Address: 2215 Fuller

Information: (734) 769-7100 or (800) 361-8387

Veteran’s Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255, press #1

Volunteer services: (734) 845-3467

Website: www.annarbor.va.gov

Description: VAAAHS serves over 70,000 veterans living in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio. The main campus houses 102 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 Adrian, Canton, Flint, Howell (opening soon), 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 400 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 3,100 staff and has more than 1,200 volunteers.

The Fisher House provides free lodging for up to 16 families of veterans and active duty service members hospitalized at VAAAHS.