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About Us

Within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of Patient Care Services(PCS) brings a public health approach to protecting the health of Veterans and staff.

For us, public health is the science and practice of promoting health and preventing disease among Veteran and VA staff populations. In this context, health can be affected by natural or human-made environments, present and past occupations, place in society, gender, and other social or individual characteristics.

This is reflected in four pillars that uphold our ideals, initiatives, services, and programs:

  1. Surveillance and epidemiology
  2. Underserved populations
  3. Disease prevention, risk reduction, and health promotion
  4. Public health policy and guidance


Here are the services and centers within PCS that cover a range of programs to protect and promote the health of Veterans and staff:


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