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McAlester VA Clinic

Location and contact information

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Address

2 East Clark Bass Boulevard, The Doctor's Building
McAlester, OK 74501-4282

Phone numbers

Main phone: 888-397-8387
Mental health clinic: 918-715-0601

Clinical hours

  • Mon: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tue: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wed: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thu: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Fri: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed
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Prepare for your visit

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Current Visitation Policy: Due to the rise in COVID (Delta variant), Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) asks that you adhere to the following guidelines. These procedures are in place for your safety.

EOVAHCS allows one caregiver to be present with the patient for emotional support during their stay. EOVAHCS allows for one support person of the Veteran’s choice unless the individual's presence infringes on others’ rights or safety. The individual may or may not be the patient's surrogate decision-maker or legally authorized representative. 

Masks Required: Everyone entering EOVAHCS facilities are required to wear a face covering. If you do not have one, VA will provide one to you. 

Screening Measures: All VA medical facilities have implemented screening measures for COVID-19. To answer screening questions in advance, you may text 53079, type “screen” into the text box, and hit send. Show your “OK to proceed” to the door screener.

Visiting Hours: Visiting hours vary based on the patient’s location and care: 

  • One Caregiver is allowed in the General medical, surgical and rehabilitation units – Check with the Veteran’s medical team for visiting hours. If the Veteran is unable to communicate, family members can discuss their preferences with the medical team. 
  • One Caregiver is allowed in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit– the nurse manager or charge nurse sets visiting hours based on the Veteran’s condition and activity.
  • Inpatient COVID-positive Veterans cannot have visitors. Special considerations may be available for Veterans receiving End of Life care.
  • Behavioral Medicine (Psychiatric) Unit does not allow in-person visitation. Only phone calls are allowed.

Visitors:

Children under the age of 18 are not allowed inside VA medical facilities, except for nursing infants.

Clergy are welcome to visit patients who are members of their religious group at the discretion of the unit’s physicians or nurses.

Phone calls or virtual calls may be an alternative to an in-person visit. Please contact Social Work Service at 918-577-4144 for more information.

Cost: Free

Wheelchair availability: McAlester VA Clinic has wheelchairs available upon arrival for patients who need them to access the building.

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Health services offered here

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Addiction and substance abuse care

We can help you overcome substance use problems from unhealthy alcohol use to life-threatening addiction. We match our services—like counseling, group therapy or medication—to your specific needs.

Contact information

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

Care we provide at Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System

We help Veterans on their recovery journey through outpatient and inpatient services. Our residential facility helps Veterans deal with substance abuse, homelessness, mental health, and unemployment through our therapeutic and educational programs like:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Health maintenance
  • Community support

Learn more about VA treatment programs.

COVID-19 vaccines

Common conditions: coronavirus, COVID-19
We provide COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans as well as their spouses and caregivers. We also provide vaccines to Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) recipients and VA staff.

Contact information

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? No

COVID-19 Vaccines

At the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center, we are giving vaccines near Pharmacy and the Agent Cashier on the 1st floor. At the Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic, stop by the Red Team on the 2nd Floor.

In Idabel, McAlester & Vinita, please contact your Primary Care team.

Appointments are not required.

COVID-19 Testing

At the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center, stop by Building #6 across from the medical center. At the Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic, stop by the trailer in the overflow parking lot.

Appointments are not required.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at VA

MOVE! weight management

Common conditions: overweight, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure

We offer easy-to-follow weight management plans backed by the latest science. Our experts can help you reduce health risks, prevent or reverse some diseases and live a better—and even longer—life.

Contact information

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

MOVE! is a weight-management program designed to help you live a longer, healthier life. With the help of your MOVE! care team, you can eat a healthier diet, get more exercise, reduce your health risks, and improve your quality of life through group, individual and telehealth sessions. The MOVE! program offers:

  • Weight-loss support groups to help you lose weight and keep it off
  • Healthy eating tips and cooking classes
  • Behavioral change strategies to help you live a healthier lifestyle

Learn more about MOVE!

Mental health care

Common conditions: addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD

If you’re struggling with issues like PTSD, depression, grief, anger or trauma, we offer counseling and other support. All VA health care facilities offer same-day help. You may qualify even without enrolling in VA health care.

Contact information

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

Our medical center and clinics provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a range of issues that may impact your mental health or emotional well-being. Our confidential inpatient and outpatient services include individual and group therapy for:

  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors
  • Anxiety, addictive behaviors, and personality disorders
  • Emergency services/stabilization
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Medication management
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Smoking cessation
  • Suicide prevention
  • Transition and care management for returning Veterans (OIF/OEF/OND)
  • Treatment for addictive disorders, including residential rehabilitation treatment programs

We offer a wide range of behavioral and psychological interventions including:

  • Medication Management
  • Biofeedback therapy
  • Exposure therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Emergency services/stabilization
  • Inpatient mental health
  • Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery Services: Learn more
  • Treatment for medication resistant depression such as:
    • Ketamine infusion
    • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Group Therapy

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Military sexual trauma care

Military sexual trauma can happen to both genders. If you experienced sexual assault or harassment during military service—no matter when you served—we provide counseling and treatment.

Contact information

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

Care we provide at VA Eastern Oklahoma health care

We offer care for military sexual trauma in our mental (behavioral) health clinics. Military sexual trauma refers to sexual assault, sexual harassment, or other threatening, offensive, or unwanted sexual advances, activities, or remarks that you experienced in the military. Our goal is to help you improve your quality of life with strategies to manage emotions and memories related to your military sexual trauma.

Our services include:

  • Art Groups in Muskogee and Tulsa

    • Watch our video to learn more. For more information about these art groups, please contact Marlene Diaz, Peer Support Specialist, at 888-397-8387, ext. 73448.
  • Counseling
  • Psychiatric care

Veterans do not need to have a VA disability rating, have reported MST or have other documentation of the experience to get this care. These services may also be available to Veterans not eligible for other VA care. 

MST Program Point of Contact

Jennifer Chafin-Van Dusen, LCSW
Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Coordinator/Therapist
918-384-4589

Learn more  about MST and VA’s MST-related services.

PTSD care

If you have symptoms of PTSD after a traumatic event, we can help. We offer assessment and treatment support such as private counseling, group therapy and medication. It’s never too late to get help.

Contact information

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. We can help you with effective treatments and support services, like:

  • Psychiatric and psychological counseling
  • Services for homeless Veterans
  • Treatment for addictive disorders
  • Transition and care management for post-9/11 combat Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND)

Learn more about PTSD

Pain management

If you are in pain, we work with you and your health care team to find the best way to treat and manage it.

Contact information

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

Care we provide at VA Eastern Oklahoma health care

Acute (short term) or persistent (long lasting) pain can make it difficult to enjoy life but effective pain management can help.  Our Pain Team is focused on addressing pain from a whole health model and are dedicated to helping Veterans who have pain issues improve their quality of life and spend more time doing what matters to them. Our services include:

  • Evaluation/Assessment and Diagnosis by a variety of pain experts
  • Development of a comprehensive pain management plan based on what matters to you
  • Working with you and your primary care providers on the most effective medication management
  • Teaching you the most up to date pain neuroscience and skills management including activity management, relaxation and mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavior therapy and much more
  • Providing access to exercise and activity treatments/resources to include physical therapy, tai chi and yoga
  • Providing supportive treatments including biofeedback, chiropractic, acupuncture, pain interventional services etc.

Primary care

Your VA primary care provider will work closely with you to plan for all the care you need to stay healthy and well throughout your life, including immunizations and vaccinations. They will also work with family members or caregivers who support you.

A strong network of family and internal medicine specialists and services can offer you the best possible care. Internal medicine doctors (internists) prevent, diagnose, and treat adult diseases. Doctors who specialize in family medicine provide primary health care to the entire family. Your primary care team can coordinate the many services you receive such as:

  • Labs and blood work
  • Mental health care
  • Women Veterans Care
  • Radiology
  • Social services
  • Telehealth

Social work

Social workers are here to help Veterans, families and caregivers with almost any need, from help with finances or housing to questions about treatment to just feeling overwhelmed. We are here for you.

Contact information

Appointments

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

Social work is integral to health care. We can help you and your family manage stress-related problems due to injury or illness, and find VA community resources to meet your needs like:

  • Home health services
  • Legal services
  • Transportation
  • Community living

Telehealth

With VA telehealth, you can get care from your health providers without having to travel. Get checkups and treatment, talk about your care and more—from home or elsewhere.

Contact information

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? Yes

Walk-ins accepted? No

We use the latest in secure digital technology to set up remote visits with our health care providers. We offer video conferencing, home telehealth services, and store-and-forward telehealth that lets you securely send your health information to experts at VA facilities. We offer telehealth visits with providers in:

  • Mental health
  • Retinal care (eye)
  • Bariatric surgery (visit remotely with your weight-loss surgery team before and after your operation)
  • Dermatology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Primary care

Learn more about telehealth

Women Veteran care

Common conditions: women's primary care, mental health, obstetrics and gynecology, pap smear, mammogram

We offer women’s health services to meet your specific needs such as disease screenings, mental health treatment, recovery from military sexual trauma, maternity care and female-specific medical equipment.

Contact information

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required? No

Walk-ins accepted? Yes

Our women health program offers complete health care for women Veterans of all ages. Our primary care providers specialize in women’s health. They work closely with specialists in gynecology, obstetrics, female urology, oncology, medicine, radiology, surgery, and breast illness. Our services for women Veterans include:

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

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