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VA Health Care Closures for Saturday, Oct. 1

VA Health Care Closures for Saturday, Oct. 1

September 30, 2022

VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8)

Post Hurricane Ian

Operational Status Update for Saturday, October 1, 2022
Clinic Updates & Other Information

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 Operations:

 

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

Open beginning, Monday, October 3

  • Bradenton VA Clinic
  • North Pinellas VA Clinic
  • Sarasota VA Clinic
  • Sebring VA Clinic
  • St. Petersburg VA Clinic
  • Sebring VA Clinic

Remain Closed

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

 

James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital (Tampa)

  • All facilities are fully operational

 

Orlando VA Healthcare System

Open, beginning Saturday, October 1

  • 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

Remains Closed

 

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System

  • All facilities fully operational

 

Miami VA Healthcare System

  • All facilities fully operational

 

West Palm Beach VA Healthcare System

  • All facilities fully operational

 

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) – until October 3
  • Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
  • Orlando VA Healthcare System
  • North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System

 

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.