The Miami VA Healthcare System serves Veterans in three South Florida counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe, with an estimated veteran population of 175,000. Our parent facility is the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center located on 26.3 acres in downtown Miami and opened in 1968.
The Miami VA is an accredited comprehensive medical provider, providing general medical, surgical, inpatient and outpatient mental health services, the Miami VA Healthcare System includes an AIDS/HIV center, a prosthetic treatment center, spinal cord injury rehabilitative center, and Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC). The Miami VA Healthcare System is recognized as a Center of Excellence in Spinal Cord Injury Research, Substance Abuse Treatment and is a recognized Chest Pain Center.
In addition to serving South Florida, the Miami VA is the tertiary referral facility for the West Palm Beach VAMC and provides open-heart surgery and other specialty services to other VA facilities in Florida and the country.
The Miami VA Healthcare System operates 432 hospital beds, including a 4-story community living center attached to the main facility. Miami VAHS is also responsible for two major satellite Outpatient Clinics located in Broward County and Key West, five Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Homestead, Key Largo, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood and Deerfield Beach and an Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic and Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Center in Miami.
Three Readjustment Counseling Centers (Vet Centers) in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Key Largo provide specialized services and are supported by the Miami VAHS.
The Medical Center is staffed and equipped to perform many highly specialized procedures. Some of the sophisticated capabilities and special programs available to patients are: