Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Home Based Primary Care

Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System


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General Information
Description of ServiceVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Home Based Primary Care program (HBPC) provides primary and tailored health care and skilled nursing services for the home bound, chronically ill, and frail elderly Veteran population within Allegheny County

The HBPC interdisciplinary team provides medical and psychiatric care, nurse case management, clinical social work services, rehabilitation services, dietician and pharmacy services. All interventions are designed to meet the Veterans' individual needs in order to allow them to remain in their homes and manage their chronic disease processes. Veterans who cannot safely live alone must have a caregiver who is willing and available to assist in their care.

HBPC program provides:
  • Medication management,
  • Anticoagulation management,
  • Chronic disease management,
  • Oxygen safety evaluations,
  • Home safety evaluations,
  • Primary care,
  • Caregiver support,
  • Psychology services,
  • Physical therapy,
  • Occupational therapy evaluations for adaptive equipment,
  • Nutritional support.
LocationAllegheny
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake ProcedureReferrals to the program are made the provider. For more information about HBPC, call 412-822-2914.
Helpful TipsPharmacy Hotline
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
866-400-1242

Prescription Refills
412-822-3140
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
GenderEither
EligibilityTo be eligible for HBPC, a veteran must:
  • Be enrolled in the VA,
  • Receive care at VAPHS,
  • Have skilled nursing need,
  • Live within a 25-mile radius of University Drive, within Allegheny County,
  • Be home bound for the majority of time.
 
Availability
Hours of Operation 24-hour medical facility.
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 University Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Main Phone 412-822-2222
Hotline Phone Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255
Emergency/After Hours Phone 24-hour toll-free: 866-482-7488
Fax 412-360-6789
Web Address www.pittsburgh.va.gov/about/university-drive.asp
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Affiliated Program: Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
This Service: Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Home Based Primary Care
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Active Military (YN-0500)
Dietary Services (LH-2700.6000-170)
Frail Elderly (YF-2000)
General Medical Care (LE)
Medical Social Work (LH-6300.5500)
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services (R)
Older Adults (YB-8000)
People With Chronic Illnesses (YF-3000.6300)
Pharmacies (LH-6600)
Psychiatric Case Management (RP-6400.8000-600)
Rehabilitation Issues (YZ-6930)
Veteran Housebound Benefits (NS-1800.9000-940)
Veterans (YN-9000)