Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System provides quality, compassionate, safe health care to Veteran patients throughout 23 parishes in southeast Louisiana.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the downtown New Orleans VAMC was devastated. SLVHCS reorganized to meet the needs of Veterans and now consists of seven community-based clinics. The replacement New Orleans Veterans Medical Center was designed with input from our Veterans during the entire process, ensuring that the facility put patients at the center of everything we do and keeping safety our top priority. The new facility began seeing the first outpatients on 5 December, 2016, and the first inpatients on 14 July, 2017.
The replacement New Orleans VAMC was designed to meet the full array of VA missions: education, research, national emergency preparedness and assistance. In the event of an emergency, the medical center has 100 percent backup power that can last for up to five days keeping our patients safe. All mission-critical functions are located at a minimum of 20 feet above ground.