacent to Tripler Army Medical Center and provides outpatient primary medical care, mental health, pharmacy, dental care and specialized outpatient care. Treatment programs include day care, geriatric evaluation and management, as well as several medical specialty clinics staffed by VA and University of Hawaii physicians. Many of these services are located at Tripler AMC as part of a VA-DOD Joint Venture.
Long-term and transitional rehabilitative care services are provided by a VA-operated, 60-bed Community Living Center, located on the Tripler grounds.
Besides treatment in a hospital setting, the center provides extensive geriatric care through outpatient programs, including contract adult day care, homemaker health aide, home-based primary care and community nursing home placement.
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Resources for Veterans & Families
Department of Veterans Affairs
Federal Benefits Booklet for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors
Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-TALK (8255), Press 1
The Veterans Crisis Line connects vets in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat or text. Call 800-273-8255 and press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive support 24/7.
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
Online chat support is also available.
VA Caregiver Support Line
808-433-0371 (Local Coordinator)
VBA – Veterans Benefits Administration
(Compensation & Pension, Education, Home Loans, Vocational Rehabilitation, Life Insurance, etc.)
Make The Connection
Connects veterans and their friends and family members with information, resources and solutions to issues affecting their lives — you can customize this site to your specific needs.
Military One Source/Wounded Warrior “Veteran” Resource Center
National Center for PTSD
The National Center for PTSD mission is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America’s vets through research, education and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders from seven centers across the country.
Goals/Objectives of the National Centers for PTSD include:
- Promote improved assessment and treatment of PTSD.
- Advance the scientific understanding of PTSD.
- Advance PTSD education for clinicians, researchers, and vets through development and info dissemination.
- Support the global war on terrorism through collaborations with the DOD.
- Advance VA’s emergency medical response capability.
- Provide consultation to VA’s leadership and other agencies on a continuing basis and during national emergencies.
National Center for PTSD – Pacific Islands Division
3375 Koapaka St., Suite I-560
Honolulu HI, 96819
Contact: Linda Beauregard-Axelson
Vet Center Information
Vet Centers offer a wide range of services to assist with a successful transition from military to civilian life at no cost to service members or veterans or their family members. Services include:
- Individual and group counseling.
- Marital and family counseling.
- Bereavement counseling.
- Medical and benefits referrals.
- Employment counseling.
1-877-WAR-VETS (927-8387) is an around-the-clock confidential call center where combat vets and their families can call to talk about their military experience or other issues about readjustment to civilian life. The staff is comprised of combat veterans from several eras as well as family members of combat vets. This benefit is prepaid through the veteran’s military service.
Vet Center Directory
Hilo Vet Center
70 Lanihuli St., Suite 102
Hilo, HI 96720
Telephone 808-969-3833 or 877-927-8387
Honolulu Vet Center
1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite F-3
Honolulu, HI 96814
Telephone 808-973-8387 or 877-927-8387
Kailua-Kona Vet Center
Hale Kui Plaza, Suite 207
73-4976 Kamanu St.
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Telephone 808-329-0574 or 877-927-8387
West Oahu Vet Center
885 Kamokila Blvd., Unit 105
Kapolei, HI 96707
Telephone 808-674-2414 or 877-927-8387
Kauai Vet Center
3-3367 Kuhio Highway, Suite 101
Lihue, HI 96766-1061
Telephone 808-246-1163 or 877-927-8387
Maui Vet Center
35 Lunalilo St., Suite 101
Wailuku, HI 96793
Telephone 808-242-8557 or 877-927-8387
VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
Main Number: 808-433-0600