Students & Teachers - VA North Texas Health Care System
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Students & Teachers

School Research Projects

Because Veterans at VANTHCS are here primarily for health care and medical attention, students working on school papers who wish to interview a Veteran about his or her military experience are encouraged to contact a Veterans Service Organization for assistance. Here are some resources outside of VA:

Useful Facts & Information

To assist with your school project, valuable information about Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and VA North Texas Health Care System is available. 

Quick Facts
Fact Sheets
Surveys & Studies
Data & Statistics
Texas State Summary
Special Reports (Homelessness, Women Veterans, Poverty, Post-9/11, etc.)
Veteran Population
VA Annual Reports
Nation Observance & Historical Facts
Video Gallery
Images & Infographics
Health Benefits Glossary
Additional Sources

Letters & Holiday Cards 

Letters and holiday cards from school children are welcomed and delivered by Voluntary Services. 

VA North Texas Health Care System
ATTN:  Voluntary Service (MAILCODE: 135)
4500 South Lancaster Road
Dallas, Texas 75216
214-857-0428 or

Visits & Tours

Holiday Season Visits

Because of the high volume of requests and the prevalence of communicable diseases in the November and December, community groups must submit a request to visit Veteran patients. After review, you will be contacted and scheduled as time/space permits. Visits are accommodated on a case-by-case basis and whenever logistically possible; however, short notice requests are usually not feasible.

Visitation Policy

  • It is VA's responsibility to maintain the security and confidentiality of patients and their protected health information.
  • As a matter of policy, a patient's location and presence in the hospital are not public information; therefore, public tours or unannounced visits from the community are not authorized without prior approval from both the patient and VA.
  • Because of patient privacy rights, written authorization (VA Form 10-3203) signed by the patient or legally authorized representative is required for any type of patient filming.
  • If a patient opts out of the Hospital Directory, no information may be disclosed without specific consent from the patient.
  • Written authorization (VA Form 10-5345) signed by the patient or legally authorized representative is required to release any specific information about a patient.
  • Visitors may not bring food or beverages to patients without authorization.
  • With pre-approval, children may be permitted to visit based on the needs of the Veteran and/or family. 
  • Members of the clergy may visit outside regular visiting hours with approval from the physician or nurse in charge.
  • Privacy violations will be reported immediately to the facility's Privacy Officer.
  • For more information, refer to HIPAA, (Public Law (Pub.L.) 104-191); The Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a; Privacy and Release of Information, VHA Handbook 1605.1; and The VA Claims Confidentiality Statute, 38 U.S.C. 5701.

Other VA Facilities & Resources

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

National Gravesite Locator

Waco Regional Benefits Office

Veterans Benefits Administration Fact Sheets