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John J. Pershing VA Medical Center



Local Patient Access Data

Regularly updated patient access data is available for all VA Medical Centers and Community-Based Outpatient Clinics including average wait times, number of patients waiting for a scheduled appointment and number of patients that cannot be scheduled for an appointment in 90 days or less. To view this data, go to

At VAMC Poplar Bluff, we have established a number of procedures to assist you in getting an appointment without a long delay. Our goals are simple —

  • you should be able to see your primary care provider within 30 days
  • you should have faster access to speciality care

If you have received a letter stating that you need to call for an appointment, please call the Medical Center at (573) 778-4601 (or 1-888-557-8262) extension 54601.

For a Listing of Your Current Appointments:

Sign into with your upgraded My HealtheVet account


Call our Call Center at 573-778-4601 or 1-888-557-8262 extension 54601

Changing Your Appointment

If you cannot keep an existing appointment, please contact us as soon as you are aware you cannot make your appointment. This will allow us to reschedule you sooner as well as schedule one of your fellow veterans for the original appointment date and time.

Send a Secure Message to your clinic using your upgraded My HealtheVet account


Call your clinic directly (see our Clinic Phone Directory below)


Call (573) 778-4601 (or 1-888-557-8262) extension 54601 to reschedule.

Clinic Phone Directory



Susie Owens RNP (573) 778-4159
Sally Montgomery RNP (573) 778-4138
Ginger Potts (573) 778-4155
Melissa Keith (573) 778-4155
Dr. Ward (573) 778-4442
Dr. Haq (573) 778-4440
Dr. Haiderzad (573) 778-4441
Specialty Clinic (573) 778-4659
Mental Health (573) 778-4603
Eye Clinic (573) 778-4303
Lab/Xray (573) 778-4786

CBOC Facilities

Cape Girardeau Mo. (573) 339-0909
Farmington Mo. (573) 760-1365
Paragould Ar. (870) 236-9756
Pocahontas Ar. (870) 248-0571
Sikeston Mo. (573) 472-2139
West Plains Mo. (417) 257-2454