Recreation Therapy Service - VA Palo Alto Health Care System
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VA Palo Alto Health Care System


Recreation Therapy Service

Recreation Therapy Team

VAPAHCS has the largest and most complex Recreation Therapy Service in the country.

Vision Statement

To be the benchmark of excellence and value in Recreation Therapy / Creative Arts Therapy.

Mission Statement

To provide clinical and holistic services which improve functional levels, promote optimal wellness, facilitate community reintegration, and enhance quality of life.

Recreation Therapy Service Code of Ethical Conduct

The health and safety of our patients, employees, and community is our top priority. We put Veterans first regardless of their individual backgrounds, beliefs, cultures, and religion. Our service advocates or encourages Veterans to participate in the highest level of their care possible.

Areas of Service:Our Locations:
Extended Care
Fitness and Wellness Clinic
Men’s and Women’s Trauma Recovery Programs
Mental Health
Palo Alto Division
Menlo Park Division
Livermore Division
Monterey Clinic
San Jose Clinic