Office of Specialty Care Services (SCS)
The Office of Specialty Care Services ensures The Best Care Anywhere – preventive, clinical, spiritual and nutritional – is available to Veterans. The Chief Consultant for Specialty Care Services (SCS) heads the office, based at the Veterans Health Administration’s Central Office (VACO). SCS includes National Programs for Eye Care, Nutrition and Food Services, Emergency Medicine, Oncology and Hematology, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Anesthesia, Podiatry, Infectious Diseases, Neurology and Chaplain Services. Program Directors lead each program, each of which has an eight- to ten-member Field Advisory Committee (FAC). FAC Chairs and members work as advisory board members for SCS. SCS contains field-based Specific Purpose Workgroups, each with specialized purposes. This arrangement encourages an open interface and networking of all SCS components.