Ernest Childers Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic - Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
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Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System


Ernest Childers Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic

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Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic

Coronavirus: Visitation Policy, Screening Measures

Updated - March 27

New Visitation Policy

The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System implemented a no visitation policy at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center and its outpatient clinics in Tulsa, Vinita, McAlester and Idabel beginning March 27. Special consideration will apply for caregivers and visitors of palliative/hospice care patients. If you have any further questions regarding this restriction, please contact our Social Work Service at 918-577-3460.

Have Flu-like Symptoms?

If you DO NOT have a scheduled appointment or have flu-like symptoms, please call 888-397-8387 prior to coming to the hospital or clinic. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

Screening Measures

All VA medical facilities have implemented screening measures for COVID-19. Please arrive 30 minutes early for your appointment. Learn more.

Veteran Transportation:

The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System continues to use its Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) to transport Veterans with scheduled VA appointments and VA Community Care appointments in both Muskogee and Tulsa. The VTS Dispatcher will screen all Veterans prior to scheduling a ride and upon arrival. For more information, call 918-577-3500 or toll free 1-888-397-8387.

VA virtual health care options

VA offers virtual health care options including MyHealtheVet, VA Video Connect, and Annie App for Veterans that allow you to communicate with your provider and manage your self-care online. All you need is an internet connection and a smartphone, tablet, or desktop or laptop computer. More information on VA virtual health care.

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Services Offered:

Primary Care, Laboratory, Physical Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Food Service, Radiology, Dental, ENT, Gastroenterology, Optometry, Prosthetics, Pulmonary Rheumatology, Spinal Cord

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Call 888-397-8387 to schedule an appointment. 

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Tulsa VA Health Care Center Under Construction

The Ernest Childers VA Health Care Center will be 170,000-square-feet and is expected to be completed in June 2021. Learn More 

Tulsa to Muskogee Shuttle

Shuttle service from the Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa to the Muskogee hospital is available to Veterans. The shuttle arrives and departs behind the Tulsa Clinic and departs and arrives behind the south end of the Muskogee hospital next to the Yellow Team.

Monday - Friday

8:15 a.m. - Departs Tulsa
9:15 a.m. - Arrives in Muskogee
9:30 a.m. - Departs Muskogee
10:30 a.m. - Arrives in Tulsa
10:45 a.m. - Departs Tulsa
11:45 a.m. - Arrives in Muskogee
12:30 p.m. - Departs Muskogee
1:30 p.m. - Arrives in Tulsa
1:45 p.m. - Departs Tulsa
2:45 p.m. - Arrives in Muskogee
3:00 p.m. - Departs Muskogee
4:00 p.m. - Arrives in Tulsa

Extended Hours:

We are pleased to inform you that we have new extended hours at the Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa!  Several teams are now offering appointments after 4:30 p.m. and before 8 a.m. 

Please ask your Team to find out what days they are not in clinic.  On the day your team is not working, another team will be available to cover your urgent care needs.

Services other than Primary Care have also extended their hours and will be open Monday through Saturday. See list below.

Lab Hours
  • Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Last Lab draw is 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon. Last Lab Draw is 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon
  • Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last exam is 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Last exam is 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon. Last exam is 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Last appointment is 4:15 p.m.
Eye Clinic
  • Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Optical Shop
  • Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Last appointment is 4 p.m.
Veterans Canteen
  • Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.