Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center

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2002 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
1 (713) 791-1414

About

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center serves as the primary health care provider for almost 130,000 veterans in southeast Texas. Veterans from around the country are referred to the MEDVAMC for specialized diagnostic care, radiation therapy, surgery, and medical treatment including cardiovascular surgery, gastrointestinal endoscopy, nuclear medicine, ophthalmology, and treatment of spinal cord injury and diseases.

The MEDVAMC is home to a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic; Network Polytrauma Center; an award-winning Cardiac and General Surgery Program; Liver Transplant Center; VA Epilepsy and Cancer Centers of Excellence; VA Substance Abuse Disorder Quality Enhancement Research Initiative; Health Services Research & Development Center of Innovation; VA Rehabilitation Research of Excellence focusing on mild to moderate traumatic brain injury; Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center; and one of the VA’s six Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Centers. In late 2012, the MEDVAMC received official designation as a Kidney Transplant Center. Including the outpatient clinics in Beaumont, Conroe, Galveston, Houston, Katy, Lake Jackson, Lufkin, Richmond,Texas City, and Tomball, MEDVAMC outpatient clinics log more than a million outpatient visits annually.


Quick Reference

Frequently Called Numbers
Appointments: (713) 794-8985 or (800) 639-5137
VAMC Toll Free: (800) 553-2278
Patient Advocate: (713) 794-7884
Eligibility and Enrollment: (713) 794-7288 or (713) 791-1414
Pharmacy: (713) 794-8985

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


Medical Care

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.

Home TRICARE:
https://www.tricare.mil

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.

New to TRICARE:
https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/New

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

TRICARE Online:
https://www.tricareonline.com/

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

TRICARE For Life:
https://www.tricare.mil/tfl
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:
https://www.tricare.mil/pharmacy

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:
https://www.tricare.mil/bcacdcao/

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:
https://www.tricare.mil/deers

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
Network Telecare and Appointment Center Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-8985
Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (409) 981-8550
Billing Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (866) 802-6381
Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veteran's Affairs In house Treatment Initiative Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7288
Canteen Cafeteria Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7133
Canteen Main Vending Room Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7133
Charles Wilson VA Outpatient Clinic Lufkin Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (936) 671-4300
Coaching Into Care Family / Friends Mental Health Hotline Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (888) 823-7458
Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (936) 522-4000
Eligibility and Enrollment Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7288
Fisher House Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-8095
Former Prisoner of War Advocate, Dr. Wright Williams Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7629
Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (409) 761-3200
Houston National Cemetery Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (281) 447-8686
Regional Office Main Number Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 383-1999
Human Resources Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7458
Katy VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (281) 578-4600
Lake Jackson VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (979) 230-4852
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Program Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 440-4460
Main Number Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 791-1414
Nuclear Medicine Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7077
Nurse Recruiter Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7473
Patient Advocate Houston Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7884
Patient Location Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 791-1414
Pharmacy Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-8985
Public Affairs Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7349
Release of Information (Request Medical Records) Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7776
Research Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-8601
Spinal Cord Injury Center Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7128
Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7493
VA Police Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7106
Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation Program Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7532
Voluntary Service Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 794-7135
Appointments Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (800) 639-5137
Eligibility and Enrollment Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (713) 791-1414
Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (409) 981-8550
Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (800) 833-7734
Charles Wilson VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (936) 671-4300
Charles Wilson VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (800) 209-3120
Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (936) 522-4000
Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (800) 553-2278
Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (409) 761-3200
Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (800) 553-2278
Katy VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (281) 578-4600
Lake Jackson VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (979) 230-4852
Richmond VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (832) 595-7700
Richmond VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (800) 553-2278
Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (409) 986-2900
Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (800) 553-2278
Tomball VA Outpatient Clinic Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 1 (281) 516-1505