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Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System., Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

Human Services

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System., Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

United States Government

Provides medical and social services to homebound veterans.


Provides primary care to homebound veterans. Interdisciplinary team approach, composed of a physician, nurse practitioner, social worker, dietitian, psychologist and occupational therapist, works with the individual and his/her caregiver to provide primary medical care and other services in the home to veterans who are convalescing or have acute chronic or terminal illness. Services include case management, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, palliative care, emergency and long-term planning, individual and family counseling, health education, nutrition and diet consultation, evaluation for adaptive equipment and home safety, referrals to VA and community resources.


Public Transit:

Not necessary for service.



None to veterans who meet either income criteria or specific service connected guidelines. All other veterans may incur some copayment. Private insurance accepted.




Homebound veteran living within 30 minutes of VA Palo Alto office or San Jose office at highways 101 and 85. Must be willing to accept HBPC as primary care provider and be enrolled in VA Palo Alto Health Care System

How to Apply:

Apply through primary care physician at VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

Service Wait Estimate:

7-30 days.

Service Areas:

  • Belmont
  • Burlingame
  • Cupertino
  • Fremont
  • Los Altos
  • Los Altos Hills
  • Menlo Park
  • Morgan Hill
  • Mountain View
  • Palo Alto
  • Redwood City
  • San Carlos
  • San Jose
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara
  • Saratoga
  • Union City