Current Operating Status - Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Current Operating Status

Situation Update

As of Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:09 PM CST

The Houston VA and our clinics are operating under normal operations, with some COVID-19 restrictions.

This page is designated for imminent emergency situations that may impact operations, such as hurricanes or bad weather, and will be updated when we have an emergency or when the emergency has passed. 

Veterans who are experiencing medical or mental health emergencies are asked to visit the nearest emergency room or dial 9-1-1. 

Facility Operations During COVID-19

Your Houston VA Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics are here to meet your health care needs. While many of our Veteran appointments are being performed virtually via our VA Video Connect app or telephone, we are open for necessary appointments, medical procedures, diagnostic imaging, and other services necessary to manage the health of our Veteran patients.

For updated information on COVID-19, please visit our prepare for your visit page.

Veterans can contact the Clinical Contact Center and Centralized Scheduling line at 713-794-8985 to cancel or reschedule any clinic appointment at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston and all our VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC).

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Facility Status

Telephone Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
  • 24 Hour Nurse: 713-794-8985 or 1-800-639-5137
  • Change Your Appointment: 713-794-8985 or 1-800-639-5137
  • Media Inquiries: 713-794-7349
  • National Veterans Helpline: 1-800-507-4571
  • Patient Locator: 713-794-8736
  • Pharmacy Refill: 713-794-7648 or 1-800-454-1062
  • Staff Locator: 1-866-233-0152
  • Telephone Care: 713-794-8985 or 1-800-639-5137
  • VA Police: 713-794-7106
  • Employee Helpline: 1-866-233-0152

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It is the Department of Veterans Affair's fourth mission to provide contingency support to the Department of Defense and the Public Health Service during times of disaster or national emergency.