Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service - VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service

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About Our Services 

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS), also referred as physiatry (fiz eye’ a tree), is a medical specialty concerned with evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients with limited function as a consequence of disease, injury, impairment, and/or activity limitation. Emphasis is placed on maximal restoration of the physical, psychological, social, and vocational functions of the person, on the maintenance of health and the prevention of secondary complications to activity limitation and on the alleviation of pain. PM&RS, a national VA Program of Excellence, provides comprehensive rehabilitation services along a continuum of care from ambulatory and acute to long term care.

WLA Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Vocational Rehabilitation section is accredited by CARF, the Rehabilitation Commission, and by JCAHO, the Joint Commision of Healthcare Organizations.


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Contact Us

West Los Angeles Healthcare Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd. Mail Code 117
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Building 500 Room 1415
Tel: (310) 268-3337
Fax: (310) 268-4935

Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center (800) 516-4567

Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center (213) 253-2677

Bakersfield Ambulatory Care Center (805) 632-1801

Santa Barbara Ambulatory Care Center (805) 683-1491

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Services Offered

  • General Medicine
  • Neurology
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Polytrauma
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Palmonary Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Geriatrics
  • Psychiatry

Programs / Clinics

  • Adaptive Golf Program
  • Amputee Clinic
  • Back School Program
  • Brace Clinic
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit – CARF Accredited
  • Falls Clinic
  • Hand Therapy
  • Lumbar Stabilization Program
  • Nursing Home Care Unit
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pain Clinic
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychosocial Occupational Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Vocational Rehabilitation – CARF Accredited
  • Wellness Center
  • Wheelchair Clinic
  • Winter Sports Clinic