VA - Health Care Center at Harlingen

photo of the VA Health Care Center at Harlingen

(The follwoing information was copied from on August 31, 2018)

Parking is available free of charge at the multi-level parking garage adjacent to the facility.

Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First Friday of every month, 8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.and 3-4:30 p.m


  • Three level center providing Specialty outpatient care & surgical services for Veterans in the Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System area.
  • First Floor: Patient Resource Center (Centro de Rescursos), Medical Administration (Administration Medica), MyHealtheVet, Prosthetics/Amputee Clinic (Protesis)
  • Second floor: Cardiology  (Cardiologia), ENT, Eye Clinic (Clinica de ojos), Gastroenterology (GI - Gastroenterologia), Lab (Laboratorio), Behavioral Health  (Salud mental), Orthopedics  (Ortoedicos), Physical Medicine & Rehab (Terapia fisica y rehabilitacion), Podiatry (Podologia), Pulmonary (Pulmonar), Rheumatology (Reumatologia), Urology (Urologia), GU Clinic, Infectious Disease (las enfermedades infecciosas), General Surgery (cirugia general), Home Health (includes CCHT, Community Nursing Home, and other Home Health programs), Anesthesia (anestesia), and Dermatology (dermatologia).
  • In July 2012, ambulatory surgery procedures began at the HCC.
  • Prescriptions: Routine prescriptions processed through the mail or My HealtheVet. Visit the Pharmacy page for details on requesting prescription refills.
  • Open Access Scheduling System with the goal to schedule appointments within five to seven days of request.
  • Handicapped Accessible: full and easy access for all veterans. 
  • Personal Care: Highly qualified specialty care providers.

Employee Roster (April 2018) 

Leadership Team

  • Chief of Medicine: Dr. Jorge Ortegon
  • Administrative Officer for Medicine: Gwen Beeley
  • Assistant Chief for Nursing Services: Rolando Ramos
  • Operations Administrator: Luis Partida
  • Secretary: Vacant
Monday Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm
Hours Notes: 
First Friday of every month, 8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m., 3-4:30
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
No Disability Requirement
Discharges Allowed: 
General Under Honorable
Other than Honorable