Visitor Information - John J. Pershing VA Medical Center
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John J. Pershing VA Medical Center


Visitor Information


VAMC Poplar Bluff serves Veterans from a 28-county area in southeastern Missouri and northeast Arkansas. In addition to our main medical center in Poplar Bluff, we offer a number of services to our patients in seven community-based outpatient clinics in Farmington, Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, West Plains and Salem, Missouri, and Paragould and Pocahontas, Arkansas.

Waiting Areas

For your convenience and safety, we have special waiting areas throughout the facility. You may also want to review our Visiting Hours and Policies.


Our police officers provide 24-hour patrols of the facilities and parking lots.  For general assistance, please dial 573-778-4210 (or extension 5-4210.)   Police operations is located in Room 1171 on the first floor.  Please report all suspicious or criminal activity, vehicle accidents, and personal property losses on facility grounds to VA Police as soon as possible.

Because the VA medical center is federal property, all persons and bags are subject to search.  In addition, no weapons, alcohol or illegal drugs are permitted.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is located in the Operators' Booth on the first floor of the medical center. You may also contact them at 573-686-4151 ext. 0.


A nondenominational chapel is located on the second floor of the hospital. A Protestant worship service is held weekly on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Please contact Chaplain Service at extension 573-778-4223 for additional information or to speak with our chaplains.