Appointments - Charles George VA Medical Center - Asheville, NC
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Charles George VA Medical Center - Asheville, NC



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 the Asheville VAMC, 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 to two business days
  • you should have faster access to speciality care

VA Care in the Community
For local care in the community questions for the Asheville VA and its community clinics call: 828-298-7911 ext. 5838.

Urgent Care Information

Locate the nearest VA-approved Urgent Care. Urgent Cares provide easy access to quality health care for the times when your primary care physician’s offices are closed.

Veterans must have been seen in the VA system or by a VA community care provider within the last 24 months in order to use this benefit. If a Veteran arrives at an urgent care network location and has any difficulty receiving care, they can call 866‑620‑2071 to receive assistance Learn more…HERE

Changing Your Appointment

For a listing of your current appointments, please call the Medical Center at 298-7911 Ext. 5835 (or 1-800-932-6408 Ext. 5375) You can also check your appointments at

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 the clinic where your appointment is scheduled. You can also send a secure message to your health care team using Myhealthevet secure messaging as long as it is at least three business days before the appointment you wish to cancel. Vetext can also be used to cancel when you recieve a text appointment reminder.

Who to Call

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

ClinicContact Information
Primary Care
Primary Care 1
(828) 296-4422
Primary Care 3
(828) 296-4442
Women's Health Clinic
(828) 298-7911 ext. 4375
Specialty Clinics (828) 298-7911 ext. 5207
Pulmonary disorders
(828) 298-7911 ext. 5413
(828) 298-7911 ext. 5356
Thyroid disorders
(828) 298-7911 ext. 5356
Anticoagulation therapy
(828) 298-7911 ext. 5356
(828) 298-7911 ext. 2541
(828) 298-7911 ext. 5356
Ear, Nose, and Throat
(828) 298-7911 ext. 2541
Wound and Ostomy care
(828) 298-7911 ext. 5356
(828) 298-7911 ext. 5620
General Surgery
(828) 298-7911 ext. 5207
(828) 298-7911 ext. 5356
(828) 828-7911 ext. 5413
(828) 298-7911 ext. 5207
Plastic Surgery
(555) 298-7911 ext 5207
(828) 298-7911 ext. 5356
(828) 298-7911 ext. 2528
(828) 298-7911 ext. 5319
(828) 298-7911 ext. 5207
(828) 298-7911 ext. 5207
Occupational Therapy
(828) 298-7911 ext. 2517
Physical Therapy
(828) 298-7911 ext. 2517
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
(828) 298-7911 ext. 2517
Spinal Cord Injury
(828) 298-7911 ext. 2517
(828) 298-7911 ext. 2517
Shoe/Preventive Amputation Clinic
(828) 298-7911 ext. 2517
Mental Health Clinics
(828) 298-7911 ext. 2519
Homeless Veterans
(828) 298-7911 ext. 1198
Mental Health Intensive Case Management
(828) 298-7911 ext. 2519



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.