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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 Tennessee Valley Healthcare System 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 Tennessee Valley health care

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

If you're not registered at VA Tennessee Valley health care
Register for care here

Primary care appointments

We offer primary care services at all 21 VA Tennessee Valley health care facilities. You can make a primary care appointment online or by phone.

Make an appointment online

Make an appointment by phone

Our primary care call center is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call us at:

Toll free: 1-
Direct: 615-225-3600

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.

How do I talk to someone right now?

Find out how to get support anytime, day or night.

For mental health care appointments

Our behavioral health call center is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT.

Phone: 615-873-7450 or 615-225-3720

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 Nashville VA Medical Center

Nashville Annex Building
Outpatient Behavioral Clinic
Map of Nashville VA Medical Center campus
Phone: 615-873-7450 or 615-225-3720
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT

Specialty care appointments

If you already have a primary care provider at VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS), you can make a direct appointment for the specialty services offered at each location.

For specialty care services not offered at one of our locations, please contact your primary care provider for a referral.

Preparing for your 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.

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 Tennessee Valley 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.

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

  • For appointments at Tennessee Valley: 615-225-3600
  • For mental health (behavioral health) appointments: 615-873-7450 or 615-225-3720
  • 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.

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 any of our outpatient clinic: Call the clinic where you scheduled the appointment.