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VA Health Care Closures for Wednesday, Sept. 28

VA Health Care Closures for Wednesday, Sept. 28

September 27, 2022

VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8)

Operational Status Update for Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Hurricane Ian

Veterans experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency should call 9-1-1 or visit the nearest open emergency room.

For virtual care and support, please call VA Health Connect (also known as the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center) at 1-877-741-3400; 24/7.

VA Clinic closures:

(Red below indicates changes since September 27 Operational Status)

 

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

Closed Wednesday, September 27 through Friday, September 30:

  • C.W. “Bill” Young Medical Center Campus (Bay Pines); including emergency department

 

Closed Tuesday, September 27 through Friday, September 30

 

Closed noon, Tuesday, September 27 through Thursday, September 29

  • Naples VA Clinic
  • Lee County VA Clinic
  • Port Charlotte VA Clinic

 

Closed at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 27 through Friday, September 30

  • St. Petersburg VA Clinic
  • Sarasota VA Clinic
  • Bradenton VA Clinic

 

Closed Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29

 

James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital (Tampa)

Visitation

  • Visitation hours at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital & Clinics are suspended, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at 7:00 a.m.

This decision is made out of abundance of care and concern for the safety of friends and family members who may want to travel to the hospital during this time. Once conditions allow for safe travel, we will resume normal visitation hours.

 

Closed Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29

  • Brooksville VA Clinic
  • Bruce B. Downs Blvd VA Clinic
  • Deer Park VA Clinic
  • Forty-Sixth St. North VA Clinic
  • Forty-Sixth St. South VA Clinic
  • Hidden River VA Clinic
  • Lakeland VA Clinic
  • Lecanto VA Clinic
  • Little Road VA Clinic
  • Medical View Lane VA Clinic
  • New Port Richey VA Clinic
  • New Port Richey South VA Clinic
  • South Hillsborough VA Clinic
  • West Lakeland VA Clinic
  • Winners Circle VA Clinic
  • Zephyrhills VA Clinic

 

Partial Closure Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29

  • James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and Outpatient Clinic (Emergency Department will be open)

– Surgeries, medical procedures, COVID-19 drive up testing, and outpatient pharmacy will also be closed these two days

 

Orlando VA Healthcare System

Closed Wednesday, September 28 thru Friday, September 30

  • Clermont VA Clinic
  • Deltona VA Clinic
  • Kissimmee VA Clinic
  • Lake Baldwin VA Clinic
  • Palm Bay VA Clinic
  • Port Orange VA Clinic
  • Tavares VA Clinic
  • Viera VA Clinic
  • West Pavilion VA Clinic
  • Daytona Beach VA Clinic

 

Partial Closure Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29

  • Orlando VA Medical Center (Emergency Department will remain open)

-Surgeries, medical procedures will be curtailed on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29

 

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System

Virtual Appointments only Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30

  • Malcom Randall VA Medical Center

-Accepting planned admissions and inpatient/emergency Operating Room cases/Procedures (includes Cath Lab, GI, etc.)

  • Compensation & Pension Clinic
  • Gainesville Pain Clinic (3401 NW 98 St)
  • Gainesville Optometry Clinic (5533 SW 64th St)
  • Gainesville Dermatology Clinic (5571 SW 64th St)
  • Lake City VA Medical Center

-No scheduled procedures or GI appointments

  • Lake City VA Commerce
  • Perry VA Clinic

 

Closed Wednesday, September 28  and Thursday, September 29

  • The Villages VA Clinic
  • Ocala VA Clinic

 

Virtual Appointments only Friday, September 30

  • Tallahassee VA Clinic
  • Marianna VA Clinic
  • Valdosta VA Clinic
  • The Villages VA Clinic (No GI Procedures)
  • Ocala VA Clinic

 

Closed Thursday, September 28

  • St. Marys VA Clinic
  • Palatka VA Clinic

 

Virtual Appointments only Thursday, September 28

 

Closed Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 30

  • Jacksonville VA Clinic – Jefferson
  • Jacksonville VA Clinic – University
  • Jacksonville VA Clinic – Southpoint
  • Middleburg VA Clinic
  • St. Augustine VA Clinic

 

Miami VA Healthcare System

Closed Wednesday, September 28

 

West Palm Beach VA Healthcare System

Virtual Care only – beginning Wednesday, September 28 through Thursday, September 29

Veterans may choose to transfer their care to virtual options for their existing appointments during the temporary clinic closures or reschedule for a later date.

  • Fort Pierce VA Clinic
  • Okeechobee VA Clinic
  • Port St. Lucie VA Clinic
  • Vero Beach VA Clinic

 

VA Caribbean Healthcare System

  • All facilities are fully operational

 

Emergency Pharmacy Refill Program:

The following VISN 8 facilities have activated the Emergency Pharmacy Refill Program due to anticipated impacts from Hurricane Ian:

  • James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital (Tampa)
  • Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
  • Orlando VA Healthcare System
  • North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (beginning Wednesday, September 28)

 

Veteran patients can go to any local retail pharmacy to obtain needed refills. Veteran patients must take an empty active VA prescription bottle (not older than  6 months and with refills available) or a new VA prescription on a VA form by an authorized VA provider to a retail pharmacy. This does not include controlled substances.

 

Link to emergency refill locations:  https://va.hhspharmacy.com/locations/index.html

 

The Heritage Health Customer Care Line is available for both VA patients and Pharmacies for any billing questions or coverage at: 1-866-265-0124, option 1

 

Heritage Hours of Operations for Hurricane Coverage:

  • Monday through Friday 7:00am to 11:00pm EST
  • Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 5:30pm EST

 

If a Veteran is displaced, has lost his or her medication, and no longer has a written prescription or bottle, they can contact their local VA Medical Center or the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center at 1-877-741-3400.

 

Next update:  Wednesday, September 28