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Boise 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 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.

Self-Schedule Appointments

VA's Veteran Appointment Request app is available at select locations. The app makes it possible for Veterans to self-schedule primary care appointments and request assistance in booking both primary care and mental health appointments at the VA facilities where they receive care. In addition to scheduling appointments, Veterans can use the Veteran Appointment Request app to track appointment details and the status of requests, send messages about requested appointments, receive notifications and cancel appointments. Read more about the Veteran Appointment Request app.


Boise VA Medical Center
Boise VA Medical Center