Bangor VA Clinic | VA Maine health care | Veterans Affairs (2022)

Our outpatient clinic provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health services, laboratory services, physical therapy, dentistry, optometry, and more. Below, you’ll find our address and hours, parking and transportation information, and the other health services we offer at our Bangor VA Clinic.

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Pharmacy

Location and contact information

  • Everyone must wear a mask and practice physical distancing.
  • We may screen you for COVID-19 symptoms at the entrance.
  • Approved visitors only. Ask your care team who can visit.
  • Ask your team about phone or video appointment options.

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Address

35 State Hospital Drive

Bangor, ME 04401-8816

Phone numbers

Main phone: 877-421-8263 x3600

Mental health care: 207-623-8411 x3651

Clinical hours

  • Mon:7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Tue:7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Wed:7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Thu:7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Fri:7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed

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Cost: Free

Wheelchair availability: Wheelchairs are available upon arrival for patients who need them to access the building.

Beneficiary travel

Beneficiary travel benefits include round-trip transportation from your home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transport.

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Health services offered here

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Audiology and speech

Common conditions: tinnitus, vertigo, hearing loss, vestibular conditions, swallowing conditions

We diagnose and treat conditions affecting your hearing, speechor balance. These include hearing loss, tinnitus (noise or ringing the ears) and dizziness—also speech, language, voiceor swallowing disorders.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

877-421-8263 x3600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our Audiology and Speech Pathology clinic provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services, VA compensation and pension examinations, and screening for employee hearing conservation. We offer a full range of audiology and speech pathology services like:

  • Hearing and balance evaluations
  • Selection, management, and repair of hearing aids and assistive listening device assessments
  • Evaluation, programming, and management of cochlear implants and bone-anchored implants
  • Evaluation and treatment for auditory processing disorder
  • Services that help with speech, language, fluency, voice, cognitive communication, swallowing, stuttering, and laryngectomy (surgical removal of the larynx, which contains your vocal cords)

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Cardiology

Common conditions: heart disease, high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, angina, vascular diseases

Our cardiology specialists offer advanced treatment and care for conditions affecting your heart and blood vessels, including heart disease, stroke, heart rhythm disorders and high blood pressure.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

877-421-8263 x3600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

We perform noninvasive and minimally invasive tests and procedures that check, support, and improve your heart health. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and treat you with the most effective medications. Our services include:

  • Evaluating you for coronary heart disease, heart-valve disease, and heart defects
  • Determining how well blood flows through your heart vessels or find the cause of your heart failure
  • Treating your heart vessels with nonsurgical or minimally invasive operations that open and support them through balloon angioplasty or stent placement
  • Noninvasively monitoring you for changes in heart rhythm, using electrocardiograms (EKGs or ECGs), portable Holt monitors, or ultrasound
  • Performing surgical treatments like pacemaker implants or cardiac catheterization (inserting a long, thin tube into an artery or vein)

Dental/oral surgery

Common conditions: teeth cleaning, fillings, restorations, root canal, bridges, dental implants, dentures

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If you’re eligible for VA dental care, we provide dental screenings, cleanings, X-raysand fillings. We also provide specialty dental procedures like root canal, restorationsand dentures.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

877-421-8263 x3600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

If you’re eligible for VA dental care, we offer a full range of quality dental services like:

  • Routine exams and teeth cleaning
  • Restorative procedures, including fillings and crowns
  • Comprehensive surgical care, including extractions (pulling teeth) and oral cancer screening
  • Routine and advanced prosthodontic care, including bridges, dentures, and dental implants
  • Routine and advanced periodontal care, including root canals, gum treatments, and supporting bone care
  • Oral and facial reconstruction surgery to repair damage from traumatic injury or serious illness

Laboratory and pathology

We offer blood tests and other advanced testing services to help you and your VA health care team monitor your health, find and understand any health problemsand make informed treatment decisions.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

877-421-8263 x3600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our laboratories provide a full range of clinical and diagnostic testing services. Our laboratory and pathology services include:

  • Study of blood, urine, and other bodily fluids for illness management
  • Testing for infectious diseases
  • Cytopathology (study of unusual cells) and surgical pathology (study of tissue removed during surgery)
  • Autopsy services

Mental health care

Common conditions: addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD

If you’re struggling with issues like PTSD, depression, grief, anger or trauma, we offer counseling and other support. All VA health care facilities offer same-day help. You may qualify even without enrolling in VA health care.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

877-421-8263 x3600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our medical center and clinics provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a range of issues that may impact your mental health or emotional well-being. Our confidential outpatient services include individual and group therapy for:

  • Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety, addictive behaviors, and personality disorders
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

My HealtheVet coordinator

Your My HealtheVet coordinator can help you start using the VA online portal to manage your appointments and records, refill prescriptions, view your lab and test resultsand communicate with your health care team.

Contact information

Appointments

Phone

877-421-8263 x3600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

My HealtheVet is the VA’s patient portal for 24/7 access to online medical records and services.

From the convenience of any computer on the internet, Veterans can

  • Securely message healthcare teams.
  • Refill prescriptions with the click of a key, track Rx shipping.
  • Check appointments and receive email appointment reminders.
  • Schedule and request appointments for primary care or mental health.
  • Review lab results, radiology, and other tests.
  • Download healthcare records and review provider notes.
  • Download medical images like X-rays, mammograms, CTs, and MRIs.
  • Use our trusted and extensive Veterans Health Library.

REGISTER or Sign In at:My HealtheVet

Premium Upgrade / Authentication to use all features can be done at any VA Maine primary care office, the Togus Release of Information desk, and with most front desks of outpatient services. You can also call our coordination to do this by video connections with our coordinator.

Mike L’Abbe
My HealtheVet Coordinator
Phone: (207) 512-6983Email: Michael.labbe@va.gov

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Optometry

Common conditions: vision exams, prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses

Our optometrists offer you routine eye exams, preventive vision testingand treatment for conditions like glaucoma. We also provide prescriptions for eyeglasses and other assistive devices.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

877-421-8263 x3600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our optometrists provide many eye-related services and treatments like:

  • Vision services and eye exams
  • Treatment for diseases and injuries of the retina, cornea, and other parts of your eye
  • Low-vision services for conditions like macular degeneration that can’t be corrected by glasses, surgery, or medication
  • Special eye exams for diabetic patients

Pharmacy

Our specialists provide a full range of services to help you get and understand your prescription medicines and supplies. You can refill VA prescriptions online, by phone or by mail.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

877-421-8263 x3600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our pharmacy provides you and other Veterans with convenient, efficient service to make it easy to get your medications and medical supplies. You can:

  • Pick up new prescriptions in person
  • Refill prescriptions online and by phone or mail
  • Safely dispose of medicines

Learn more about our pharmacy

Physical therapy, occupational therapy and kinesiotherapy

Physical therapy, occupational therapyand kinesiotherapy can help restore movement and function if you have been disabled by injury or disease.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

877-421-8263 x3600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

If you’re living with or recovering from an injury, illness, or chronic condition that limits your mobility and independence, we can help. Our physical, occupational, and movement therapists combine therapeutic exercise, counseling, education, and training to help you improve your health and quality of life. Our services include:

  • Pain relief and joint mobilization
  • Movement and exercise therapies to improve your strength, endurance, balance, and coordination
  • Mobility assessment and training with wheelchairs, scooters, and walking devices
  • Life skills training and activities to help you maintain the highest level of independence and functionality
  • Aquatic therapy to manage chronic pain
  • Evaluation and treatment for a wide range of medical, orthopedic, psychosocial, and neurological conditions
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Radiology

We use imaging to help screen for, diagnose, and treat illness and injury. We provide X-rays and other imaging technologies.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

877-421-8263 x3600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

We offer radiology and imaging services to diagnose and treat many medical conditions. Our services include:

  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Mammography (mammograms)
  • Computer tomography (CT)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Telehealth

With VA telehealth, you can get care from your health providers without having to travel. Get checkups and treatment, talk about your careand more—from home or elsewhere.

Contact information

  • Mon.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Tue.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Wed.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Thu.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Fri.7:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

877-421-8263 x3600

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

We use the latest in secure digital technology to set up remote visits with our health care providers. We offer video conferencing, home telehealth services, and store-and-forward telehealth that lets you securely send your health information to experts at VA facilities. We offer telehealth visits with providers in:

  • Mental health
  • Retinal care (eye)
  • Bariatric surgery (visit remotely with your weight-loss surgery team before and after your operation)
  • Dermatology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Primary care

Learn more about telehealth

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FAQs

Do VA hospitals provide good care? ›

The VA often (but not always) performs better than or similarly to other systems of care with regard to the safety and effectiveness of care. Additional studies of quality of care in the VA are needed on all aspects of quality, but particularly with regard to timeliness, equity, efficiency, and patient-centeredness.

How old is Togus VA? ›

The first Veteran was admitted to Togus on November 10, 1866. The Veteran population of the home remained at under 400 until a building program began in 1868 which eventually provided accommodation for nearly 3000 Veterans.

What does togus stand for? ›

The Eastern Branch at Togus, Maine was the first of the new homes to open in November 1866. The name "Togus" comes from the Native American name Worromontogus, which means "mineral water". The Togus property was originally a summer resort known as Togus Springs.

Are Veterans happy with the VA? ›

The survey, which asked Veterans about their experience with VA health care since the MISSION Act was implemented, found that more than 80% were satisfied with their VA health care. Nearly 75% of Veteran respondents reported improvements at their local VA, and more than 90% would recommend VA care to fellow Veterans.

Which is the best VA hospital in the United States? ›

Top VA Hospitals Ranked by VA Facility Quality Data (2022 Edition)
RankVA Facility NamePatient Score
1IRON MOUNTAIN MI VA MEDICAL CENTER93
2ASHEVILLE-OTEEN VA MEDICAL CENTER90
3FAYETTEVILLE AR VA MEDICAL CENTER89
4MOUNTAIN HOME VA MEDICAL CENTER89
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What is Togus and when was it founded? ›

Togus National Cemetery dates to 1867 when it was established as a final resting place for veterans who died while living at the Eastern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers near Augusta, Maine.

Is Togus a town in Maine? ›

The City of Togus is located in Kennebec County in the State of Maine.

Can the VA refuse to treat a veteran? ›

You can agree to or refuse any treatment. You will be told what is likely to happen to you if you refuse a treatment. Refusing a treatment will not affect your rights to future care but you take responsibility for the impact this decision may have on your health.

What veterans are not eligible for VA health care? ›

If you're a current or former member of the Reserves or National Guard, you must have been called to active duty by a federal order and completed the full period for which you were called or ordered to active duty. If you had or have active-duty status for training purposes only, you don't qualify for VA health care.

What are symptoms of PTSD in veterans? ›

Some of the most common symptoms of PTSD include recurring memories or nightmares of the event, sleeplessness, loss of interest, and feelings of numbness, anger or irritability, or being constantly on guard, but there are many ways PTSD can impact your everyday life.

What state has the best VA care? ›

Overall, South Dakota ranks highest as the best state for veterans to live and work this year, according to SmartAsset. Wyoming, North Dakota, West Virginia and Maine round out the top five.

How often is VA disability reviewed? ›

VA usually reevaluates veterans' service-connected disabilities on two occasions: Six months after leaving military service; and. Between two and five years from the date of the decision to grant VA disability benefits.

Where is the best place for veterans to live? ›

In 2020, WalletHub's top 10 best cities for veterans were Orlando, Florida; Irvine, California; Tampa; Raleigh; Austin; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Virginia Beach; Scottsdale; Gilbert; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Is the VA any good? ›

Examining a wide array of commonly used measures of health care quality, researchers found that VA hospitals generally provided better quality care than non-VA hospitals and the VA's outpatient services were better quality when compared to commercial HMOs, Medicaid HMOs and Medicare HMOs.

Can I use VA insurance anywhere? ›

Once enrolled, veterans can receive treatment at a VA healthcare facility anywhere in the country. Veterans enrolled in the VA healthcare system are afforded privacy rights under federal law.

Can Veterans use local hospitals? ›

VA provides health care for Veterans from providers in your local community outside of VA. Veterans may be eligible to receive care from a community provider when VA cannot provide the care needed. This care is provided on behalf of and paid for by VA.

Why are VA hospitals important? ›

THE hospital system of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), formerly the Veterans Administration, represents the principal way the government provides medical care directly to civilians.

Do I need Medicare if I have VA health care? ›

If you have VA benefits, you do not have to enroll in Medicare in order to keep your VA benefits. That being said, the Veterans Administration actually recommends veterans enroll in Medicare when they become eligible.

Can the VA refuse to treat you? ›

You can agree to or refuse any treatment. You will be told what is likely to happen to you if you refuse a treatment. Refusing a treatment will not affect your rights to future care but you take responsibility for the impact this decision may have on your health.

What are the 4 types of veterans? ›

The Type of Veteran
  • War Veteran. War veterans are active-duty or reserve military members who have been in an area of conflict with another nation or in the surrounding waters to support activities against a national enemy.
  • Combat Veteran. ...
  • Retired Veteran. ...
  • Protected Veteran.
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Why don t veterans use the VA? ›

Of the veteran and active service members who reported to the annual Wounded Warrior Project Survey that they have never used VA health care services, the most common reasons given included preferring to use other health care coverage and too much trouble or red tape.
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Are VA benefits better than Medicare? ›

The prescription drug benefits from the VA are considered to be as good as or better than Medicare Part D, which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services calls “creditable coverage,” so you won't have to pay a penalty if you decide to sign up for Part D later.

Do veterans get free life insurance? ›

Service-Disabled Veterans' Life Insurance (S-DVI) provides life insurance coverage to Veterans who have been given a VA rating for a new service-connected disability in the last two years. Totally disabled Veterans are eligible for free coverage and have the opportunity to purchase additional life insurance.

Will the VA pay for my surgery? ›

VA medical facilities provide a wide range of services, including traditional hospital-based services such as surgery, critical care, mental health, orthopedics, pharmacy, radiology and physical therapy.

Does the VA pay for colonoscopy? ›

What services does VA provide for colon cancer screening? VA offers a variety of tests to screen for colon cancer, including Fecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT) and colonoscopies.

Why do doctors leave the VA? ›

The reasons clinicians may be removed from practice range from quality-of-care concerns such as deficiencies in clinical performance or patient abuse, the GAO noted. Since the VA began tracking community care providers, it has barred 136 clinicians from participating in the program.

What is the largest VA hospital in the United States? ›

Officially named the Fredericksburg Health Care Center (HCC), the four-story clinic will span over 470,000 square feet and is expected to serve more than 29,000 Veterans annually.

What Veterans are not eligible for VA health care? ›

If you're a current or former member of the Reserves or National Guard, you must have been called to active duty by a federal order and completed the full period for which you were called or ordered to active duty. If you had or have active-duty status for training purposes only, you don't qualify for VA health care.

What percent of Veterans use VA health care? ›

Under current policy, about 60 percent of U.S. veterans are eligible for VA care, based on length of service, service-connected injuries, service in designated combat theaters, and income. Fewer than half of eligible veterans use VA health benefits.

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