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Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System., Ambulatory Care Service

Human Services

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System., Ambulatory Care Service

United States Government

Outpatient care for all honorably discharged veterans.


Primary entry point for VA medical services in Palo Alto, including admission to the hospital. Services are provided only to veterans, and preference is given to those with service-connected illnesses or disabilities. On the first visit, the veteran should arrive at the clinic with discharge papers and any appropriate medical records. No appointment is necessary, but there may be a two hour or longer wait. If the veteran is legally and medically eligible, he or she will be given an appointment for general medical or speciality services. All persons in need of immediate care will be seen right away. Emergency care is provided 24 hours a day. Limited services are available at satellites in San Jose and Monterey, as well as in the divisions at Menlo Park, Livermore, Stockton and Modesto.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops in front.
3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 37.4036049 -122.1418083 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair



None for service-connected conditions. Co-payment (30% to 100%) for nonservice connected prescriptions and nonservice connected veterans depending on income. Cash and checks accepted.


Veterans and employees


Honorably discharged veteran. Priority given to service-connected or low-income veterans

How to Apply:

Walk in. Service discharge papers necessary for application. Means testing may be required.

Service Wait Estimate:

2-6 weeks for scheduled clinic appointments, walk in for same day clinic.

Service Areas:

  • Castro Valley
  • Dublin
  • Fremont
  • Hayward
  • Monterey County
  • Newark
  • Pleasanton
  • San Benito County
  • San Leandro
  • San Lorenzo
  • San Mateo County
  • San Ramon
  • Santa Clara County
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Union City