You can now get same-day care at the VA for urgent and mental health care

Kaylah Jackson
January 16, 2018 - 2:08 pm

Today, the VA  announced that all of its facilities across the country now offer same-day services for urgent primary and mental health-care needs.

Same-day services may include:

  • Face-to-face visits with a clinician
  • Advice provided during a call with a nurse
  • Telehealth or video care visit
  • An appointment made with a specialist
  • Same-day prescriptions

“We made a commitment to our nation’s veterans that we would work to reduce wait times and improve access, and we are doing it,” said VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “We were able to meet this goal, in large part, because of the concerted focus of our staff who care for our Veterans in facilities across the country.”

To view access information about each facility nationwide, visit the access to care website  The information provided at this link is not offered by any major national hospital organization in the country.