Appointments - John J. Pershing VA Medical Center
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John J. Pershing VA Medical Center



Schedule a VA Appointment

There are many ways for Veterans to make health care appointments.

  • If you don’t have VA health care benefits, you can apply now. Apply for VA health care.
  • If you’re having a medical emergency, please call 911 or call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, then press 1.

Schedule an Appointment

By Phone

Follow the instructions on this page on how to make an appointment by phone at this facility.


VA now offers online appointment scheduling for some appointments. We hope to expand the number of VA facilities and types of appointments in the future.

If you have VA health care benefits, you can schedule your VA primary care appointments online if you:

With your online account, you’ll also be able to:

  • Track the status of requests
  • Send messages about requested appointments
  • Get notifications about appointments
  • Cancel appointments
Schedule a VA appointment online.

Upgrade your Existing Accounts

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



Primary Care Clinic (573) 686-4151
Specialty Clinic (573) 686-4151
Mental Health (573) 686-4151
Eye Clinic (573) 686-4151
Lab/Xray (573) 686-4151

CBOC Facilities

Cape Girardeau Mo. (573) 686-4151
Farmington Mo. (573) 686-4151
Paragould Ar. (573) 686-4151
Pocahontas Ar. (573) 686-4151
Sikeston Mo. (573) 686-4151
West Plains Mo. (573) 686-4151

Information to Help You Decide about Where to Receive Your Care

VA has a regularly updated Access to Care website that provides useful information that can help you to decide the best VA location for you to receive your care. Before making an appointment, you can find out the following information for a VA location:

  • Wait times for primary care, mental health, and some of the commonest specialties
  • If same day services are available in primary care and mental health
  • If Telehealth is available in primary care and mental health
  • If it has an emergency room
  • Facility contact information
  • Veteran satisfaction scores
  • Quality information comparing each VA and local area non-VA healthcare facilities

VA is committed to give Veterans the access to care they need, when they need it. When you’re planning your care at VA, you can rely on us to give you the information you need to make informed health care decisions.