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Ralph H. Johnson 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

If you have received a postcard reminding you to make a follow-up appointment, it is very important that you do so. Please call the number listed on your postcard to schedule your appointment. If you misplaced your postcard, please call one of our appointment lines listed below depending on your individual needs.

List Current Appointments

For a listing of your current appointments, please call (843) 577-5011 and press 15220#.

Canceling/Changing Your Appointment

If you cannot keep an existing appointment, please contact us at least 48 hours before 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 (843) 577-5011 and press 8 to reschedule.

Who to Call

To make an appointment with a particular clinic or service, call the listed phone number provided below —

Clinic Contact Information
Primary Care Appointments for Charleston VAMC, Beaufort PCC and Goose Creek PPC (843) 789-6500
Primary Care Appointments for Savannah PCC (912) 920-0214
Primary Care Appointments for Myrtle Beach PCC (843) 477-0177
Medical Specialty Appointments (843) 789-7245
Mental Health Clinic Appointments (843) 789-7311
In state toll free number (888) 878-6884

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.