Erie VA Medical Center

135 East 38th Street Boulevard
Erie, PA 16504
1 (814) 868-8661


On behalf of the Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) staff, welcome to our medical center and thank you for your service!

As World War II was ending, the country’s commitment to war Veterans became even stronger. In 1951, the Erie community received a brand new medical center solely for the care of Veterans. Today, Erie VAMC is recognized as a top-performing medical center in the delivery of high-quality health care. We have the honor and privilege to serve more than 23,000 Veterans in a nine-county area within northwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and southwestern New York.

It is my firm belief that Erie VAMC belongs to the Veterans, and let me assure you, it will stay that way. We are fully committed to empowering Veterans as we actively seek out patient feedback to improve our services.

We are all here for the Veterans and I will do everything I can to support out staff in enhancing access and care for you. My focus as director is to align our actions on five key priorities: 1) providing timely access to care, 2) enhancing employee engagement, 3) building a high performance network, 4) creating and sharing best practices within VA, and 5) building trust in VA care by putting Veterans first in all we do. Those are the core values that you can expect from your Erie VA Medical Center.

I am extremely honored to have an opportunity to contribute to Erie VAMC’s long and proud legacy of caring for Veterans. We have exceptional staff, volunteers, Veterans, and community partners committed to one shared goal: to build upon excellence and improve care for Veterans. And for that, I thank you!

Again, it is an privilege to welcome you to our medical center! We are honored to be your VA.

Medical Care

Tricare Numbers
Nurse Advice Hotline TRICARE: (800) 874-2273 Opt 1
Primary Care Appointments: (800) 600-9332
TRICARE for Life: (866) 773-0404

Tricare partners with United Healthcare Military & Veterans as its regional contractor in the Western United States to provide health care services and support to beneficiaries.


Tricare Home Page allows access to Enroll in or Purchase a Plan, File or Check a Claim, View Referrals, Find a Health Care Provider, Change Your Primary Care Manager, Compare Plans, Manage Prescriptions and much more.

Nurse Advice Line TRICARE: (800) 874-2273 Opt 1.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S., except those enrolled in US Family Health Plan. You can call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7, at no cost to you, to talk to a registered nurse who can: Answer your urgent care questions.


Learn more about TRICARE- Watch an overview video & take free public TRICARE courses online.


You can make Primary Care appointments, check lab results and even order your pharmacy refills using TOL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: (800) 600-9332

Contact- (866) 773-0404

TRICARE for Life is your Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A and B. TRICARE for Life beneficiaries can receive care at military hospitals and clinics, ​but only on a space-available basis.

TRICARE Pharmacy Program:

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them, in a safe, easy, and affordable way.

Customer Service Community Directory:

The directory helps you connect with a Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC), Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO), or other member of the customer service community. If you have questions or issues specific to a single clinic or hospital, contact someone listed for that facility.

You may contact any customer service community representative for general TRICARE issues.

Must be registered in the DEERS program to be eligible for TRICARE
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System:

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

NameLevel NamePhone
Audiology Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2323
Behavioral Health Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2038
Beneficiary Travel Reimbursement Request Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2973
Caregiver Program Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2657
Chaplain Services Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2539
Community Living Center (Unit 4) Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2332
Compensation & Pension Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2526
Dental Clinic Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2103
Erie Vet Center Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 453-7955
Health Promotion Disease Prevention Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2695
Homeless Care Team Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2038
Hospice and Palliative Care (Unit 5) Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2480
Library Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2442
New Patient Orientation Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 868-8661 ext: 2
Nutrition Clinic Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2554
OEF/OIF/OND Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2965
Orthopedics Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2364
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2176
Pharmacy Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 868-6284
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2569
Primary Care (PACT) Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 868-8661
Prosthetics & Sensory Aids Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2375
Radiology/Imaging (X-Ray) Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2506
Residency Program - Optometry Department Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2789
Respiratory Therapy Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2343
Suicide Prevention Coordinators Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2038
Urgent Care Center Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 868-8661
Veterans Crisis Line Erie VA Medical Center 1 (800) 273-8255
Women Veterans Program Erie VA Medical Center 1 (814) 860-2907