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VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System

 

Primary Care (PACT)

About the Program

Primary care service provides diagnosis and treatment for illnesses and other health  issues with an emphasis on health care prevention.  Primary care includes an extensive range of treatment modalities with emphasis on health care prevention.

VHA primary care gives eligible Veterans easy access to health care professionals familiar with their needs. It provides long-term patient-provider relationships, coordinates care across a spectrum of health services, educates, and offers disease prevention programs. Primary care now serves as the foundation of VHA health care and has become the first point of contact with the health care system for Veterans enrolled in VHA.
Since 2009, VHA has been engaged in transforming the primary care system into a new model of health care delivery that is a patient-driven, team-based approach based on the Patient Centered Medical Home model. This care is delivered in teams, called Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACTs), and is based on principles that promote effective, efficient, comprehensive care through continuous communication and improved coordination of services throughout the health care system.


Services Offered

Primary care service provides:

• Cancer screening
• High cholesterol treatment
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment
• Diabetes prevention and treatment
• Flu vaccine and nasal mist
• High blood pressure prevention and treatment
• Treatment for obesity
• Osteoporosis treatment
• Prostate disease prevention and treatment
• Smoking cessation

Contact Info

Location

  • Harlingen HCC
    2601 Veterans Dr.
    Harlingen TX

Contact Number(s)

  • 956-291-9000

Hours of Operation

  • Mon thru Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    First Fri every month 8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. and 3 - 4:30 p.m.