East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System

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385 Tremont Avenue
East Orange, NJ 07018
(973) 676-1000

About

The Director of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS) may be contacted at (973) 676-1000 x1211. The VANJHCS is a consolidated facility comprised of two main campuses, one in East Orange, the corporate office located in Northeastern New Jersey within the greater New York metropolitan area, and one in Lyons, 22 miles to the west of the East Orange Campus.

A satellite outpatient clinic is located in Brick, and access points are located in Elizabeth, Hackensack, Hamilton, Jersey City, Morristown, Newton (Sussex), Paterson, Piscataway and Tinton Falls. Primary care is emphasized at the VANJHCS. Veterans are assigned their own health care providers whom they see on a regular basis. Access to a wide variety of specialists is available through the primary providers. In addition to general medical, psychiatry, and long-term care, a full range of medical and surgical subspecialty care is provided to veterans of the VANJHCS in a variety of special programs as listed below. Because the VANJHCS is dedicated to developing programs that meet all veterans’ needs, teams of physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers and others all work together to develop programs of distinction that often become models for the health care field.

The System’s Diabetes Education, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, Homeless Outreach Programs, and others have been recognized for outstanding achievement both within the Department of Veterans Affairs and the general health care community. A recognized leader in research, the VANJHCS maintains a very active research program with over 60 investigators conducting pioneering work in areas such as infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, and the health effects of smoking. The East Orange Campus was selected as one of two new research centers that are looking at ways to care for active duty patients and veterans with war-related illnesses.

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics
In addition to our main facilities in East Orange and Lyons, we offer services in ten community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in several different locations in the New Jersey area.

Affiliations
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Saint Joseph’s University Hospital, Hoboken University Hospital and Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences.

Types of Facilities
General Medicine, Surgical and Psychiatry

Special Programs
The following special programs are available at the VANJHCS (East Orange and/or Lyons Campuses):

Agent Orange, Allergy/Immunology Program, Audiology and Speech Pathology, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, CAT Scan, Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP), Day Treatment, Diabetes Education, Healthy Aging and Recovery Care Program (HARP), Hemodialysis Program, Home Based Primary Care, Homeless/Domiciliary Program, Infectious Diseases Unit, Linear Accelerator, Low Vision Center, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Methadone Maintenance, Nuclear Medicine Unit, Nursing Home Care, Pain Management Program, Persian Gulf Family Support Program, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Unit, Primary Care Program. Prosthetics Pulmonary Function Lab, Radiation Therapy, Rehabilitation Programs, Renal Program, Same Day Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction Unit, Sleep Studies Laboratory, Spinal Cord Injury Unit, Substance Abuse Treatment Unit (SATU), Swallowing Program, War-Related Illnesses and Injuries Study Center, Women’s Health Services.

Mission
Honor America’s veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being.

Vision
To be a patient centered integrated health care organization for veterans providing excellence in health care, research and education; an organization where people choose to work; and active community partner and a back-up for national emergencies.

Core Values
Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.

Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.


Medical Care

Tricare Numbers
Nurse Advice Hotline TRICARE: (800) 874-2273 Opt 1
Primary Care Appointments: (800) 600-9332
TRICARE for Life: (866) 773-0404


TRICARE
Tricare partners with United Healthcare Military & Veterans as its regional contractor in the Western United States to provide health care services and support to beneficiaries.

Home TRICARE:
https://www.tricare.mil

Tricare Home Page allows access to Enroll in or Purchase a Plan, File or Check a Claim, View Referrals, Find a Health Care Provider, Change Your Primary Care Manager, Compare Plans, Manage Prescriptions and much more.

Nurse Advice Line TRICARE: (800) 874-2273 Opt 1.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S., except those enrolled in US Family Health Plan. You can call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7, at no cost to you, to talk to a registered nurse who can: Answer your urgent care questions.

New to TRICARE:
https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/New

Learn more about TRICARE- Watch an overview video & take free public TRICARE courses online.

TRICARE Online:
https://www.tricareonline.com/

You can make Primary Care appointments, check lab results and even order your pharmacy refills using TOL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: (800) 600-9332

TRICARE For Life:
https://www.tricare.mil/tfl
Contact- (866) 773-0404

TRICARE for Life is your Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A and B. TRICARE for Life beneficiaries can receive care at military hospitals and clinics, ​but only on a space-available basis.

TRICARE Pharmacy Program:
https://www.tricare.mil/pharmacy

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them, in a safe, easy, and affordable way.

Customer Service Community Directory:
https://www.tricare.mil/bcacdcao/

The directory helps you connect with a Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC), Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO), or other member of the customer service community. If you have questions or issues specific to a single clinic or hospital, contact someone listed for that facility.

You may contact any customer service community representative for general TRICARE issues.

Must be registered in the DEERS program to be eligible for TRICARE
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System:
https://www.tricare.mil/deers

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

Name Level Name Phone
Comprehensive Cancer Prevention/Screening Program East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (800) 475-2336
Hospice and Palliative Care East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (908) 647-0180
Lil' Tykes Learning Center East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000 ext: 2578
Mammogram Facilities Supporting the Women's Health Care Program East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000 ext: 7108
Mental Health East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000
Mental Health Resources for Community Partners East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000 ext: 1421
Primary Care East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000
Research East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000
Blind Rehabilitation East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (908) 647-0180 ext: 4347
Comprehensive Cancer Center East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000 ext: 1844
Comprehensive Cancer Prevention/Screening Program East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000 ext: 1843
Daycare Center East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000 ext: 2578
Education East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000
Geriatrics and Extended Care East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000
HelpLine East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (800) 877-6976
Home Based Primary Care East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (908) 647-0180 ext: 5406
Hospice and Palliative Care East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000
Interactive Training East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000
LGBT Patient Centered Care East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000
LGBT Patient Centered Care East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (908) 647-0180
Nurses HelpLine East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (800) 877-6976
Online Training East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000
Pharmacy East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (800) 480-5590
Pharmacy Residency Program East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000 ext: 1627
Surgical East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000
Surgical East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (908) 647-0180
Training East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000
VA Nurse Helpline East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (800) 877-6976
Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL) East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000 ext: 1421
Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL) East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (973) 676-1000 ext: 1720
Visually-Impaired Services Outpatient Rehabilitation East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System (908) 647-0180 ext: 4437