Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

VA Puget Sound Health Care System


Urgent Care Services at American Lake

It is important that our patients, as a matter of safety, understand that there are no emergency services available at our American Lake Division. Please call 911 if you feel you have a life threatening medical emergency, or go to the nearest emergency room in your community.

At our American Lake Division, we do have an urgent care clinic. The urgent care clinic is for ambulatory patients with an illness or injury that requires professional attention in a Doctor’s office setting, and who believe their condition is not life threatening, but whose treatment cannot wait more than 24 hours without the condition becoming worse. The urgent care clinic is not a substitute for emergency room care. It is also not a good substitute for meeting routine primary care needs.

Urgent Care Services at American Lake

Monday - Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm with no weekend, evening, or holiday hours.

VA's Telehealth line 

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at: (253) 583-2273

Primary Care at American Lake

Patients are encouraged to schedule Primary Care appointments Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm for their general health care concerns and to discuss non-emergent health care needs.

Questions about Emergency Room coverage can be directed to our Office of Community Care at: (800) 329-8387 or (253) 582-8440 ext.*64545.

Specific questions about your health care should be directed to your Primary Care provider. It is our goal to provide best quality of Primary and Specialty Care to our patients residing in the Puget Sound region.


Contact Info


  • American Lake Division

Contact Number(s)

  • 253-582-8440
  • 800-329-8387

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm