August 5, 2013
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) recently began offering Veterans evening and weekend mental health appointments as part of an initiative to improve access and convenience for area Veterans. MEDVAMC’s Mental Health Care Line now provides after-hours therapy groups, individual assessments and follow-up appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays.
“The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is committed to increasing health care access for our Veterans,” said Adam C. Walmus, M.H.A., M.A., F.A.C.H.E., MEDVAMC director. “The new extended hours will help us in that goal by offering more convenient clinic hours for those who are unable to make appointments during our normal business hours.”
In addition, the VA’s Beaumont Outpatient clinic recently began offering extended hours for Primary Care and Behavioral Medicine appointments on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays.
The extended VA clinic hours are for Veterans who have scheduled appointments. Veterans should contact their respective clinic facility at the numbers below to schedule an appointment.
Locations & Extended Hours:
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, 713-791-1414, 2002 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030
Mental Health Care Line will offer extended hours Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic, 409-981-8550, 3420 Veterans Circle, Beaumont, TX 77707
Primary Care and Behavioral Medicine will offer extended hours on Wednesdays until 6:30 p.m. and will be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.