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VA Maryland Health Care System


Current Operating Status

Situation Update

As of Monday, January 14, 2019 3:51 PM EST

All VA Maryland Health Care System Facilities Open & Operational During Government Shutdown


The Department of Veterans Affairs is fully funded for fiscal year 2019, and during a government shutdown, all Veterans Health Administration hospitals, clinics and other health care services will remain open and operational. 


To schedule, change, cancel or confirm a clinic appointment throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System, please contact the Appointment Center at 410-605-7333, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.