Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) promotes Patient Centered Care, and we welcome Veterans family and friends. We allow and encourage family members and friends to provide emotional support during your stay. Generally, we encourage visiting between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. For the health and well-being of a patient, the attending physician may limit or restrict visitation. We apologize for any inconvenience when this occurs, and appreciate your understanding that it may be medically necessary.
If you wish to contact a patient by telephone, call our facility and give the name of the patient you wish to speak with to our telephone operator. They will transfer you to the patient's room:
- 800-470-8262 (Toll Free within AZ)
View our Interactive Tucson VA map to locate the areas you will be visiting.
VA General Visitation Policy
The medical center respects the patient's right to make decisions about his or her care, treatment and services, and to involve the patient's family in care, treatment, and services decisions to the extent permitted by the patient or surrogate decision-maker. "Family" is defined as a group of two or more persons united by blood, or adoptive, martial, domestic partnership, or other legal ties. The family may also be a person or persons not legally related to the individual (such as significant other, friend or caregiver) whom the individual considers to be family. A family member may be the surrogate decision-maker, as defined in VHA Handbook 1004.02, if authorized to make care decisions for the individual, should he or she lose decision-making capacity or choose to delegate decision making to another. The medical center allows a family member, friend or other individual to be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of stay. The medical center allows for the presence of a support individual of the patient's choice, unless the individual's presence infringes on other's rights or safety, or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. The individual may or may not be the patient's surrogate decision-maker or legally authorized representative. The hospital prohibits discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.