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Our Cardiology Program offers a full range of cardiac services including interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and advanced heart failure programs. Call (205) 558-4729 for more information. Read more about our cardiology program, includes cardiovascular care (open heart).
Emergency Room (ER):
Our ER is a 12-bed unit, that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Treatment is provided for urgent and emergent medical conditions. Surgical care is also provided on a consultation basis. Psychiatric emergencies are referred to the Tuscaloosa VA, or other VA or non-VA psychiatric facilities based upon bed availability. Patients with major trauma are referred to the nearest trauma center. Patients with conditions requiring emergent care who do not live in Birmingham are referred to the nearest hospital for stabilization and transfer. Please call (205) 933-4518 for more information. Read more about our emergency room service.
Geriatric Assessment Clinic:
The staff in this clinic provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessment for frail, older veterans. The clinic team consists of physicians, nurses, social workers, optometrists, psychologists, audiologists, dieticians, and physical and occupational therapists. Call (205) 933-8101, extension 4429 or 4430, for more information.
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC):
Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC): The GRECC Mission is to improve the capability of the VA health care delivery system to provide services that are effective and appropriate in meeting the medical, psychological, and social needs of older veterans through research, education and innovative clinical services. The GRECC Mission is accomplished through: Research focusing on mobility, incontinence and related disorders, and palliative care; Education of health care personnel, veterans, and their families; and Clinical demonstration programs for eligible veterans. GRECC Research Cores include a Data Analysis Core, Muscle Research Laboratory, Clinical Exercise Facility, Urodynamic and Anorectal Function Laboratories. Specific Education and Training Projects include Continence, Mobility, and Palliative Care Education, Training and Mentorship Programs; Weekly Scientific Seminars and Conferences and Monthly Journal Clubs; and a Special Fellowship in Advanced Geriatrics Clinical Demonstrations include Outpatient Continence Clinics, Fall Prevention and Mobility Clinic, Palliative Care Programs (Consults, Outpatient Program, and Safe Harbor In-Patient Unit). Call (205) 558-7064 for more information.
Medical Subspecialty Care:
The focus of this care is on specific organs/tissues of the body. Call (205) 933-8101, ext. 6347 for more information. Read more about our medical subspecialty care program.
Birmingham VAMC offers Safe Harbor Palliative Care Services with inpatient and outpatient consults. The goal is to relieve the pain and sufffering (emotional, physical, social and spiritual) along the continuum of medical care. Although hospice care may be a part of palliative care, it is not synonymous with palliative care. Read more about our palliative care program.
Our pharmacy processes more than 5000 prescriptions daily. Prescriptions may be refilled by mail, phone, or online. Contact the Pharmacy at (205) 933-8101 extension 4502, Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Read more about refilling a prescription by phone program.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Program
Our primary care program offers an extensive range of treatments with an emphasis on health care prevention. Call (205) 933-8101 ext. 5508 for more information. Read more about our post traumatic stress disorder program.
Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP):
Outpatient services includee marital/family therapy, group therapy, psychological and medical assessment and self management classes. Call (205) 933-8101, ext. 5510 for more information. Read more about our substance abuse treatment program.
This includes cardiovascular surgery, general surgery, GYN, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, surgical oncology, thoracic surgery, urology, and vascular surgery. Your primary care provider makes appointments for you in these specialties. Read more about our surgical specialties program.
Telephone Care Program (TCP):
Our TCP staff are available to answer health questions or needs between primary care clinic visits. Phone numbers for TCP staff are: 1-866-487-4243 toll free or (205) 558-7095 (local). Read more about our telephone care program.
Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST):
Our The VIST services include yearly examinations, referrals to the Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center, individual and group therapy, and a complete benefits review for eligible visually impaired veterans. VIST services are also provided monthly, at the Huntsville Outpatient Clinic. The VIST Coordinator can be contacted at (205) 933-8101, ext. 4389. Read more about our visual impairment services team program.