Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA
Veterans Integrative Pain (VIP) Center
Empower veterans with chronic pain by teaching them integrative self-management strategies to restore function and improve quality of life.
To be the VA’s leader in improving chronic pain management and quality of life through integrative treatment approaches
The VIP Center’s 12-month outpatient program incorporates various integrative and non-medication based approaches to improve Veterans’ chronic pain self-management abilities and overall quality of life. The services can be categorized into three main areas:
- Movement Therapies (e.g., Tai Chi; Sarete Aikido, etc.)
- Education and Psychotherapy Groups (e.g., Anti-Inflammatory Diet; Mindfulness Meditation; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Insomnia; CBT for Chronic Pain; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Pain, etc.)
- Music Therapy
- NADA Ear Acupuncture
- Medical Acupuncture
- Chiropractic Care
- Musculoskeletal Exam
- Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Support Group
- Creative Writing Group
All VIP Center participants must engage in at least one Veteran-driven approach in addition to those that are provider-driven. Services are not offered a la carte.
All Veterans with chronic pain interested in participating in the VIP Center must attend a one-time, walk-in orientation held at the VIP Center.
Orientation to the VIP Center
Time: Tuesdays at 12:00 PM or Fridays at 2:30 PM
Location: VIP Center, Building 507, C-Wing
Phone: 804-675-5000, ext. 1250
Watch our YouTube video about the VIP Center here.
1201 Broad Rock Blvd.
VIP Center, Building 507, C-Wing
Richmond, VA 23249
- 804-675-5000 Ext. 1250
Hours of Operation
8 am - 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday