VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network
Our Patient Advocate program seeks to personally give you and your family the security of knowing someone is available to focus on your individual concerns and rights as a patient. We work directly with all departments on your behalf and can address your questions, problems or special needs quicker. If you, or a veteran you care for has not been able to resolve important issues related to VA through other means of communications, please contact one of our highly-skilled patient advocates who will be eager to help you with your concern in a timely manner.
Alternatively, you may contact us through Ask VA (AVA) which is our new online tool that replaced the Information Routing & Inquiry service (IRIS) and the GI Bill Help Portal. Use Ask VA to send us your questions, updates, and documents online. Contact us online through Ask VA
The best time to let us know of any concern or question is at the time it happens — so we can resolve it as quickly as possible. Please speak to your treatment team first, which includes your doctor, nurse, social worker, dietician, pharmacist, chaplain, therapists and any other professional associated with your medical care. If you feel your concern or question was not resolved by your treatment team, then you may contact our Patient Advocate.
For a listing of additional contacts, please visit our phone directory.
Thanks for a Good Job Card
Your feedback about the care and services you receive while in the Medical Center provides us an opportunity to make changes and improvements; Feedback gives you the opportunity to make a suggestion, and correct problems or give a compliment.
During your stay, you may be surveyed by one of our Patient Advocates. This is a short patient satisfaction survey asking for feedback about your perception of the care you are receiving.
You may answer your quick card anonymously, or you may provide your name and contact information if you would like us to contact you about the resolution of any issues.
Survey of Healthcare Experience of Patients
After your visit, you may receive a confidential questionnaire in the mail asking you about your most recent outpatient or inpatient treatment at our medical center.
Please use the survey to let us know of any concerns, complaints, or questions you have about your care, so that we can resolve them. We also appreciate compliments about what we are doing right.