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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Contact the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas offers a variety of health services to meet the needs of our nation's Veterans. For additional contact information you may also view our phone directory or A to Z List of Services.

If you have a life threatening emergency, please call 911. To contact the VA Suicide Prevention Hotline 24-hours a day, seven days a week, please call 1-800-273-8255.

Our administrative hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Emergencies are seen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Review our visiting hours and policies page for visitor hours.

Phone Numbers

Main Phone Number:   713-791-1414 or toll-free 1-800-553-2278
VA Network Telecare Center: 713-794-8985 or toll-free 1-800-639-5137
Veterans Crisis Line: Toll-free 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

See our Phone Directory page for a list of common phone numbers. Visit our Services page for more detailed information on some of our services.  

Contacting a Patient:

If you would like to send a card, gift, or flowers to a patient, the mailing address is:

Patient Name (Patient Room Number)
c/o Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030

For more information on an inpatient or their phone number, dial 713-791-1414 or toll-free 1-800-553-2278 and press 0 for the operator.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please contact us at the numbers listed on our appointments page, or visit My HealtheVet.

Patient Advocates

Our Patient Advocate program seeks to personally give you and your family the security of knowing someone is available to focus on your individual concerns and rights as a patient. We work directly with all departments on your behalf and can address your questions, problems or special needs quicker.

If you, or a veteran you care for has not been able to resolve important issues related to VA through other means of communications, please contact one of our highly-skilled patient advocates who will be eager to help you with your concern in a timely manner.

Former Prisoners of War

Our Former Prisoners of War Advocate can provide special assistance to former POWs. Contact Dr. Wright Williams at 713-794-7629.

Outpatient Clinics 

Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic  
Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic  
Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic  
Katy VA Outpatient Clinic  
Lake Jackson VA Outpatient Clinic 
Lufkin - Charles Wilson VA Outpatient Clinic  
Richmond VA Outpatient Clinic  
Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic 
Tomball VA Outpatient Clinic 

Other Facilities

Other Facilities include Vet Centers, the Houston Regional Office and the Houston National Cemetery. 

News Media 

Members of the news media should contact our Public Affairs Office at 713-794-7349.

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Many questions and comments can be answered via e-mail. Please click to choose subject matter.

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