VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
St. Albans VA Medical Center
The VA New York Harbor Healthcare System (VA NYHHS) consists of three campuses located in Jamaica, Queens; on the East Side of Manhattan; and in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. VA NYHHS also has Ambulatory Care Centers at all three campuses plus Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Harlem, Queens, downtown Brooklyn and Staten Island.
The VA St. Albans Community Living Center provides primary care and offers specialized geriatric programs and restorative rehabilitation. Geriatric programs provide comprehensive evaluation and safe, effective management of elderly cognitively impaired Veterans. An outpatient Adult Day Health Care Program and Home Based Primary Care Program exists and cares for physically disabled, medically-complicated elderly Veterans who are at risk of nursing home placement or recurrent hospitalization. A comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation domiciliary program, providing incentive therapy, vocational counseling and independent living skills training for patients seeking to return to independent living, is provided at the VA St. Albans Community Living Center.
The facility provides inpatient extended care services including skilled nursing, IV antibiotic therapy, palliative care and respite care. Also provided is sub-acute restorative rehabilitation for the elderly. The campus also hosts an Ambulatory Care Center providing primary and specialty care, including optometry, podiatry, audiology and dental services. VA Adult Day Health Care and Home Based Primary Care programs, providing outpatient geriatric care, are present at the St. Albans Campus. The Homeless Domiciliary emphasizes pre-vocational and comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation.
From Brooklyn: Belt Parkway East to Farmers Blvd exit. Make left turn at the traffic light (Farmers Blvd), follow to Linden Blvd. Make a left at the light onto Linden. Follow Linden Blvd. to the second traffic light (179th St.) and make the left into the facility.
From Eastern Long Island (South Shore): Take the Southern State Parkway West to the Linden Blvd exit. Follow Linden to 179th St. Turn left into the facility.
From Eastern Long Island (North Shore): Take Long Island Expressway to Cross Island Parkway South. Follow Cross Island to Linden Blvd exit. At the traffic light, make the right onto Linden. Follow Linden to 179th St. Turn left into the facility.
From the Bronx: Whitestone Bridge to the Whitestone Expressway to the Van Wyck South. Exit at Linden Blvd. Make Left onto Linden. Follow Linden to 179th St. Turn right into the facility.
From JFK Airport: Van Wyck Expressway North to Linden Blvd Exit. Make a right at the light onto Linden Blvd. The major cross streets you will pass along Linden before reaching 179th street are Suphtin Blvd, Guy R Brewer Blvd, and Merrick Blvd. The hospital is about one minute past Merrick Blvd. The entrance is on the right at the light at 179th Street.
From La Guardia Airport: Grand Central Parkway East, to Van Wyck Expressway South then exit at Linden Blvd. Make Left onto Linden. Follow Linden to 179th St. Turn right into the facility.
By Public Transportation
LIRR: Take the LIRR (West Hempstead Branch) to the St. Albans station located at Linden Boulevard and Montauk Street just off 180th Street which is a brief walking distance to the facility. For additional information, call 511 and say LIRR.
Subway: E train to Jamaica. Transfer to the Q4 (Cambria Heights) bus. This stops on Linden Boulevard right in front of the facility at 179th Street.