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The University Drive campus of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, adjacent to University of Pittsburgh’s Petersen Events Center. It is an acute care and inpatient behavioral health facility with 146 beds available for medical, neurological, and surgical care in the main facility and 78 secure, private psychiatric beds in the consolidation building. This campus also receives the most outpatient visits of all VAPHS facilities.
Specialized services available at the University Drive campus include speech and audiology, dermatology, optometry/ophthalmology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, sleep studies, urology, and more. The campus is also home to national, independent liver and renal transplant centers, along with a regional cardiac surgery center and an oncology referral center. In addition, our Women Veterans Health and Renal Dialysis programs have earned recognition as National Centers of Clinical Excellence.
A Fisher House is located on the University Drive campus. A "home away from home," the Fisher House provides accommodations for Veterans' families so they can stay with their loved one during hospitalization. This is the first Fisher House in the state of Pennsylvania.
In addition, a three-story research office building is located on the University Drive campus. The building encompasses more than 99,000 square feet of office and laboratory facilities for our investigators to advance their research and help VA Pittsburgh offer Veterans expanded programs and innovative therapies.