The Public Affairs Office for the San Francisco VA Medical Center is available to respond to local and national media inquiries and requests. In addition, we can also provide the following support and assistance to members of the news media:
For assistance in covering health and medical stories and to set up interviews with our VA subject matter experts, please contact the Public Affairs Office by email or by calling (415) 750-2250.
The following guidelines can assist you in arranging interviews, video sessions, or photo opportunities:
Call the Public Affairs Office to arrange all interviews with San Francisco VA Medical Center staff. We will respond as quickly as we can. (Patients seeking medical advice should contact their health care provider or dial 911 for medical emergencies.)
Advance notice of on-site interviews is necessary so staff can arrange locations for media interviews or photo shoots and line up appropriate sources for your story.
Public Affairs staff must accompany all film crews and photographers while on campus. Our main priority is patient privacy and adherence to HIPPA regulations. We also want to make sure you get the information you are looking for and to coordinate shoot locations and ensure interviews go smoothly.
If you are a student working on a research paper and looking to interview a Veteran about his military experience, we encourage you to contact a Veterans Service Organization for assistance. You can find a comprehensive list at http://www1.va.gov/VSO