United States Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

H.J. Heinz Ambulatory Care Center

H.J. Heinz Ambulatory Care Center

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The official dedication ceremony for the Ambulatory Care Center. From left to right: Michael Moreland, VISN 4 director; Kevin Swain, business group leader, Walsh Construction; Timothy Powers, Astorino's president of architecture; Terry Gerigk Wolf, VAPHS director; U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire

We are pleased to announce that construction of the Ambulatory Care Center has been completed and we are now treating Veterans at the center. View a parking guide, floor plans and service line phone numbers for the new facility.

Veterans who visit the Ambulatory Care Center (Building 71) will discover a welcoming, state-of-the-art space that features a variety of modern health care services including:

  • patient registration
  • outpatient pharmacy
  • dental
  • outpatient rehabilitation
  • prosthetics (orthotics)
  • adult day care
  • specialty care (eye clinic, podiatry, spinal cord injury)
  • Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn (Iraq) (OEF/OIF/OND)
  • primary care/behavioral health
  • Heroes Hall waiting area
  • agent cashier
  • phlebotomy laboratory
  • audiology (inpatient, compensation and pension)
  • outpatient speech pathology (PIRATE program)
  • education/learning exchange
  • in the future: radiology

Building 51 Front Entrance

The front entrance to Building 51/Community Living Center will be the main entrance for Veterans, visitors, etc. Buses will drop-off and pick-up riders at this entrance. Parking in the front of Building 51 will be restricted to Veterans, visitors and volunteers.

"We already have some of the best and brightest therapists. Now we have an amazing outpatient rehab facility with cutting-edge equipment that will be second to none and complement our care. Our Veterans deserve the best, and we're delivering."

— Alan Petrazzi, rehabilitation director

Ambulatory Care Center Quick Facts

  • Construction Start Date: May 11, 2009
  • Move-in date: December 2011
  • Cost: $38.2 million
  • Square Feet: 117,000
  • Architect: Astorino of Pittsburgh and HDR of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Contractor: Walsh Construction Company of Chicago

Making It Green

Some of the Ambulatory Care Center's sustainable design elements:

  • glaze coating on windows for energy efficiency
  • external shading and white roof for light reflectivity to maintain building temperature
  • energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting
  • environmentally-friendly composite wood used in doors and casework

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