VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System provides primary, specialty, and mental health care, including psychiatric, substance abuse and PTSD services, to a Veteran population in central and western Massachusetts of more than 120,000 men and women. The medical center has 85-behavioral beds and a 44-bed nursing home care unit located on the Northampton campus, and a 16-bed substance Abuse, Compensated Work Therapy, Transitional Residence located off-campus. Extended care services include a 66-bed Nursing Home Care Unit and Palliative Care Program. The system operates five community-based outpatient clinics in Fitchburg, Greenfield, Pittsfield, Springfield and Worcester.
There is an extensive network of residential settings from board and care homes to skilled nursing care. The healthcare system has affiliations with University of Massachusetts Medical School, as well as with schools in dentistry, nursing, psychology, optometry, occupational therapy, social work, pharmacy and other health professional and technical fields.