Western Blind Rehabilitation Center (WBRC) - VA Palo Alto Health Care System
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VA Palo Alto Health Care System


Western Blind Rehabilitation Center (WBRC)

Admission Information | The Program & Setting | Outcome Measures | Research

The Western Blind Rehabilitation Center (WBRC) is a 27-bed residential facility located at the Menlo Park Division of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Approximately two hundred men and women of all ages participate in the program each year. More than three quarters have usable vision for which specialized treatment is provided. Adjusting to and managing visual impairment is the major objective of the program.

CARF logo In 2017, CARF International awarded the WBRC a 3-year accreditation for comprehensive blind rehabilitation services, for the fifth consecutive survey. This is the highest level of certification that can be awarded to an organization. The WBRC is committed to continually enhancing the quality of programs to ensure service delivery excellence.

To serve Veterans and Active Duty Service Members with visual impairments through comprehensive, individualized, evidence-based services to maximize independence, community reintegration, and quality of life, as a part of the Blind Rehabilitation Service’s continuum of care.

The Western Blind Rehabilitation Center will be a model of excellence in providing innovative, patient-centered, and evidence-based vision rehabilitation services that optimize the independence and integration of Veterans and Active Duty Service Members into their communities.

Scope of Service 2019

Contact Info


  • 795 Willow Rd
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Building T-365

Contact Number(s)

  • 650-614-9952

Hours of Operation

  • M-F 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.