Visitor Information - VA Connecticut Healthcare System
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VA Connecticut Healthcare System


Visitor Information


VA Connecticut Healthcare System is a member of the VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1). Our two main campuses are located in Newington and West Haven. The West Haven campus is a full-service hospital while the Newington facility provides outpatient services in the areas of primary care, specialty services and mental health care. Community based clinics which provide primary and mental health care are located in Danbury, New London, Stamford, Waterbury, Windham and Winsted. The Errera Community Care Center is home to our homeless outreach services and is located in West Haven. The VA Regional Office Hartford (Veterans Benefits Administration) is also located at the Newington campus.

Waiting Areas

For your convenience and safety, we have special waiting areas throughout our facility. Please do not gather in the hallways or at the nurse's stations.


VA Connecticut has a Police Service. Our officers conduct patrols of the Newington and West Haven campus both inside the buildings and in the parking lots. In case of an emergency, dial 203-932-5711 extension 4900 (West Haven) or 860-667-6707(Newington). Report all suspicious or criminal activity, vehicle accidents, and personal property losses to the VA Police as soon as possible while on the facility grounds.

Because the VA Medical Center is federal property, all persons and bags are subject to search. In addition, no weapons, alcohol, or illegal drugs are permitted.


An interfaith chapel is located at the West Haven campus in Building 2, 3rd floor. At Newington, the chapel is located on the first floor of Building 3. Protestant Worship Services and Catholic Masses are held on a regular basis. Please contact Chaplain Services at 203-932-5711 extension 2414 for additional information or to speak with a Chaplain.