Design Guides (PG-18-12)  Subscribe to Design Guides (PG-18-12)

Provides standards for design of selected clinical departments including an overview of design principles and concepts, narrative text descriptions, and room templates for use in the planning, design, and construction of VA projects. They should be used as reference documents for all participants in the project team when new facilities are constructed or when existing facilities are renovated.

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Design Guide Index   02-01-2024  PDF
Audiology and Speech Pathology Service   11-01-2017  PDF
Cardiovascular Laboratory Service   11-29-2011  PDF
Dental Service   06-01-2014  PDF
Digestive Diseases – Endoscopy Service   11-29-2011  PDF
Electroencephalography (EEG) Laboratory   11-29-2011  PDF
Emergency Department (with Site Visits Report)   12-01-2021 09-01-2023  PDF
Eye Clinic: Ophthalmology and Optometry Services   07-01-2017 04-01-2018  PDF
Healing Environment Design Guidelines   09-01-2016  PDF
Imaging Services (with Site Visit Report)   09-01-2020 08-01-2023  PDF
Inpatient Mental Health & Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program Facilities   01-01-2021  PDF
Lease Based Outpatient Clinic Design Guide   04-01-2016  PDF
Medical/Surgical Inpatient Units & Intensive Care Nursing Units   11-29-2011  PDF
Mental Heath Outpatient Services   07-23-2018  PDF
National Cemetery Administration Design Guide   02-01-2024  PDF
Office of Information and Technology (CFM document)   02-01-2011  PDF
Office of Information and Technology–Infrastructure Standard for Telecommunications Spaces (ISTS) Version 4.0 (OIT document, with Appendices)   06-01-2023  PDF
PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) Space Module   06-01-2015  PDF
Pharmacy Service   04-01-2018 07-01-2022  PDF
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service Design Guide (with Site Visit Reports)   08-01-2022 07-01-2023  PDF
Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC)   12-01-2014  PDF
Pulmonary Medicine Service   11-29-2011  PDF
Radiation Therapy Service   04-01-2008  PDF
Research and Development (with Site Visit & Survey Reports)   06-01-2022  PDF
Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Design Criteria   08-01-2021  PDF
Small House Model   01-01-2017 03-01-2019  PDF
Spinal Cord Injury / Disorders Center (with Site Visits Report)   11-01-2020  PDF
Sterile Processing Service and Logistics Service   10-01-2015 09-01-2022  PDF
Surgical and Endovascular Service Design Guide (with Appendices)   04-01-2016 08-01-2023  PDF
Urgent Care (with Appendix)   10-01-2023  PDF