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Make an appointment

Find out how to make, cancel, or reschedule a primary care, mental health, or specialty care appointment at a VA St. Louis health care facility.

Before you make an appointment

You can make an appointment with us if both of the below are true for you. 

  • You're enrolled in VA health care, and
  • You're registered as a patient at VA St. Louis health care

If you're not yet enrolled in VA health care 
Apply for VA health care

If you're not registered at VA St. Louis health care
Register for care here

Primary care appointments

We offer primary care services at all 10 VA St. Louis health care facilities. You can make a primary care appointment online or by phone.

Make an appointment online

Make an appointment by phone

Medical center recall/scheduling center:

Toll free: 314-289-7600
Direct: 800-228-5459, ext. 57600

Mental health care appointments

If you're struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, anger, or other issues, we can help. We offer mental health (also called behavioral health) counseling, psychiatric care, and treatment for problems with alcohol and other substances.

For mental health care appointments

  • John Cochran Veterans Hospital: 314-652-4100, ext. 53110
  • St. Louis VA Medical Center-Jefferson Barracks

For drug or alcohol evaluation and treatment appointments

  • John Cochran Veterans Hospital: 314-652-4100, ext. 53110
  • St. Louis VA Medical Center-Jefferson Barracks

For walk-in mental health care

If you need help right away, or if you have a referral from another VA provider, one of our counselors will see you the same day. Same-day mental health and psychiatric help is available for both new and established patients.

Available at John Cochran Veterans Hospital

Mental Health Clinic JC 
John Cochran Building 1
Map of John Cochran campus
Phone: 314-652-4100, ext. 53110
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT

Available at St. Louis VA Medical Center-Jefferson Barracks

Mental Health Clinics East JB
Jefferson Barracks Building 1
Map of Jefferson Barracks campus
Phone: 314-652-4100, ext. 65090
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT

Mental Health Clinics West JB
Jefferson Barracks Building 1
Map of Jefferson Barracks campus
Phone: 314-652-4100, ext. 65766
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT

Mental Health Clinic Senior Vet JB
Jefferson Barracks Building 1
Map of Jefferson Barracks campus
Phone: 314-894-6552
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT

For walk-in drug or alcohol evaluation and treatment

  • John Cochran Veterans Hospital: 314-652-4100, ext. 53110
  • St. Louis VA Medical Center-Jefferson Barracks

Available at John Cochran Veterans Hospital

Mental Health Clinic JC 
John Cochran Building 1
Map of John Cochran campus
Phone: 314-652-4100, ext. 53110
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT

Available at St. Louis VA Medical Center-Jefferson Barracks

Mental Health Clinics East JB
Jefferson Barracks Building 1
Map of Jefferson Barracks campus
Phone: 314-652-4100, ext. 65090
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT

Mental Health Clinics West JB
Jefferson Barracks Building 1
Map of Jefferson Barracks campus
Phone: 314-652-4100, ext. 65766
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT

Mental Health Clinic Senior Vet JB
Jefferson Barracks Building 1
Map of Jefferson Barracks campus
Phone: 314-894-6552
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT

Specialty care appointments

If you already have a primary care provider at VA St. Louis health care, you can make a direct appointment for the specialty services listed here. You don't need to get a referral or see your primary care provider first.

For specialty care services not listed here, please contact your primary care provider for a referral.

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Preparing for your appointment

What should I bring to my appointment?

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your Veteran Health ID Card (VHIC). If this is your first appointment, we can help you get your picture taken for your card.
  • Cards for any other types of health coverage you may have (like Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, or private insurance plan).
  • Your appointment confirmation letter.
  • List of your current medications including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and any herbal supplements.

Can I get a reminder before my appointment?

Yes, we’ll send you a reminder by phone about your appointment date, time, and location. If you have more than one appointment on the same day, you'll get a phone call for each appointment.

If you want to get reminders by text message

You'll need to sign up to opt in to this service. Visit the  patient registration office at our St. Louis location. This service is free, but standard messaging rates from your mobile service provider may apply.

Once you sign up to receive text message reminders, you’ll no longer receive reminders by phone call.

If you have more than one appointment on the same day, you'll get one text reminder for all appointments. You can't cancel or reschedule appointments using our text message reminder service.

How do I cancel or reschedule my appointment?

Please call the clinic where your appointment is scheduled, so we can give the appointment time to another Veteran.

  • For appointments at St. Louis: 314-289-7600 or 800-228-5459, ext. 57600
  • For mental health (behavioral health) appointments:
    • John Cochran Veterans Hospital: 314-652-4100, ext. 53110
    • St. Louis VA Medical Center-Jefferson Barracks:
  • For appointments at any of our outpatient clinics: Call the clinic where you scheduled the appointment. 

If you miss your appointment without letting the clinic know ahead of time, we'll consider you a "no show" and you'll need to reschedule your appointment.

You can also cancel some appointments online.

What if I'm going to be late for my appointment?

Please call us as soon as you can. If you arrive more than 20 minutes late without calling ahead of time, we may have to reschedule your appointment. 

  • For appointments at St. Louis: 314-289-7600 or 800-228-5459, ext. 57600
  • For mental health (behavioral health) appointments:
    • John Cochran Veterans Hospital: 314-652-4100, ext. 53110
    • St. Louis VA Medical Center-Jefferson Barracks:
  • For appointments at any of our outpatient clinic: Call the clinic where you scheduled the appointment. 
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