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Veterans, if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, call us at 1-888-252-9970 before you visit your local medical center or clinic. In addition to calling first, consider using virtual care options such as telehealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging. Visitors, if you do not feel well, please postpone your visit. Read VA’s latest information on the new coronavirus at https://www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/.
NEW SHUTTLE SERVICE
VA North Texas Health Care System – Voluntary Services has a new shuttle service for the Dallas VAMC, Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center and Fort Worth locations.
Click here for more information.
Click here to download the mobile app.
Click here to see each shuttle location and the next arrival time here. or text ARRVL to 41411
Important information from VA Portland
We hope you can join us on this phone call to hear from VA Portland leadership and staff who will talk about what is going on in your health care system and how you can still get the care you need. We’re all experiencing something new and we at VAPORHCS want to ensure that we answer your questions and address your concerns as we all deal with this pandemic. Please, sign up for the telephone town hall. It is free.
Register by clicking on this link and simply provide your city, state, zip code and phone number that your want to be called on to participate.
All you have to do is answer the phone call on April 8 at about noon to participate.
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Veterans, please use MyHealtheVet or call VA Portland at 503-220-8262, option 2 to relay a message
The VA New Jersey Health Care System has temporarily closed the Morristown Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) effective March 24, 2020, due to the COVID-19 and the closure of state nursing homes to any visitors or outsiders.
Morristown providers and staff have been converted to virtual care at this time and we recommend using telehealth (phone or video) for your scheduled appointments. To help us address the most urgent needs first, we ask that you use one of our online tools for routine or non-urgent concerns. You can:
- Use Secure Messaging. You can send a secure message to your provider about any health concern or question.
- Download VA Video Connect. Your provider may ask you to consider telehealth for an upcoming appointment. By downloading and learning about the VA Video Connect app now, you can prepare yourself.
NEW COMMUNITY CARE INFORMATION and FACT SHEET
VA Community Care Network changes
Minneapolis VA News
If you have symptoms of a fever, cough or new shortness of breath, call us at 612-467-1100 before coming in for your appointment. For other concerns, you may be able to access VA care from home by phone or using VA virtual care options. For more information on COVID-19 see https://www.va.gov/coronavirus/.
March 20, 2020: Cancellation of Elective Surgeries and Procedures
Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19 and to limit the risk of exposure to patients and staff, Minneapolis VA Health Care System is cancelling all elective surgeries and procedures, effective immediately and until further notice. All patients that fall into this category will be contacted by the facility before Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Learn more about elective surgery cancellation
March 19, 2020: Changes to MVAHCS Visitor Policy
(Updated March 20, 2020) We care deeply about the safety and well-being of our Veterans, visitors and
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Patients may be asking themselves, “What dental treatment can I receive during the Coronavirus?”
We believe it is important for our profession and community to follow the latest recommendations of both the American Government and the California Dental Association.
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Barriers to Care Study
Sourcebook Volume 4
Barriers to Care Study
The Office of Women’s Health Services is pleased to release the results of the Barriers to Care Study.
In May 2010, Congress signed Public Law 111-163, Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act. Section 201 of this legislation required the VA to examine potential barriers to women Veteran’s accessing and utilizing VA health care services. The legislation specifically identified nine focus areas; Barrier 1: Comprehension of Eligibility Requirement and Scope of Services, Barrier 2: Effect of Outreach Specifically Addressing Women’s Health Services, Barrier 3: Effect of Driving Distance on Access to Care, Barrier 4: Location and Hours, Barrier 5: Childcare, Barrier 6: Acceptability of Integrated Care, Barrier 7: Gender Sensitivity, Barrier 8: Mental Health Stigma and Barrier 9: Safety and Comfort
To examine these topics the VA Office of Women’s Health Services awarded a contract to Altarum