Work Status for Employees - Beckley VA Medical Center
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Beckley VA Medical Center

 

Work Status for Employees

Situation Update

As of Friday, April 10, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

Director statement regarding reporting for duty:

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Screening Precautions in Effect – NO VISITORS To protect our patients, guests, and caregivers, Beckley VAMC is continuing to take steps to curb the spread of any respiratory illness in our facility and community-based outpatient clinics.

On our main campus and at our community-based outpatient clinics, we are limiting only Veterans through our Emergency Department Entrance. All other doors will be secured like we do on weekends/holidays.

As of MARCH 23, 2020, no guests, no visitors, no accompaniment, unless there is an extenuating circumstance or required assistance, will be allowed to enter the medical center or community-based outpatient clinics.

Precautionary screening will be at the entrance with basic questions to help ensure individuals who might spread the COVID-19 virus get the care they need while not exposing patients or staff. Thank you, Veterans and visitors, for your cooperation. Remember to wash hands often, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.

Veterans, if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, call us BEFORE your visit at (304) 255-2121, choose #3, or ext. 8003. In addition to calling first, consider using virtual care options such as telehealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging.

Here are some resources:
Telephone or Video Appointments – Veterans can receive care at home — either over the phone or via video using VA Video Connect *VVC) on their computers, smartphones, or tablets in a virtual medical room, using encrypted video to ensure the session is secure and private. To set up telephone or video appointments, Veterans can send their provider a secure message on My HealtheVet by visiting myhealth.va.gov. Veterans may also call, but VA is requesting that Veterans only call with urgent needs at this time. To learn more about VA Video Connect, visit mobile.va.gov/app/va-video-connect.

Prescription Refills – Veterans can request prescription refills, and order and ship medications to their homes using My HealtheVet or the Rx Refill mobile app. Download the app at mobile.va.gov/app/rx-refill.

Text Message Reminders – Veterans can use Annie’s Coronavirus Precautions protocol to send automated text messages with information about COVID-19. This application helps Veterans monitor for symptoms and can assist if they need to contact their VA facility for care. Enroll at mobile.va.gov/annie.
Secure Messaging – With My HealtheVet, VA’s online patient portal, Veterans can send online secure messages to your VA health care team to ask them nonurgent health questions. Register at www.myhealth.va.gov.

Online Scheduling Temporarily Disabled

VA has temporarily disabled online direct scheduling for making appointments, but you can still go online to view and cancel appointments. Please visit here.

Read VA’s latest information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) at https://www.va.gov/coronavirus.

During a VA-declared emergency:

VA Employees should return to this page for updates. For more information about this emergency, go to our main Emergency Information page.