Department of Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Address 2215 Fuller Rd.
Ann Arbor 48105
Information (734) 769-7100 or (800) 361-8387
Volunteer services (7340 845-3467
Directions: From US-23, take exit 39 (Geddes) and go west (Geddes becomes Fuller). From points west of Ann Arbor, take I-94 exit 172 and follow Jackson; it becomes Huron; turn left on Glen (Glen becomes Fuller). The entrance to the patient and visitor parking structure is at Fuller and Glazier Way.
Description: VAAAHS, responsible for more than 151,000 veterans in southeastern Michigan and northwestern Ohio, handled nearly 5,500 admissions and more than 550,000 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2013. The main campus houses 105 acute care inpatient beds, a 40-bed community living center, and a clinical building for outpatient, diagnostic, and surgical services. As the major VA referral facility for the Lower Peninsula, the health system supports numerous specialty programs, including a cardiac center, neurosurgery, hemodialysis, intensive psychiatric care, cochlear implantation, and cancer treatment, as well as diagnostic radiology. The facility offers special treatment programs for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, women veterans, those with spinal cord injuries, former prisoners of war, and others. VAAAHS includes outpatient clinics in Flint, Jackson, and Toledo.
The Ann Arbor facility also houses clinical, basic sciences, and health services research programs, and a geriatric research, education, and clinical center. More than 140 VA researchers work here on more than 375 projects in such areas as cardiovascular disease, cancer, hypertension, and diabetes. A major teaching facility, VAAAHS is affiliated with the U-M Medical School and 40 other colleges and universities and provides training to more than 1,200 people yearly. It employs more than 1,700 staff and has more than 1,000 volunteers.