Aleda E. Lutz V.A. Medical Center Changes Urgent Care Hours

The Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, located at 1500 Weiss Street, will be changing Urgent Care Clinic hours effective June 6th, 2022.

Chief of Staff, Dr. James Hines, says “This reduction in Urgent Care hours was a result of declining workload after the hours of 7:00 p.m., and also for our VA Medical Center to become compliant with Urgent Care operations’ guidance,”

The new hours of operation will be:

  • Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  •  Closed on all actual and observed Federal Holidays
    • If a Federal Holiday falls on a Saturday, the observed holiday for VA staff
      is Friday.
    • If the Federal Holiday falls on a Sunday, the observed holiday for VA staff
      is Monday.

The Medical Center has provided information to better understand when urgent care is needed versus or emergency care: (VA Link)

VA: To Find In-Network Urgent Care Locations

VA: To Find In-Network Emergency Rooms

Other types of VA care to consider:
If you don’t need help right away, you might want to consider other types of VA care.

Same-day services for primary or mental health care
Every VA medical center offers some same-day primary care and mental health services. Types of services vary by location.

Find your nearest VA facility with same-day services

Telehealth for care by phone or video
Meet with your VA health care team and send important health data from home through telehealth. You can also connect with VA specialists across the country from a VA clinic near you.

Learn more about VA telehealth

Whole Health for a personalized health plan

Whole Health is an approach to care that supports your health and well-being. This approach puts you at the center of your care. Your health team will get to know you as a person first. Then, they’ll work with you to create a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.

Learn more about Whole Health

Any Veteran can call the Registered Nurse Hotline with Veterans Affairs at 989-497-2500 extension 11240.

The Aleda E. Lutz VAMC operates an 81-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation Community Living Center.

It provides care to over 38,263 Veterans in a 35-county geographic area, from mid-Michigan to the Mackinac Bridge.

More information about this VA, you can visit