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Dedicated to Breast Health

Dr. Julia Terhune has joined the clinical team at the VA Maryland Health Care System as a dedicated breast surgeon.

Dr. Julia Terhune

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Update

On August 31, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters that protect both against the original virus strain and the Omicron variant. The updated boosters will be delivered to VHA facilities as early as next week.

COVID Booster

VA's Response to Monkeypox - What Veterans Need to Know

On May 7, 2022, the world was alerted to a confirmed case of monkeypox in the United Kingdom. Since then, the virus has spread to many countries including the United States, and the World Health Organization has declared it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Monkeypox virus test vials marked positive

Veterans to Share Creative Talents at Maryland State Fair

The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) Veterans Creative Arts Showcase will take place this year at the Maryland State Fair on Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Flyer with Veterans Creative Arts Showcase details and schedule

VA Claims Clinic and Health & Resource Fair

A Veterans VA Claims Clinic and Health & Resource Fair is being held on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

VA Claims Clinic and Health & Resource Fair

Coming Soon! Mobile Appointment Check-in

Your overall satisfaction with a health care visit starts with patient check-in. VA understands the importance of this moment and will soon offer you an opportunity to check-in for appointments using your smartphone.

Mobile Appointment Check-in

Veterans Crisis Line

Your life is worth it. Keep fighting and never give up. Every day, responders at the Veterans Crisis Line help people going through a crisis. Call the new number—Dial 988 then Press 1—to reach qualified, caring responders who are ready to listen.

Veteran Crisis Line

Annual VA Maryland Health Care System Creative Arts Competition Now Accepting Entries!

Each year across the nation, VA partners with the American Legion Auxiliary to host a creative arts competition and festival that showcases and celebrates the value of the creative arts and creative arts therapy in the health, wellness and rehabilitation of our nation’s Veterans.

Creative Arts Festival

Walk-In COVID-19 Booster Shot Clinic

The VA Maryland Health Care System, in partnership with the Maryland National Guard, is holding a Walk-In COVID-19 Booster Shot Clinic at the Baltimore VA Medical Center at 10 North Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Walk-In COVID-19 Booster Shot Clinic

The Compassionate Contact Core Creates Real Buddies

When the pandemic forced volunteer Cassandra Compton Kapoor to refrain from her usual volunteer activities in the Emergency Room at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, she signed up to participate in the Compassionate Contact Corps Program.

Compassionate Corps