About the Veteran Health Indiana
The Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center is the flagship medical center for Veteran Health Indiana, the VA’s healthcare system in central and southern Indiana. The medical center is located in downtown Indianapolis, and is collocated with three large community hospitals and the campus of the Indiana University Schools of Medicine and Nursing. The health system has been serving Hoosier Veterans since 1932. As Indiana’s Level 1a, tertiary care Veteran facility, the medical center serves as home base for a system of inpatient and outpatient care locations serving more than 62,000 Veterans, including 5,000 women, who utilize 736,000 outpatient appointments each year and 7,000 inpatient care episodes each year. Our Veterans come from communities across Indiana and eastern Illinois.
Medical center programs include acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, utilizing 159 inpatient beds, as well both primary and specialized outpatient services Some noteworthy specialized services provided in the medical center include
- Women Veteran Health
- Suicide Prevention
- Cardiac Surgery
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Mental Health Clinic
- Polytrauma Center
- Inpatient and Home Hemodialysis Programs
- Audiology and Speech Pathology
- Alcohol and Drug Dependency Outpatient Treatment
- Nuclear Medicine Services
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Computerized Tomography/PET/MRI
- Homeless Outreach Programs
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- Prosthetics & Sensory Aids
- Electron Microscopy
- Sleep Lab
- Palliative Care
Veteran Health Indiana operates community clinics in Bloomington, Columbus, Crane, Indianapolis West, Martinsville, Shelbyville, Terre Haute, and West Lafayette. A Veteran Wellness Center is located inside the nation’s only Veteran-centric YMCA in northwest Indianapolis, and two shared clinics are operated with the Department of Defense. More than $200 million in community clinic construction is underway in Brownsburg, Terre Haute, and Lafayette with a new clinic planned for Lawrence. Community-based programs conduct suicide prevention, Veteran justice outreach, and homebased primary care and mental health programs, and a newly built, 50-bed homeless residential treatment facility is operated in Lawrence. Veteran Health Indiana is a leader in providing convenient care to Veterans and offers a wide variety of specialty appointments through cutting-edge telehealth technology.
Affiliated with Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM), Veteran Health Indiana provides medical education to over 150 fellows, residents, and medical students and another 1850 allied health professionals each year. There is an affiliation with the Indiana University School of Nursing as well as education arrangements with 31 universities representing 94 fields of study involving dentistry, pharmacy, social work, allied health, psychology and others. The Pharmacy Residency program features a strong affiliation with both Purdue University and Butler University.
In collaboration with Indiana University , the medical center's research program operates 245 active research protocols involving human subjects, laboratory animals, and hazardous agents, with a budget of approximately $21 million.