Appointments - Boise VA Medical Center
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Boise 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 Boise VAMC we have established a system to assist you in getting an appointment without a long delay. Our goal is simple: easy access to care.

If you have received a letter stating that you need to make an appointment, please call the Medical Center at 208-422-1000, or toll free at 866-437-5093 and follow the prompts.

Changing Your Appointment

Please contact us as soon as possible if 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.

Who to Call
To make an appointment with a particular clinic or service, call the listed phone number provided below.


Boise, Idaho VAMC

Toll Free

(866) 437-5093

Main Switch Board

(208) 422-1000


(208) 422-1109

Dental Clinic

(208) 422-1389

Eye Clinic

(208) 422-1072

Patient Advocate

(208) 422-1034

OIF/OEF Contact

(208) 422-1016

Physical Therapy

(208) 422-1368

Specialty Clinic

(208) 422-1226

Business & Eligibility

(208) 422-1000 ext. 7586

Firms or Teams


(208) 422-1000


(208) 422-1000


(208) 422-1000


(208) 422-1000


(208) 422-1000


(208) 422-1000

Community Based Outpatient Clinics

Burns, Oregon

(541) 573-3339

Caldwell, Idaho

(208) 454-4820

Mt. Home, Idaho

(208) 580-2001

Salmon, Idaho

(208) 756-8515

Twin Falls, Idaho

(208) 732-0947

Behavioral Health Clinics

Boise VAMC

(208) 422-1108

Salmon, Idaho

(208) 756-8515

Direct Scheduling
The Boise VA Medical Center now offers direct scheduling to routine optometry and audiology appointments. Veterans no longer need to be seen by primary care in order to be referred to these speciality services.
Routine audiology care includes hearing tests, and hearing aid checks and repairs. Sudden loss of hearing or other symptoms such as ear pain, pressure or drainage will require a referral from your Primary Care Team to Audiology. To directly schedule a routine appointment for audiology please call (208) 422-1111.
A routine, annual eye tests for adults under the age of 40 is not necessary unless you have other risk factors such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, etc. Veterans should get an eye exam every 1 to 2 years for veterans over the age of 65; every 2 to 3 years for veterans 55 to 64 years of age; and every 2 to 4 years for veterans 40 to 54 years of age. To schedule a routine appointment for optometry please call (208) 422-1072.

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.


Boise VA Medical Center
Boise VA Medical Center