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James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center - Altoona, PA

 

Appointments

Schedule a VA Appointment

There are many ways for Veterans to make health care appointments.

  • If you don’t have VA health care benefits, you can apply now. Apply for VA health care.
  • If you’re having a medical emergency, please call 911 or call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, then press 1.

Schedule an Appointment

By Phone

Follow the instructions on this page on how to make an appointment by phone at this facility.

Online

VA now offers online appointment scheduling for some appointments. We hope to expand the number of VA facilities and types of appointments in the future.

If you have VA health care benefits, you can schedule your VA primary care appointments online if you:

With your online account, you’ll also be able to:

  • Track the status of requests
  • Send messages about requested appointments
  • Get notifications about appointments
  • Cancel appointments
Schedule a VA appointment online.

Upgrade your Existing Accounts

At VAMC Altoona, we have established a number of procedures to assist you in getting an appointment without a long delay. Our goals are simple:

  • you should be able to see your primary care provider when you request it
  • you should have fast access to specialty care

If you have received a letter stating that you need to make an appointment, please call the medical center at (814) 943-8164, or toll free at 1-877-626-2500.

Changing Your Appointment

If you cannot keep an existing appointment, please contact us as soon as you are aware you cannot make your appointment. This will allow us to reschedule you sooner, as well as schedule one of your fellow veterans for the original appointment date and time. Call (814) 943-8164 or 1-877-626-2500 and ask for your primary care team or specialty clinic or contact the appropriate community based outpatient clinic.

Who to Call

To make an appointment please call (814) 943-8164 or 1-877-626-2500.  If you would like to make an appointment with a particular clinic or service, dial:

Clinic Contact Information
PRIMARY CARE
Blue Team

7576

Red Team

7575

Yellow Team

7577

Green Team - DuBois

(866) 662-0447

Purple Team - Johnstown

(866) 277-1578

Orange Team - State College

(866) 365-0095

Women's Health Clinic

(814) 940-6691

SPECIALTY CLINICS
Audiology

7117

Cardiology Lab

7208

Compensation & Pension

7467

Dermatology

7578

Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)

7552

Eye

7552

Gastroenterology (GI)

7578

General Surgery

7578

Geriatric (GEM)

7552

Neurology

7552

Nursing

7578

Orthopedics

7578

Pain

7552

Podiatry

7578

Pulmonary

7552

Refraction

7552

Urology (GU)

7578

PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHAB
Occupational Therapy

7118

Physical Therapy

7121

Rehabilitation Medicine

7124

Preventive Amputation Clinic

7124

Brace Clinic 

7124

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Substance Abuse

7744

Homeless Veterans

7640

Psychiatry 

7305

Psychology 

7305

Military Sexual Trauma 

7356

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

7116

Information to Help You Decide about Where to Receive Your Care

VA has a regularly updated Access to Care website that provides useful information that can help you to decide the best VA location for you to receive your care. Before making an appointment, you can find out the following information for a VA location:

  • Wait times for primary care, mental health, and some of the commonest specialties
  • If same day services are available in primary care and mental health
  • If Telehealth is available in primary care and mental health
  • If it has an emergency room
  • Facility contact information
  • Veteran satisfaction scores
  • Quality information comparing each VA and local area non-VA healthcare facilities

VA is committed to give Veterans the access to care they need, when they need it. When you’re planning your care at VA, you can rely on us to give you the information you need to make informed health care decisions.