About the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
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Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital


About the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital

Mission: Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.

Located in Bedford, MA, the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital is a state-of-the-art medical center that provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services, including:

  • Primary Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Homeless Veteran Services
  • Employment Assistance
  • Women's Health Services
  • Long Term Nursing Care
  • Dental
  • Hospice
  • Optometry
  • Select Specialty Services
  • Compensation and Pension exams

Bedford VA has a full continuum of mental health programming, including a number of nationally known exemplars in the areas of Vocational Services, Peer Services, Homeless Services and outpatient Mental Health services.  Programming is organized around a "recovery oriented" treatment philosophy, and the Mental Health Service Line is a national leader in psychosocial rehabilitation, research and education. 

Professional training opportunities in psychosocial rehabilitation and in interprofessional mental health enhance our rich setting of care.

Academic Affiliations:

VAMC Bedford has an active teaching program supported by the following:

  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School Geriatric Fellowship Program
  • Lahey Clinic Internal Medicine/Geriatrics Program
  • Boston University School of Dental 
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Massachusetts Nursing Program

Research Program  - The Research Department is internationally recognized for its study of Geriatric Research and other behavioral disorders.

Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) - Bedford VA has one of the largest CWT programs within VA.  The program addresses the vocational needs of veterans through assessment, counseling and on-the-job training, while helping veterans plan for rehabilitation and recovery.

Peer Services - The Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital has emerged as a national leader in the development of peer services and peer provider education.  Peer Support is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful. Provided for Veterans by Veterans and people in recovery, Bedford Peer Services include many innovative group, individual and outreach applications. The New England MIRECC Peer Education Center situated at Bedford, coordinates peer certification and continuing education trainings designed to insure that peer services are safely and successfully implemented within the VA. 

Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM) - serves veterans with serious mental illnesses. The program fosters self-sufficiency and independent living in the community.


In addition to the beautiful campus in Bedford MA, services are offered at three community-based outpatient clinics in

Gloucester Clinic

For more information, click to open Bedford VAMC's Guide to Services:

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