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 Monday, October 19, 2020 1:32 PM CDT

This page is designated for imminent emergency situations that may impact operations, such as hurricanes, 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).

Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season is here! Now is the time to ensure your hurricane preparedness plans are in place. Please visit our hurricane preparedness page for more information that could be beneficial during and after severe weather or other emergencies.

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Facility Status

Parent Facility
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Normal Hours
Outpatient Clinics
Beaumont Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
Conroe Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
Galveston Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
Katy Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
Lake Jackson Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
Lufkin Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
Richmond Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
Tomball Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
Vet Centers
Houston West Vet Center 711 Normal Hours
Houston Southwest Vet Center 710 Normal Hours
Houston Vet Center 731 Normal Hours
Beaumont Vet Center Normal Hours

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.