The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS), accredited by the Joint Commission, is comprised of two large Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers located in Temple and Waco, a large stand-alone multi-specialty outpatient clinic in Austin, four outpatient clinics located in Brownwood, Bryan/College Station, Cedar Park, and Palestine plus a rural outreach clinic in La Grange. The system is one of the largest integrated health care systems in the United States and provides a full range of services including medical, surgical, psychiatric, and rehabilitation with inpatient medical/surgical hospital beds, a hospice unit, and community living center (CLC) beds. Located on its Waco campus, CTVHCS has one of the largest inpatient psychiatric facilities and one of only 12 Blind Rehabilitation Centers in the country. CTVHCS serves a Veteran population of more than 252,000, covers 35,243 square miles and 11 congressional districts in 39 counties. ¥Multi-VISN referral facility for chronically mentally ill patients ¥National referral facility for blind rehabilitation ¥Primary care services for veterans in Waco area. ¥Behavioral Health services including individual, group and family counseling, and programs such as Tobacco Cessation. ¥Handicapped Accessible: full and easy access for all veterans. ¥Personal Care: Highly qualified primary care providers, specialty care referrals to the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. ¥Laboratory: Blood drawing services available. VA's Mission: To fulfill President LincolnÕs promise ÒÉTo care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphanÓ by serving and honoring the men and women who are AmericaÕs Veterans.
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