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Iowa City VA Health Care System

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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 Iowa City VA Health Care System, 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 one week or sooner
  • you should have faster access to speciality care

If you have received a postcard stating that you need to make an appointment, please call the Medical Center at 319-338-0581 (or 1-800-637-0128), press 0 and ask the operator to transfer you the clinic of your need.

Changing or Canceling 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. Call 319-338-0581 (or 1-800-637-0128), press 0 and ask the Operator to transfer you to your desired clinic to reschedule.

Primary Care Clinics and Sites:

Iowa City - Red Team:      319-338-0581 ext. 6001

Iowa City - White Team:   319-338-0581 ext. 6001

Iowa City - Blue Team:      319-338-0581 ext. 6072

Bettendorf, IA:                  563-332-8528

Coralville, IA:                     319-358-2406

Cedar Rapids, IA:              319-369-4340

Decorah, IA:                      563-387-5840

Dubuque, IA:                     563-589-8899

Galesburg, IL:                    309-343-0311

Ottuma, IA:                        641-683-4300

Quincy, IL:                         217-224-3366

Sterling, IL:                        815-632-6200

Waterloo, IA:                     319-235-1230


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.