West Texas VA Health Care SystemVA Heart of Texas Health Care Network (VISN 17)
300 W Veterans Blvd
Big Spring, TX 79720
About this facility
The VA West Texas Healthcare System provides you with outstanding health care, trains America’s future health care providers, and conducts important medical research. We provide you with health care services at 6 locations serving west Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Our facilities include the George H. O’Brien Jr. VA Medical Center in Big Spring and 5 community-based outpatient clinics in Abilene, Fort Stockton, San Angelo, and Odessa, Texas, and Hobbs, New Mexico. The expertise and mission of the VA West Texas Healthcare System has shifted from that of an inpatient hospital to an outpatient leader in rural health care and telehealth services. Although our medical center stopped providing inpatient services in October 2013, we maintain 40-bed community living center and 40-bed domiciliary programs for Veterans who need that level of care. Our medical center also continues to provide a wide range of primary care and specialty health care services. The area we serve is extremely rural, so we use many creative methods to serve Veterans’ health care needs. Those methods include a robust home-based primary care program, diverse and rapidly expanding telehealth services, non-institutional care programs, a strong tertiary referral system, and non-VA coordinated care. In addition, we continue to review and provide new and expanded services at our community-based outpatient clinics when we clearly see the need for those services. The VA West Texas Healthcare System is one of the leading health care systems serving Veterans in the Veterans Integrated Service Network 17 (VISN 17), which includes medical centers and clinics in Texas and New Mexico.