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Togus VA Medical Center

Our hospital provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health services, long-term nursing care, treatment for spinal cord injuries, and more. Below, you’ll find our address and hours, parking and transportation information, and the other health services we offer at Togus VA Medical Center.

Location and contact information

Address

Phone numbers

Main phone:
Mental health care:

Clinical hours

  • Mon: 24/7
  • Tue: 24/7
  • Wed: 24/7
  • Thu: 24/7
  • Fri: 24/7
  • Sat: 24/7
  • Sun: 24/7
Togus VA Medical Center

Prepare for your visit

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Cost: Free

Wheelchair availability:  Wheelchairs are available upon arrival for patients who need them to access the building.

Togus VA Medical Center – campus map

If you are on the Togus campus and need a ride to your appointment from your parking space and back, contact the parking lot shuttle at .

*This service is contingent on shuttle volunteer availability and daily schedule. 

Van services for Veterans

DAV-Volunteer Transportation Network

Phone:  or 

The Togus VA Medical Center (VAMC) operates a Disabled American Veterans Volunteer Transportation Network administered by the Center for Development and Civic Engagement (formally Voluntary Service) in Partnership with the DAV Department of Maine.  This network links Veterans throughout the state of Maine to the Togus VAMC.

Rider Information:

  • Please call the DAV Transportation Office a week before your scheduled appointment.  You will receive a call the business day before your appointment telling you what time the van will be picking you up.  Please be ready at that time.  If you are not called by noontime, the day before your appointment, please call to confirm your ride.
  • You must  have a scheduled appointment to be authorized to ride the DAV van.
  • It is your responsibility to make and cancel your appointments at the VA.  The DAV is not responsible for this.  If your appointment at the VA has been cancelled it is YOUR responsibility to cancel your transportation with the van as soon as possible.  Evenings, weekends, holidays, contact Medical Administrative Assistant at Togus VAMC to cancel your transportation at  5523 or
  • When arriving at VAMC, check in immediately for your appointment.  When you are finished with your scheduled appointment, call the DAV Office at ext. 5790 and let them know you are finished.  At that time, the Coordinator will be able to give you an idea what time to be in the lobby for departure.  
  • The DAV is not able to accommodate wheelchair patients or those on oxygen except for shoulder carried oxygen canisters.
  • The driver is not allowed to lift or to attend medically to any patient.
  • If you need to bring an aide, it must be pre-approved.
  • The driver may refuse any Veteran who is intoxicated or abusive in any way.
  • It is mandatory that you wear your seatbelt, refusal to do so is reason not to transport.
  • Please do not ask the driver to make unauthorized stops as they are not allowed.
  • Van transportation may be cancelled due to inclement weather.  If so, the driver will call you to inform you that morning.
  • Smoking is prohibited in DAV van.
  • Appointments  MUST be scheduled in the morning.
  • Remember to always take your belongings with you when departing the van.  We are not responsible for lost items.

Contact DAV Transportation Network Office for more information at or .

Non-DAV van services

Many localities in the region provide other van services to Veterans.

Learn more about DAV and the other van services available in your county

Beneficiary travel

Beneficiary travel benefits include round-trip transportation from your home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transport. 

Find out if you qualify for beneficiary travel benefits

VA Maine Fisher House

Fisher House provides free high quality, temporary lodging to families and caregivers of active-duty service members and Veterans who are undergoing in-patient treatment or extended, episodic outpatient treatment through the VA at the Togus VA Medical Center campus.

The VA Maine Fisher House has 16 private suites, a shared fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a spacious dining room, an inviting family room, modern laundry room, and outdoor patio. Each of the suites come furnished with telephones, televisions and DVD players. 

More info: VA Maine Fisher House
Phone: , 7053, 7054

VA Maine Healthcare System depends on the goodwill of our supporters. You can make a difference when you help us serve our Veterans.

For more information on volunteering or donating, visit Volunteer Or Donate | VA Maine Health Care | Veterans Affairs

Other services at VA Maine health care

Health services offered here

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Addiction and substance use 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.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is not required

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.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

We provide the full spectrum of substance use disorder treatment, from acute withdrawal management, to longitudinal outpatient treatment.

Our Medical Center and clinics provide a comprehensive array of treatment options for Substance Use Disorders, including inpatient withdrawal management, intensive outpatient programming, individual and group therapy and medication management. Residential treatment is available through referral to nearby VA Medical Centers.

Available in person at Togus, or system-wide through virtual formats.

Anesthesia

The anesthesia service works to keep you comfortable, safe and pain-free during surgical or screening procedures.

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Anesthesiology is a recognized medical specialty in which physician Anesthesiologists work as perioperative physicians responsible for the medical evaluation and optimization of patients before surgery (preoperative), consulting with the surgical team, provision of pain control and support of life functions during surgery (intraoperative), and supervision of care after surgery (postoperative) through discharge from the post-anesthesia care unit.  In the VA, anesthesia services are provided by Anesthesia Care Teams comprised of physician anesthesiologists as well as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs.) 

Other standard functions within the practice of anesthesiology include management of patients with acute and chronic pain, assisting in the management of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and advanced cardiac life support, and the management of critically ill patients in intensive care units. Anesthesiologists also provide onsite, immediately available medical direction of non-physician providers such as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in the delivery of anesthesia care to patients. The scope of the practice of anesthesiology also includes overseeing the preoperative evaluation clinic and daily management of the operating room schedule.

Audiology and speech

Common conditions: tinnitus, vertigo, hearing loss, vestibular conditions, swallowing conditions
We diagnose and treat conditions affecting your hearing, speech or balance. These include hearing loss, tinnitus (noise or ringing the ears) & dizziness—also speech, language, voice or swallowing disorders.

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Our Audiology and Speech Pathology clinic provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services, VA compensation and pension examinations, and screening for employee hearing conservation. We offer a full range of audiology and speech pathology services like:

  • Hearing and balance evaluations
  • Selection, management, and repair of hearing aids and assistive listening device assessments
  • Evaluation, programming, and management of cochlear implants and bone-anchored implants
  • Evaluation and treatment for auditory processing disorder
  • Services that help with speech, language, fluency, voice, cognitive communication, swallowing, stuttering, and laryngectomy (surgical removal of the larynx, which contains your vocal cords)

Learn more about VA hearing aids

COVID-19 vaccines

Common conditions: coronavirus, COVID-19
We offer COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans enrolled in VA health care. This includes Veterans who live or travel outside of the U.S. and are eligible for the VA Foreign Medical Program.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

Appointments

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

  • COVID-19 vaccines for eligible Veterans and staff

 

Cancer care

VA provides expert cancer diagnosis and care. We offer services to support you through treatment and beyond.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Cancer care

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

The Cancer Program at VA Maine is an American College of surgeons/Commission on Cancer (ACOS/COC) approved program under the category of Community Hospital Cancer Program (CHCP). This category requires an approved cancer program to have a full range of services for diagnosis and treatment of cancer available. The Cancer Program provides a Tumor Board Conference at least twice monthly. Patients may need referral for a portion of their treatment. For benefit of Maine Veterans, the Cancer Program at Togus mostly refers radiation oncology services to community hospitals in Maine and less frequently to other VA facilities elsewhere in New England. ENT surgical cases are referred to the Boston VA Health Care System as are some surgical treatment for brain and spinal cord malignancies. A specialized diagnostic service at VAMC Providence, RI provides consultation for dermatological malignancies. The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) also provides more definitive consultations at the discretion of pathologists at Togus VAMC. Enrolled Veterans may be referred to a subspecialty or service from any of the Primary Care providers including the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).

Cardiology

Common conditions: heart disease, high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, angina, vascular diseases
Our cardiology specialists offer advanced treatment and care for conditions affecting your heart and blood vessels, including heart disease, stroke, heart rhythm disorders and high blood pressure.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

We perform noninvasive and minimally invasive tests and procedures that check, support, and improve your heart health. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and treat you with the most effective medications. Our services include:

  • Evaluating you for coronary heart disease, heart-valve disease, and heart defect though ultrasound or echo 
  • Determining how well blood flows through your heart vessels or find the cause of your heart failure by an echo or stress test (only done at Togus campus at present )
  • Noninvasively monitoring you for changes in heart rhythm, using electrocardiograms (EKGs or ECGs), portable Holter monitors, or ultrasound (ultrasounds available only at Togus)
  • Performing surgical treatments like pacemaker implants (available only at Togus)
  • Perform routine pacemaker or defibrillator check-ups (available at Togus and Lewiston campuses)

Appointments: Contact us to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment. If you have never been seen by VA Maine cardiology or it has been more than two years since your last visit a referral from your doctor is needed 

 

Hours of availability vary by location.

Caregiver support

If you are caring for a Veteran with serious illness or disabilities, we can help you support them—and take care of yourself. You may qualify for services like training, counseling or respite care when you need a break.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

If you’re a caregiver for a Veteran, you can get support by contacting one of our caregiver support coordinators. If the Veteran you care for was injured post-9/11, you may be eligible for even more services, including a stipend to help with expenses, training, and medical coverage if you aren’t already covered. For all caregivers, we can:

 

  • Help you get caregiver assistance available through VA
  • Provide progressive needs planning to help you manage degenerative conditions
  • Match you with services and benefits
  • Connect you with local resources and programs
  • Listen to you when you struggle

Learn more and connect with a support coordinator

Dermatology

Common conditions: psoriasis, eczema, skin cancer, acne, rosacea, allergic skin diseases, ulcers
Our dermatologists offer expert treatment for a range of conditions that affect your skin, hair and nails—from acne to psoriasis to skin cancer. We also offer skin cancer screening and education.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Our dermatologist staff evaluate, diagnose, and treat a wide range of conditions relating to the skin. We do biopsies on sight, both at Togus and the Bangor CBOC. Excisions are done by general surgery at Togus and the dermatologist at the Bangor CBOC.

To obtain specialty dermatology services contact your primary care provider, who may order images for the dermatology department to read. If it is determined you need to be seen in-person, they refer you to us. Once referred, our scheduler will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Emergency care

In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest VA or non-VA emergency department. We provide immediate treatment for serious, life-threatening health emergencies such as severe chest pain, seizures, heavy uncontrollable bleeding or moderate to severe burns.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is not required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Care we provide at Togus VA Emergency Department:

During a medical or mental health emergency if you believe your life or health is in danger call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away!

A medical or mental health emergency is an injury, illness, or symptom so severe that a delay in seeking immediate medical attention would reasonably be expected to be hazardous to life or health. VA Maine HCS has an emergency department open 24/7, 365 days per year on the Togus campus, at 1 VA Center, Augusta, ME.

We also offer care for injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening, but which shouldn't wait for an appointment.

For more information on selecting the right type of care, visit Choosing Between Urgent And Emergency Care | Veterans Affairs (va.gov)

Gastroenterology

Common conditions: acid reflux, fatty liver, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, diarrhea, and cancer screening
Our gastrointestinal (GI) specialists offer treatment and procedures (endoscopy, colonoscopy) for conditions affecting your GI tract, gallbladder, liver and pancreas, including acid reflux, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, irritable bowel syndrome, and pancreatitis.

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

We treat a broad range of health concerns, including conditions in your esophagus, stomach, intestines colon, and other parts of your digestive system. We can also test and treat other organs, like your liver, pancreas and gallbladder. 

Geriatrics

Common conditions: memory problems, sleep problems, falls, bone loss, weight loss
As you age, we offer a range of medical and support services to help you stay as healthy, active and independent as possible. We also offer help to family members and caregivers who may support you.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

We assess your situation and condition to decide which outpatient geriatric services are right for you or a senior Veteran in your care, and then we coordinate your care. Our age-friendly support services include:

  • Geriatric Services
  • Home and Community-based Care
  • Nursing Homes
  • Residential Settings

Learn more about VA long-term care

Gynecology

Our specialists offer reproductive health care services for women Veterans, including contraception, pregnancy care and fertility treatment.

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Our gynecologist evaluate, diagnose, and treat a wide range of conditions including pelvic pain, heavy periods, growths on your uterus or ovaries, abnormal pap smear, infertility, urinary incontinence, and more. 

We provide you with advanced medical care, surgery, and minimally invasive procedures for health issues that affect the uterus, ovaries, cervix, vagina, or bladder.

Appointments:

To obtain specialty gynecology services contact your primary care provider. They refer you to us. Once referred, our scheduler will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Homeless Veteran care

If you’re homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, we can help. We offer many programs and services, including free health care. And we can help you connect with resources in your community.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

We help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail. Contact VA Homeless Hotline at 1- or one of our care coordinators to get help with:

  • Immediate food and shelter needs, including both transitional and permanent housing
  • Job training, life skills development, and education
  • Justice system navigation and community reentry from jail
  • Financial support to prevent homelessness
  • Addiction and depression treatment
  • Health and dental care

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Intimate partner violence support

If you feel that you or a loved one are in or may be in a potentially abusive or violent relationship, we can help.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Same Day Access

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Care we provide at VA Maine health care

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is when a current or former intimate partner (like a boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse) stalks, harms, or threatens to harm their partner. Intimate partner violence can be emotional, physical, or sexual, including threats specific to gender and sexuality identity dynamics for LGBTQ+ populations. It can also lead to short-term and long-term health problems, and a wide range of mental health issues. If you or someone you know is in a potentially abusive or violent relationship or is experiencing relationship health and safety concerns, we can help. We offer:

  • Intimate partner violence care coordination
  • Links to community-based support groups, and advocacy and legal services
  • Referrals to and coordination with other VA treatment providers
  • Connection to domestic violence shelters
  • Services for Veterans who are homeless
  • Interventions for Veterans, their partners, and VA employees who both use and experience violence in their intimate relationships

Learn more about intimate partner violence: Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) - VHA Social Work 

Additional Resources and 24/7 care available below:

LGBTQ+ Veteran care

If you're a Veteran who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or a related identity, we’re committed to serving your needs. The LGBTQ+ Veteran care coordinator at your VA health care facility can help you get the care you need in a safe, sensitive environment.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is not required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

We promote the health, welfare, and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) Veterans and their families. We focus on ensuring a safe, welcoming, and affirmative environment when providing you with sensitive and high-quality health care services like:

  • Hormone therapy
  • Testing and treatment for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI)
  • Mental health care
  • Psychosocial assessments for gender-confirming surgeries
  • Substance use and alcohol treatment

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Laboratory and pathology

We offer blood tests and other advanced testing services to help you and your VA health care team monitor your health, find and understand any health problems and make informed treatment decisions.

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Our laboratories provide a full range of clinical and diagnostic testing services. Our laboratory and pathology services include:

 

  • Study of blood, urine, and other bodily fluids for illness management
  • Testing for infectious diseases
  • Cytopathology (study of unusual cells) and surgical pathology (study of tissue removed during surgery)
  • Autopsy services

*At Togus, walk-ins are accepted for all services excluding Therapeutic Phlebotomy

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.

A referral is not required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

MOVE! is a weight management program designed to improve the lives of Veterans. MOVE!’s core components — the combination of behavioral strategies, nutrition changes, and increased physical activity to promote even small weight losses—are easy to follow and based on the latest in nutrition science. MOVE! includes the most up-to-date approaches for weight management.

The MOVE! Program offers comprehensive support, including:

  • Weight management group classes
  • Individual appointments with registered dietitian
  • TeleMOVE (home telehealth program)

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.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

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 outpatient services include individual and group therapy for:

  • Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety, addictive behaviors, and personality disorders
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

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.

Visit our office, by appointment only

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

We provide care for military sexual trauma in our mental (behavioral) health clinics. MST-related care also includes treatment for physical conditions that resulted from the MST experience. Our services include: 

  • Counseling
  • Compensated work therapy
  • Homeless services
  • Psychological testing
  • Psychiatric care
  • Medical evaluation and treatment for MST-related conditions

Minority Veteran care

We offer resources and support for minority Veterans to help address your specific needs with benefits and services at VA.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

If you’re a minority Veteran, we can help you get the services and benefits you need. Our Minority Veterans Program serves all Veterans who are Women,  African American, Asian American, Pacific Islanders, Hispanic American, and Native American (including American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians). We work to:

  • Help the medical center address minority Veterans’ needs
  • Meet minority Veterans’ needs in the local community
  • Identify barriers and create a more accessible environment for minority Veterans
  • Inform minority Veterans of VA benefits, services, and programs

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

My HealtheVet coordinator

Your My HealtheVet coordinator can help you start using the VA online portal to manage your appointments and records, refill prescriptions, view your lab and test results and communicate with your health care team.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is not required

Appointments

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

My HealtheVet is the VA’s patient portal for 24/7 access to online medical records and services.

From the convenience of any computer on the internet, Veterans can

  • Securely message healthcare teams.
  • Refill prescriptions with the click of a key, track Rx shipping.
  • Check appointments and receive email appointment reminders.
  • Schedule and request appointments for primary care or mental health.
  • Review lab results, radiology, and other tests.
  • Download healthcare records and review provider notes.
  • Download medical images like X-rays, mammograms, CTs, and MRIs.
  • Use our trusted and extensive Veterans Health Library.

REGISTER or Sign In at: My HealtheVet

Premium Upgrade / Authentication to use all features can be done at any VA Maine primary care office,  the Togus Release of Information desk, and with most front desks of outpatient services.  You can also call our coordination to do this by video connections with our coordinator.

Mike L’Abbe

My HealtheVet Coordinator

Phone:  Email:    Michael.labbe@va.gov

Nephrology

Common conditions: Dialysis, kidney disease, high blood pressure, hypertension
Our specialists offer you advanced care for kidney-related diseases like chronic kidney disease, high blood pressure and fluid and electrolyte problems. We also provide dialysis and related support.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Our team of kidney doctors (nephrologists) actively manage all aspects of adult kidney disease, kidney and bladder stones, renal hypertension (high blood pressure caused by kidney disease), and mineral and bone disorders. We provide inpatient and outpatient services, like: 

  • Dialysis preparation and referral
  • Management/evaluation of hypertension and resistant hypertension management
  • Management/evaluation of CKD 2-5
  • Kidney stone management/evaluation
  • Evaluation/management of electrolyte disturbances
  • Kidney transplant evaluation, and kidney disease education

To obtain specialty nephrology services contact your primary care provider. They refer you to us. Once referred, our scheduler will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Ophthalmology

Common conditions: cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease
Our ophthalmology specialists diagnose and provide medical and surgical care for conditions that affect your eyes—like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Our ophthalmologists evaluate, diagnose, and treat a wide range of conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, corneal conditions, macular degeneration and more. 

We provide you with advanced medical care, surgery, and minimally invasive procedures for health issues that affect the eyes and eyelids.

Appointments:

To obtain specialty ophthalmology services contact your primary care provider or your VA optometrist. They refer you to us. Once referred, our scheduler will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Optometry

Common conditions: vision exams, prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses
Our optometrists offer you routine eye exams, preventive vision testing and treatment for conditions like glaucoma. We also provide prescriptions for eyeglasses and other assistive devices.

A referral is not required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Our optometrists provide many eye-related services and treatments like:

  • Vision services and eye exams
  • Treatment for diseases and injuries of the retina, cornea, and other parts of your eye
  • Low-vision services for conditions like macular degeneration that can’t be corrected by glasses, surgery, or medication
  • Screening eye exams for diabetic patients

 

All VA Maine Clinic locations have an optical shop where you can pick out frames and lenses and get repairs and adjustments for VA issued eyewear.

 

Orthopedics

Common conditions: arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, tendon and ligament repair, joint replacement
Our orthopedists offer advanced care and treatment for issues related to muscles, bones and joints, including arthritis, disorders of the muscles and bones, tendon and ligament repair and joint replacement.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Provides consultation and evaluations; surgical procedures include total joint replacements, arthroscopy, arthroplasty, and hand surgery. We also do operative and non-operative fracture care of upper and lower extremities.

Otolaryngology

Common conditions: balance issues, sinusitis, difficulty swallowing, obstructive sleep apnea, head and neck tumors
We provide a full range of care for Veterans who have problems that affect their ears, sinuses, adenoids, tonsils and thyroid.

Appointments

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Main Phone

Main Phone

Provides care and consultations for ENT patients, Procedures include laryngoscopies, biopsies of head and neck lesions, and nasal septum repair.

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.

A referral is required

Appointments

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Main Phone

Main Phone

Our medical center and clinics provide patient-centered and recovery-oriented treatment for PTSD and co-occurring conditions including individual, group, and couples therapy and medication management. We offer assessment and treatment for survivors of all forms of trauma including complex childhood abuse/neglect, military trauma, MST, and civilian trauma. Treatment options consistent with first-line (i.e., “strongly recommended”) recommendations in the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines are available at all VHA points of service (Togus and CBOCs). Outpatient and specialty outpatient PTSD services are provided in person and virtually. Residential treatment is available through referral to nearby VA Medical Centers.

Available in-person at Togus, or system-wide through virtual formats.

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.

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A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Chronic (long-lasting) pain can make it hard to enjoy life, but effective pain management can help. Our experts work with you and other providers to create a plan to help you manage your pain and improve your quality of life. Our services include:

  • Chiropractic care to relieve pain without medication
  • Prescribing and supervising your use of medications
  • Teaching you skills that include meditation, mindfulness training, relaxation, yoga, and tai chi to help you manage your pain
  • Specialized classes taught by team psychology, social worker and physical therapy to help you live more fully with your pain
  • Refer you to treatment that can help you with your pain

Palliative and hospice care

Palliative care focuses on comfort, quality of life and reducing suffering. Hospice care is a type of palliative care offered to patients with life-threatening illness under certain conditions.

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Our palliative and hospice care services support you and your family as you cope with a life-threatening or terminal illness. Palliative care works to provide comfort, reduce suffering, and improve the quality of life for patients being treated for serious illnesses. Hospice care focuses on helping patients with terminal illnesses to manage the final stages of their lives. Our palliative and hospice care services include:

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Emotional, spiritual, and psychosocial support for you and your family
  • Help with practical issues that include an advance directive (living will), health care power of attorney, funeral arrangements, and applying for VA death and burial benefits
  • Education to help you and your family make informed health care decisions and know what to expect as your health declines
  • Bereavement care to help surviving family members during the grieving process

Patient advocates

VA wants to make sure that you get the best possible care. If you need help finding care or getting problems resolved, please contact a patient advocate.

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Appointments

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Main Phone

Patient Advocates Office

Our patient advocates work hard to make sure you receive the best possible care at our health care facilities. They can:

  • Help you get answers or address concerns with your care team
  • Advocate for patient and family rights
  • Serve as advocates for minority Veterans, women Veterans, and Veterans with disabilities
  • Offer specialized help to former prisoners of war and Veterans transitioning from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND)

Learn more and connect with a patient advocate

Pharmacy

Our specialists provide a full range of services to help you get and understand your prescription medicines and supplies. You can refill VA prescriptions online, by phone or by mail.

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A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Our pharmacy provides you and other Veterans with convenient, efficient service to make it easy to get your medications and medical supplies. You can:

  • Pick up new prescriptions in person
  • Refill prescriptions online and by phone or mail
  • Safely dispose of medicines

Learn more about our pharmacy

At Community Based Outpatient Clinics there is no prescription pick up.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Common conditions: pain, stroke, brain injury, neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal problems, sports injuries, spinal cord injuries
If you’re living with a traumatic brain injury, amputation or other disability, our specialists offer support to help you improve your independence and quality of life, manage pain and stay healthy.

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

The Sensory and Physical Rehabilitation (SPR) Service Line is an innovative re-organization that combines seemingly disparate therapeutic and rehabilitative disciplines that are tied together by the ideal of improving the veteran's quality of life beyond purely medical or surgical outcomes. It is the philosophy of rehabilitation that weaves the service line together. Each discipline independently has very different referral procedures, evaluation systems, and outcome measurement tools, but the process of focusing on the patient at an individual level of need and assuring individual progress and improvement is the key to the success within SPR.

The SPR disciplines include:

  • Adapted Sports
  • Amputee Clinic
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology
  • Blind Rehabilitation Services & Blind Rehabilitation Website
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Compensated Work Therapy
  • Dirigo Recreation Center
  • Fitness Clinic
  • Kinesiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthotic Lab., Accredited
  • Physical Therapy
  • Prosthetic Services
  • Recreation and Creative Arts Therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Therapeutic Swimming Pool
  • Therapeutic Exercise Program
  • Wheelchair Clinic

Physical therapy, occupational therapy and kinesiotherapy

Physical therapy, occupational therapy and kinesiotherapy can help restore movement and function if you have been disabled by injury or disease.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

If you’re living with or recovering from an injury, illness, or chronic condition that limits your mobility and independence, we can help. Our physical, occupational, and movement therapists combine therapeutic exercise, counseling, education, and training to help you improve your health and quality of life. Our services include:

  • Joint mobilization
  • Movement and exercise therapies to improve your strength, endurance, balance, and coordination
  • Mobility assessment and training with wheelchairs, scooters, and walking devices
  • Life skills training and activities to help you maintain the highest level of independence and functionality
  • Evaluation and treatment for a wide range of medical, orthopedic, psychosocial, and neurological conditions

At Community Based Outpatient Clinics only Physical Therapy is offered. 

WANT MORE INFORMATION? HAVE QUESTIONS? READY TO GET STARTED?

If you want any of the above services REQUEST A Physical OR Occupational THERAPY CONSULT from YOUR VA PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER

Podiatry

Common conditions: arthritis, bunions, diabetic foot care, foot deformities, skin and nail conditions

Our podiatry specialists evaluate and treat a wide range of injuries, diseases and disorders that affect your feet and ankles—from ingrown toenails to inflammation to diabetic foot ulcers.

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A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Our podiatry services include:

  • Trauma of foot and ankle
  • Acute diabetic foot issues (infections, wounds, etc.)
  • Infections, wounds/ulcerations foot and ankle
  • Foot deformities and pain (Plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoes, etc.)
  • High risk foot care

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.

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A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

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's health care
  • Radiology
  • Social services
  • Telehealth

Prosthetics and rehabilitation

We provide and help you use medical aids, hearing aids, state-of-the-art adaptive home equipment and other equipment to help you preserve and increase your mobility and independence.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Prosthetic & Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) provides comprehensive support to optimize health and independence of the Veteran. This includes a full range of equipment and services that range from items worn by the Veteran, such as an artificial limb or hearing aid; those that improve accessibility, such as ramps and vehicle modifications; to devices surgically placed in the Veteran, such as hips and pacemakers.

  • Amputation Care, Orthotic & Prosthetic Clinic: Custom-fabricated & fitted devices (e.g., diabetic shoes, shoe inserts, bracing, compression stockings, artificial limbs, etc.) 
  • Durable Medical Equipment [e.g., hospital beds, patient lifts, stair glides, modular ramps, BP monitors, TENS units, ADLs, bathroom safety equipment, mobility aids (e.g., walkers, canes, crutches, etc.)]
  • Wheelchairs & Special Mobility Devices (e.g., power wheelchairs, scooters etc.), Wheelchair Lifts & Vehicle Modifications (passenger equipment only)
  • Communication & Assistive Devices, Telehealth Equipment, Aids for Blindness & Visual Impairment, Sensory Aids (e.g.,  hearing aids & eyeglasses, etc.)
  • Home Respiratory Care Equipment (e.g., oxygen, CPAP & ventilators, etc.), Surgical Implants
  • Prosthetic Benefit Programs: Clothing Allowance, Home Improvement & Structural Alterations, Automobile Adaptive Equipment

To schedule an appointment, please contact . Referrals required.

Psychiatry

If you’re struggling with a mental health problem—or just need to talk with someone—we can help. We offer treatment and support such as therapy, alternative treatments  and medications when needed.

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Our psychiatry teams offer consultation, evaluation and treatment for Veterans dealing with:

  • Depression (including sadness and grief) and/or anxiety (including worry and nervousness)
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and combat related stress disorder
  • Emotional problems, such as managing anger, and relationship problems
  • Confused thinking, memory problems, and troublesome thoughts or ideas
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

Psychology

If you’re struggling with a mental health problem—or just need to talk with someone—we can help. We offer treatment and support such as therapy, alternative treatments and medications when needed.

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Our psychology teams offer consultation, evaluation and treatment for Veterans dealing with:

  • Depression (including sadness and grief) and/or anxiety (including worry and nervousness)
  • Substance use disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and combat related stress disorder
  • Behavioral problems, including anger management, and relationship difficulties
  • Confused thinking, attention and memory problems, and troublesome thoughts or ideas

Pulmonary medicine

Common conditions: tuberculosis, respiratory conditions, sleep apnea, sleep problems

Our pulmonary medicine team treats diseases and conditions that affect the lungs and breathing, including asthma, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute respiratory distress syndrome and sleep apnea.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

If you find it difficult to breathe or sleep, our pulmonary (lung) specialists can help. We offer consultation, testing, education, and treatments to include:

  • Tests to measure your lung function, lung volume, and blood gas
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation to build your strength and increase lung capacity
  • Diagnostic pulmonary procedures
  • Pulmonary disease monitoring and management
  • Consultative hospital and critical care services
  • Oxygen services

Radiology

We use imaging to help screen for, diagnose, and treat illness and injury. We provide X-rays and other imaging technologies.

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

We offer radiology and imaging services to diagnose and treat many medical conditions. Our services include:

  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound (available at Togus, Bangor and Lewiston) 
  • Computer tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology (IR)

At Community Based Outpatient Clinics only x-ray and ultrasound are offered. 

Recreation and creative arts therapy

We offer a wide range of activities (arts and crafts, games, sports, exercise) that we can adapt to your needs.

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” -Thomas Merton.

INSPIRE. CREATE. ELEVATE. CONNECT. EMPOWER. GROW. EXPRESS. DESIGN. IMAGINE. DISCOVER.

Available with Recreation Therapy:
*Creative Writing
*Expressive Arts
*Photography
*Materials
*National Veterans Creative Arts Festival
*Goal Development

Why should you consider getting involved?
Recreation Therapy is a Clinical Service offered with the purpose to improve an individual’s functioning. Recreation therapists help Veterans develop physical, social, cognitive, leisure, mental health, and community goals.

These tools and methods can impact and boost your lifestyle, promoting a sense of value, purpose and meaning.

*WANT MORE INFORMATION? *HAVE QUESTIONS? *READY TO GET STARTED?

REQUEST A RECREATION THERAPY CONSULT BE PLACED BY YOUR VA PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER

 

Danielle M. Marchand, CTRS
Recreation Therapist
1 VA Ctr
Augusta ME 04330
Work Cell:
danielle.marchand@va.gov

Elizabeth Marrone, CTRS
Recreation Therapist
1 VA Ctr
Augusta ME 04330

elizabeth.marrone@va.gov

Rehabilitation and extended care

We provide medical care and rehabilitation services to Veterans in our Community Living Center and in their homes. Services include home-based primary care, medical foster home support, and hospice and palliative care.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

We provide long-term care to help you and your family when you’re dealing with a disability, chronic (long-lasting) illness, terminal illness, or serious health issues related to aging. Our long-term health care services include:

  • 24/7 nursing and medical care
  • Physical therapy
  • Help with daily tasks like bathing, dressing, making meals, and taking medicine
  • Pain management and palliative care to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for people with serious illnesses
  • Hospice care to provide comfort and compassionate care for people in the last phases of an incurable illness
  • To learn more about the different types of extended care that VA provides, see our guide to long-term services and support.

Learn more about VA long-term care

Returning service member care

If you’re returning from military service, we can help you readjust to civilian life and get started with VA health care. We can also help connect you with programs like mental health services and education and career counseling.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

We can help you readjust to civilian life if you’re returning from military service, on active duty, or an activated National Guard or Reserve member. Talk to one of our care coordinators about how to best use your health care benefits.

  • Polytrauma care (if you have multiple traumatic injuries)
  • Counseling and rehabilitation
  • Mental and behavioral health services
  • Family benefits counseling and assistance
  • Referral assistance

Learn more and connect with a coordinator

Rheumatology

Common conditions: arthritis, Crohn's disease, gout, lupus
Our team cares for and treats Veterans with joint and autoimmune conditions.

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Our doctors treat inflammation, stiffness, or pain in your muscles, joints, and tendons. Common rheumatic illnesses include:

  • Juvenile idiopathic and infectious arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus, gout, and scleroderma

Smoking and tobacco cessation

If you are trying to quit smoking or want to stop using tobacco, we can help you with support, resources and programs.

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

You can quit smoking or chewing tobacco. Our goal is to provide support and strategies to add to optional nicotine replacement therapy prescribed by your primary care doctor. These include:

  • FDA-approved medications to manage nicotine withdrawal and the urge to smoke.
  • Counseling available in group or one-on one using Quitline.

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.

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

The mission of VA Social Workers is to assist Veterans, their families and caregivers in resolving Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) challenges to health and well-being. Social Work is woven into the fabric of VA health care, providing clinical interventions and services across the VA continuum of care.

Please contact your primary care provider or primary care RN to request a referral to a primary care social worker.

Spinal cord injuries and disorders

If you have a spinal cord injury or disorder, our specialists provide coordinated care throughout your life. We work to help you achieve your goals for independence, productivity and quality of life.

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Since World War II, lifelong care for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders (SCI/D) has been recognized as a foundational service in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) not available elsewhere in the United States. The mission of VHA Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders System of Care is to support, promote, and maintain the health, independence, quality of life, and productivity of Veterans throughout their lives. 

Coordinated and integrated primary and specialty services are delivered through a hub and spokes system of care and are built upon interdisciplinary, comprehensive services provided at Spinal Cord Injury Centers and Spoke Clinics. VA Maine Health Care System is a Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders Spoke clinic with VA Boston as its hub SCI Center.  SCI Centers may provide acute/sustaining and/or inpatient long term or rehabilitative care. 

VA Maine SCI Clinic in Augusta, Maine is situated geographically closer to Veterans to also provide integrated Primary Care and Specialty Care services and outpatient rehabilitation, which aims to enhance and restore functional abilities, lessen disability, prevent secondary complications, and maximize quality of life to Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries/Disorders. That means our advance practice provider can provide your primary care services while you also receive your specialty care needs met in one clinic.

Our Clinic also includes care for Veterans with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the motor neurons in the spinal cord, brainstem, and motor cortex resulting in weakness, atrophy, and corticospinal tract damage in varying combination that typically results in death from respiratory failure within three to five years from onset of symptoms. 

MS is an inflammatory, degenerative disease of the central nervous system and the most common progressive neurological disorder of young adults. MS may involve the spinal cord and result in spinal cord dysfunction.

VA Maine has developed a comprehensive interdisciplinary team to provide your care. The members of the team have specialized knowledge of your injury or disease.  Our goal is to provide excellent clinical care and help our Veterans achieve the best possible level of functioning, health, and quality of life. Our team will attempt to minimize the number of visits while maximizing quality of care by providing access to several providers in one place - at one time.  

The interdisciplinary team is comprised of SCI/D professionals from various disciplines that work together to provide the support and resources necessary for Veterans with SCI/D to initially obtain and then maintain independence and good health as your partner throughout your journey. This team carefully evaluates each Veteran to develop an individually tailored comprehensive treatment plan.  

Services offered at our SCI/D clinic include all primary health and specialty care services, plus:

  • Comprehensive medical and physical examination, including a thorough neurological exam
  • Health maintenance and disease prevention. This might include vaccinations, blood pressure monitoring, blood glucose monitoring, lipid monitoring, and lab and diagnostic tests
  • An assessment for functional changes and equipment replacement needs
  • An assessment of any psychological, social, or vocational needs
  • Assistive technology and referrals to wheel chair clinic
  • Care coordination and homecare
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech Language Pathology

     

Your team consists of Physiatrist, Advanced Practice SCI Primary Care Provider (NP/PA), Nurse Care Manager, Clinical Social Worker, Registered Dietician, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, and a Certified Nursing Assistant.

We work collaboratively with other Veterans Health and Benefits  departments here at VA Maine HCS to make sure all your needs are met. 

If you have questions about your eligibility for SCI/D care, you can contact your Primary Care Provider to request a referral or call your VA Maine Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders Program Coordinator at .

Suicide prevention

Call our Veterans Crisis Line at 988 and press 1 for free, private help anytime 24/7. Our local suicide prevention coordinators can also connect you with ongoing counseling and services.

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A referral is not required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Veterans Crises Line

Maine Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

We work with behavioral health providers and community organizations to help you and your family during times of crisis. We offer:

  • Suicide prevention care coordinators
  • Suicide prevention case managers
  • Gun safety locks

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Surgery

If you are having surgery, we make sure that your procedure and follow-up care are safe and high-quality.

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Services include:

Dermatology, Ears-Nose-Throat, General Surgery, Gynecology, Ophthalmology/Optometry (Eye), Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Podiatry/Wound Care, Urology, Vascular, Operating Room/Same Day Surgery

*Not all services are offered at all VA Maine facilities. Please talk to your provider for more information.

Toxic exposure screening

Common conditions: War-related exposure, open burn pit exposure, airborne hazards exposure, Gulf War-related exposure, Gulf War Illness, Agent Orange exposure, radiation exposure, Camp Lejeune contaminated water exposure
We provide a quick screening to identify toxins you may have come in contact with during your military service. The screening takes 5 to 10 minutes. During the screening, we’ll ask you questions and document your responses in your medical record. Your answers will inform your VA health care team of any possible exposures. We’ll also connect you to more resources if you have any concerns.

Appointments

Main Phone

Main Phone

TOXIC EXPOSURES

While toxic exposure is defined by law, generally there are several types of possible exposures or hazards Veterans may have experienced during their military service. Some common examples appear below.

» Open Burn Pits/Airborne Hazards: Contaminants or substances in the air including smoke and fumes from open burn pits and fine particulate matter.

» Gulf War related exposures: Veterans may have been exposed to a variety of environmental hazards including pesticides and oil well fires.

» Agent Orange: An herbicide used to thin-out thick foliage commonly found in jungles and fields.

» Radiation: Exposure from sources such as nuclear weapons.

» Camp Lejeune contaminated water exposure: Between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, Veterans and their families may have been exposed to contaminated drinking water.

» Other exposures: There are other potential toxic exposures that may occur during military service.

MANAGE YOUR HEALTH

Proactively developing a long-term health care plan with your care team can help detect conditions early and treat or lessen the effect of complications resulting from exposure(s).

TALK WITH A VA PROVIDER:

» Call 1-800-MyVA411 then press 8, or a local VA clinical care team

» Send a secure message to your clinical care team through your patient portal:

My HealtheVet at: www.myhealth.va.gov or My VA Health at: patientportal.myhealth.va.gov

» Discuss exposure concerns at your next VA appointment

ENROLL IN VA CARE:

» Online www.va.gov/health-care/apply/application/introduction

» Call 877-222-VETS (8387)

» Visit your nearest VA medical center and enroll in person: www.va.gov/find-locations

REGISTRY HEALTH EXAMS

Registry health exams are no-cost voluntary environmental exposure medical exams. VA has several health registries– these include: Agent Orange, Airborne Hazard and Open Burn Pit, Gulf War (includes Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn), Ionizing Radiation, Depleted Uranium Follow-Up Program, Embedded Fragment Surveillance Center.

» You may be eligible to participate in one or more of these health registries. Note: The registry evaluation is not a compensation exam or required for other VA benefits.

» Registries can alert you to possible health problems related to your military service and help VA better understand and respond to these health problems more effectively.

SCHEDULE A REGISTRY EXAM WITH YOUR LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH COORDINATOR

» Online www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/coordinators.asp

» Call 1-800-MyVA411, then press 8

» Visit your local VA Medical Center

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

» Visit www.va.gov/PACT or call 1-800-MyVA411, then press 8

» Information on military environmental exposures: www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/index.asp

» Exposure benefits information: www.va.gov/disability/eligibility

» Download the free VA Exposure Ed mobile app: mobile.va.gov/app/exposure-ed

VA PRESUMPTIVE CONDITIONS

Veterans may be eligible for disability benefits and/or compensation if they have a health condition that results in disability and was connected to their military service. For many health conditions, you need to prove that your service caused your condition. For some conditions, we automatically assume (or “presume”) that your service caused your condition. We call these “presumptive conditions.” We consider a condition presumptive when it’s established by law or regulation. If you have a presumptive condition, you do not need to prove that your service caused the condition. You only need to meet the service requirements for the presumption.

BENEFITS

» Veterans with presumptive diseases may be eligible for benefits such as disability compensation

» Surviving spouses, dependent children and/or parents of deceased Veterans may be eligible for benefits such as dependency and indemnity compensation and accrued benefits

» Veterans who had claims that were previously denied can file supplemental claims

» To File a Claim for Benefits

• Submit online: www.va.gov/disability/how-to-file-claim

• Access VA benefits: www.ebenefits.va.gov

• Call VA Benefits hotline: for help filing a claim

• Locate a local Veteran Service Officer www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.asp

How can Veterans apply for service compensation?

• Call the VA benefits assistance center schedule an appointment to meet with a benefits counselor:

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Call the Togus Regional Benefits Office

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o Appointments can be made at the Togus Regional office located at 1 VA Center, Augusta

ME 04330

Applications can be done online or via paper

o To apply directly online using a MHV or ID.me account visit:

https://www.va.gov/disability/how-to-file-claim/

o Or VA Form 21-526EZ can be printed and mailed to:

Department of Veterans Affairs

Claims Intake Center

PO Box 4444

Janesville, WI 5354

Tips:

• Speak with someone at the VBA first before submitting your application, as the form can be

confusing and wording you use is important

• Veteran Service Officers (VSOs) can also help with submitting claims and assisting with self[1]advocacy, see contact information below

  • Veterans Benefits Administration Togus Regional Office Building 248 Office Phone:
  • Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services Building 248 Room 110 Veteran Service Officer Phone:
  • Disabled American Veterans Building 248, Room 114 Veteran Services Officer Phone:
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America Building 248, Room 112 Veterans Service Officer Phone:
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Building 248, Rm 117 Veterans Service Officer Phone:
  • American Legion Building 205 Room 318 Veteran Services Officer Office Phone:

 

More information on the PACT Act can be found here: VA Maine PACT Act Resources

Travel reimbursement

If you have to travel far for care, we may be able to reimburse (repay) you for travel expenses. We can also help arrange transportation for getting to and from your VA appointment.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed
  • Beneficiary Travel (BT) provides access to care through travel reimbursement to eligible Veterans and payment for some transportation services on behalf of certain eligible Veterans.

    Travel reimbursement staff are located at Togus, but Veterans can submit their paper claim at Togus or the CBOCs.

 

Vascular surgery

Common conditions: vascular conditions, varicose veins

Our expert team diagnoses and treats diseases and conditions that affect arteries, veins and blood circulation.

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Provides consultation surgical care for patients with Carotid Artery Disease, Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease, Aneurysm Disease, Reno Vascular Disease, and Visceral Artery Disease.  A Vascular Lab is also available for studies in the care of such disease.

Whole health

Whole health puts you at the center of care, rather than your illnesses or conditions. We work with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

Whole Health is VA's approach to patient-centered, proactive, whole-person care. It combines conventional clinical care with complementary and integrative approaches, community support, and skill building for self-care to help people take charge of their health and live life to the fullest. Evidence shows that Whole Health improves health outcomes and clinician satisfaction.

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.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is required

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.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

VA Maine Healthcare System supports the health, welfare, and dignity of female Veterans and their families by ensuring equal access to timely, sensitive, and quality care. Our local facility offers a variety of services, including: 

  • Women’s gender-specific health-screening and disease prevention at all sites of care.
  • All Breast Health Care Services (Screening, Diagnostic and Treatments) is done locally, closer to the Veteran, through Community Care with authorization and coordination with their Primary Care Pact Team.
  • Routine Gynecological Care may be done on site or may be done through Community Care with authorization and coordination with the Veterans Primary Care Pact Team.
  • Reproductive Health Services may be done on site or through Community Care with authorization and coordination with the Veterans Primary Care Pact Team.
  • Pregnancy, Delivery services, Newborn Care is all done locally, through Community Care with authorization and coordination with their Primary Care Pact Team.
  • Genetic Counseling concerning inheritance of genetically determined diseases (through e-consult, video consults).
  • Mental Health Service/Therapy- for Gender Sensitive Conditions/Issues.
  • Prosthetic Packages designed for our Women Veterans-Lactation Package, and  Breast Cancer Prosthetic Supplies.
  • Whole Health Education Programs .

Contact VA Maine’s Women Veterans Program Manager at   ext. 4017 for more information regarding available services or information regarding your healthcare benefits.

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