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VA Maryland Health Care System


Current Operating Status

Situation Update

As of Friday, November 2, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

Transition to 5-Digit Phone Extensions

Effective Monday, November 5, 2018, the VA Maryland Health Care System will transition from 4-digit phone extensions to 5-digit extensions. The use of 5-digit extensions is required because we are running out of 4-digit extensions and will not be able to add new phone numbers without this change. Here is what this will mean for you:

When calling the Baltimore & Loch Raven VA Medical Centers and the Baltimore VA Annex:

  • Dial “5” plus the old 4-digit extension after calling the main number
  • For example – 410-605-7000, “5” plus old 4-digit extension

When calling the Perry Point VA Medical Center:

  • Dial “2” plus the old 4-digit extension after calling the main number
  • For example – 410-642-2411, “2” plus old 4-digit extension

Outside callers will still dial the 10-digit main numbers for Baltimore/Loch Raven & Perry Point:

  • Baltimore & Loch Raven – 410-605-7000
  • Perry Point – 410-642-2411

Outside callers will still dial the 10-digit number for direct dial lines (i.e., Appointments – 410-605-7333; Prescriptions – 410-605-7395).

Outside callers dialing our 800 numbers will need to use the 5-digit extension, even for direct dial lines:

  • Baltimore & Loch Raven – 800-463-6295, “5” plus old 4-digit extension
  • Perry Point – 800-949-1003, “2” plus old 4-digit extension

Thank you for your support and cooperation during our transition from 4-digit to 5-digit phone extensions effective Monday, November 5, 2018!

Facility Status

Telephone Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
  • 24 Hour Nurse: 1-800-865-2441
  • Change Your Appointment: 410-605-7333
  • Media Inquiries: 410-605-7101 or 410-605-7098
  • National Veterans Helpline: 1-800-507-4571
  • Patient Locator: Not Available
  • Pharmacy Refill: 410-605-7395
  • Staff Locator: Not Available
  • Telephone Care: 1-800-865-2441

Fort Howard VA Outpatient Clinic is Closed

After a thorough assessment and evaluation of recent water damage at the Fort Howard VA Outpatient Clinic, the VA Maryland Health Care System has decided to permanently close the facility and move it to a new location.