Manchester VA Medical Center

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Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.


  • Urgent Care
  • Primary Care
  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • Specialty Clinics
  • Mental Health
  • Hospital Based Home Care
  • Community Acute Care
  • Long Term Care

Long Term Care

Inpatient care is available at the nursing home care unit. Community programs are also available.


The Research Department located at Manchester VAMC is internationally recognized for its study of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other behavioral disorders. For more information or to become a volunteer visit Research.

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

In addition to the main facility in Manchester, NH, services are offered at four community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in:


  • Conway
  • Portsmouth
  • Somersworth
  • Tilton




At the end of World War I, many several spirited citizens launched a long fight to provide a hospital for veterans in New Hampshire. In 1938, a group headed by Governor Francis P. Murphy, and John L. Sullivan (later Secretary of the Navy) joined the NH Congressional Delegation in Washington. The two appeared before the VA Hospital Board with their request.

Approval for the hospital was granted on March 10, 1945. Building began in 1948 on land owned by the late Governor Frederick Smyth. The hospital opened on July 2, 1950.