Primary Care (PC) oversees program and policy related to the delivery of primary care in VHA, as well as implementation of VHA’s patient-centered medical home model, the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT).
VA Primary Care honors America’s Veterans by providing quality and accessible primary care to all Veterans through PACT, placing the Veteran at the center of their health care team.
Primary Care promotes team based, patient-centered care that focuses on a personalized, integrated, comprehensive and coordinated approach to health care. Primary Care actively partners with other Program Offices to develop and evaluate innovative programs that integrate VHA resources into the PACT model.
To augment the VA workforce with former military combat medics, medical technicians, and corpsmen in a unique health care role that:
Utilizes their vast array of clinical skill-sets for Veteran care;
Decreases overall visit waiting times and improve access to healthcare to make the VHA the “treatment of choice;” and,
Improves the transition of this highly trained and skilled work force from DoD to Veteran care with a career pathway for professional healthcare roles.
Created in January 2013 by the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System
RAVEE with Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale to achieve P2A goals.
Created in January 2023 by the Bath VA Medical Center, Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Rochester Calkins VA Clinic, Elmira VA Clinic, Rochester Clinton Crossings VA Clinic, Wellsville VA Clinic, Wellsboro VA Clinic