Chula Vista VA Clinic | VA San Diego health care | Veterans Affairs (2022)

Our outpatient clinic provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health care, optometry, podiatry (foot care), social work, telehealth, and more. Below, you’ll find our address and hours, parking and transportation information, and the other health services we offer at our Chula Vista VA Clinic. This clinic operates like a doctor’s office where patients are seen by SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT.

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Location and contact information

  • Everyone must wear a mask and practice physical distancing.
  • We may screen you for COVID-19 symptoms at the entrance.
  • Approved visitors only. Ask your care team who can visit.
  • Ask your team about phone or video appointment options.

Check on Mondays for each facility’s latest guidelines.

Address

353 H Street

Chula Vista, CA 91910-5501

Phone numbers

Main phone: 619-409-1600

Mental health care: 619-476-6060

Clinical hours

  • Mon:7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Tue:7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Wed:7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Thu:7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Fri:7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed

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Prepare for your visit

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Cost: Free

Wheelchair availability:Wheelchairs are available upon arrival for patients who need them to access the building.

The VA San Diego Healthcare System has three types of medical transportation services as follows:

  • Veterans Transportation Service (VTS): 858-552-7572. Call 2-10 business days in advance to schedule rides. Free of charge. No rules of eligibility apply. VTS serves San Diego area and surrounding communities as far south as Chula Vista and as far east at El Cajon. VTS can transport Veterans able to walk as well as those that uses canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs and powered scooters. Vans are equipped with hydraulic lifts.
  • Special Mode Transportation: 858-552-7572
    Specialized transportation for severely disabled Veterans. Eligibility criteria apply. For inquiries, call 858 552 7572.
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV): 858-552-8585, ext. 57470. Call two weeks in advance to schedule rides. Free of charge. No rules of eligibility apply. DAV serves San Diego, El Centro, Oceanside and Escondido. DAV can transport Veterans able to walk as well as those that use canes, crutches and walkers. DAV vans are not equipped with hydraulic lifts and cannot transport Veterans in wheelchairs.

Non-DAV van services

Many localities in the region provide other van services to Veterans.

Learn more about DAV and the other van services available in your county.

Community transportation resources

  • Metropolitan Transit Service (MTS): 619-557-4555
  • North County Lift Van: 760-966-6500
  • F.A.C.T. Transportation: 1-888-924-3228
  • Rides In Sight

Beneficiary travel

Beneficiary travel benefits include round-trip transportation from your home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transport.Reimbursement of travel expenses related to appointments in the VA San Diego Healthcare System can be provided to Veterans meeting VA eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify and for questions you may have, please call 858-552-7572.

Find out if you qualify for beneficiary travel benefits

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Health services offered here

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Audiology and speech

Common conditions: tinnitus, vertigo, hearing loss, vestibular conditions, swallowing conditions

We diagnose and treat conditions affecting your hearing, speechor balance. These include hearing loss, tinnitus (noise or ringing the ears) and dizziness—also speech, language, voiceor swallowing disorders.

Contact information

Audiology

858-552-7564

Appointments

Currently, we are only providing Audiology service in this clinic, no Speech pathology service.

Phone

858-552-7475

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our Audiology and Speech Pathology clinic provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services, VA compensation and pension examinations, and screening for employee hearing conservation. We offer a full range of audiology and speech pathology services like:

  • Hearing and balance evaluations
  • Selection, management, and repair of hearing aids and assistive listening device assessments
  • Evaluation, programming, and management of cochlear implants and bone-anchored implants
  • Evaluation and treatment for auditory processing disorder
  • Services that help with speech, language, fluency, voice, cognitive communication, swallowing, stuttering, and laryngectomy (surgical removal of the larynx, which contains your vocal cords)

Learn more about VA hearing aids

Gynecology

Our specialists offer reproductive health care services for women Veterans, including contraception, pregnancy care and fertility treatment.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

619-409-1600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our gynecologists focus on the female reproductive system and provide services that include:

  • Mammograms for breast cancer, screenings for sexually transmitted disease, and Pap tests for cervical cancer
  • Counseling and treatment for contraception, pregnancy, and infertility
  • Osteoporosis screening for brittle bones
  • Exams for abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, or various cancers
  • Primary care checkups

Laboratory and pathology

We offer blood tests and other advanced testing services to help you and your VA health care team monitor your health, find and understand any health problemsand make informed treatment decisions.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:30 a.m.to3:30 p.m.
  • Tue.7:30 a.m.to3:30 p.m.
  • Wed.7:30 a.m.to3:30 p.m.
  • Thu.7:30 a.m.to3:30 p.m.
  • Fri.7:30 a.m.to3:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

619-409-1600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?Yes

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Our laboratories provide a full range of clinical and diagnostic testing services. Our laboratory and pathology services include:

  • Study of blood, urine, and other bodily fluids for illness management
  • Testing for infectious diseases
  • Cytopathology (study of unusual cells) and surgical pathology (study of tissue removed during surgery)
  • Autopsy services

Mental health care

Common conditions: addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD

If you’re struggling with issues like PTSD, depression, grief, anger or trauma, we offer counseling and other support. All VA health care facilities offer same-day help. You may qualify even without enrolling in VA health care.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

619-409-1600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our medical center and clinics provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a range of issues that may impact your mental health or emotional well-being. Our confidential outpatient services include individual and group therapy for:

  • Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety, addictive behaviors, and personality disorders
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Nutrition, food, and dietary care

Our nutrition experts work closely with you and your care team to help make sure you’re getting the nutrition you need to get and stay as healthy as possible.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

619-409-1600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our registered dietitians can help you maintain or improve your health with good nutrition tailored to your needs. Through group, individual, and telehealth sessions, we provide nutrition education and counseling in areas such as:

  • Cardiovascular and heart health
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Eating disorders
  • Digestive health
  • Pregnancy and postpartum nutrition
  • Weight management

Optometry

Common conditions: vision exams, prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses

Our optometrists offer you routine eye exams, preventive vision testingand treatment for conditions like glaucoma. We also provide prescriptions for eyeglasses and other assistive devices.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

619-409-1600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our optometrists provide many eye-related services and treatments like:

  • Vision services and eye exams
  • Treatment for diseases and injuries of the retina, cornea, and other parts of your eye
  • Low-vision services for conditions like macular degeneration that can’t be corrected by glasses, surgery, or medication
  • Special eye exams for diabetic patients

Pharmacy

Our specialists provide a full range of services to help you get and understand your prescription medicines and supplies. You can refill VA prescriptions online, by phone or by mail.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed
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Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

619-409-1600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our pharmacy provides you and other Veterans with convenient, efficient service to make it easy to get your medications and medical supplies. You can:

  • Pick up new prescriptions in person
  • Receive medication information and medication counseling
  • Refill prescriptions online, over the phone, or by mail
    • Online using MyHealtheVet
    • By phone by calling 858-552-4390
    • By mail by returning your refill slip to:
      VA San Diego Healthcare System
      Pharmacy Service
      3350 La Jolla Village Drive
      San Diego, CA 92161

Learn more about pharmacy services at VA San Diego

Podiatry

Common conditions: arthritis, bunions, diabetic foot care, foot deformities, skin and nail conditions

Our podiatry specialists evaluate and treat a wide range of injuries, diseasesand disorders that affect your feet and ankles—from ingrown toenails to inflammation to diabetic foot ulcers.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

619-409-1600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

After years of walking, running, marching, jumping, rappelling, and parachuting, many Veterans experience trouble with their feet and ankles. We can help treat those problems so you can continue to enjoy an active lifestyle. Our podiatry services include:

  • Arthritis care for inflamed, swollen, or damaged joints
  • Foot and ankle fracture treatment, repair of cartilage, torn tendons and ligaments
  • Injections to reduce pain and swelling
  • Joint arthroplasty (surgical repair or reconstruction) and replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Foot health maintenance procedures (bunion removal, resurfacing, and nail trimming)

Primary care

Your VA primary care provider will work closely with you to plan for all the care you need to stay healthy and well throughout your life, including immunizations and vaccinations. They will also work withfamily members or caregivers who support you.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

619-409-1600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

A strong network of family and internal medicine specialists and services can offer you the best possible care. Internal medicine doctors (internists) prevent, diagnose, and treat adult diseases. Doctors who specialize in family medicine provide primary health care to the entire family. Your primary care team can coordinate the many services you receive such as:

  • Labs and blood work
  • Mental health care
  • Women's health care
  • Radiology
  • Social services
  • Telehealth

Returning service member care

If you’re returning from military service, we can help you readjust to civilian life and get started with VA health care. We can also help connect you withprograms like mental health services and education and career counseling.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

619-409-1600

Referral required?No

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Walk-ins accepted?No

We can help you readjust to civilian life if you’re returning from military service, on active duty, or an activated National Guard or Reserve member. Talk to one of our care coordinators about how to best use your health care benefits.

  • Polytrauma care (if you have multiple traumatic injuries)
  • Counseling and rehabilitation
  • Mental and behavioral health services
  • Family benefits counseling and assistance
  • Referral assistance

Learn more and connect with a coordinator

Social workers are here to help Veterans, familiesand caregiverswith almost any need, from help with finances or housing to questions about treatment to just feeling overwhelmed. We are here for you.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

619-409-1600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Social work is integral to health care. We can help you and your family manage stress-related problems due to injury or illness, and find VA community resources to meet your needs like:

  • Case management and care coordination
  • Crisis intervention
  • Housing resources
  • Substance abuse and mental health care
  • Caregiver support
  • Advanced directives

Telehealth

With VA telehealth, you can get care from your health providers without having to travel. Get checkups and treatment, talk about your careand more—from home or elsewhere.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:30 a.m.to4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

619-409-1600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

We use the latest in secure digital technology to set up remote visits with our health care providers. We offer video conferencing, home telehealth services, and store-and-forward telehealth that lets you securely send your health information to experts at VA facilities. We offer telehealth visits with providers in:

  • Mental health
  • Retinal care (eye)
  • Bariatric surgery (visit remotely with your weight-loss surgery team before and after your operation)
  • Dermatology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Primary care

Learn more about telehealth

Women Veteran care

Common conditions: women's primary care, mental health, obstetrics and gynecology, pap smear, mammogram

We offer women’s health services to meet your specific needssuch asdisease screenings, mental health treatment, recovery from military sexual trauma, maternity careand female-specific medical equipment.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Women Veterans Program Manager

858-642-3676

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

619-409-1600

Our women's health program offers complete health care for women Veterans of all ages. Our primary care providers specialize in women’s health. They work closely with specialists in gynecology, obstetrics, female urology, oncology, medicine, radiology, surgery, and breast illness. Our services for women Veterans include:

  • Ultrasounds, mammograms, Pap and HPV tests
  • Mental health care and counseling
  • Lifestyle wellness services
  • Menopause treatment, including hormonal therapy
  • Family planning, contraceptive care, and infertility evaluation

Learn more and connect with a Women Veterans Program Manager

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