Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA
The Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS) has begun administering COVID 19 vaccines to Veterans. These vaccines are given to Veterans by appointment only. Please be patient and refrain from calling the facility. We will reach out to schedule your vaccine appointment. More Details
COVID-19 vaccines: To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit our vaccine information page.
Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. Please contact us first before going to any of our locations. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video.
For the latest coronavirus information: Visit the CDC website.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR VA
This message is to inform you about COVID vaccine distribution plans at the Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS). To date, we’ve vaccinated more than 600 people, mostly staff members. Once the majority of our staff who volunteered to receive the vaccine is completed, we will then move to the next priority group (see “who’s up next?” section for insight into our distribution plans.). We anticipate broadening our vaccination efforts to include Veterans very soon. We want you to know we will reach out to you via email and phone when vaccines become available. Please like our Facebook page and sign up for email alerts here. We will put our COVID and vaccine updates out through these two channels. Additionally, we update our website regularly with important information.
Where will I get my vaccine?
To date, only the Pfizer vaccine has been delivered to CVHCS. Due to the conditions for storage, we can only administer the Pfizer vaccine from our main campus at 1201 Broad Rock Blvd. in Richmond. If in the future we receive doses of the Moderna vaccine, we will begin administering these at our community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) located in Fredericksburg, Emporia, Charlottesville and Henrico County.
Who’s up next?
CVHCS is following Dept. of Veterans Affairs guidance using the Risk Stratification Table here. In it, you can see the way we will be prioritizing distribution of COVID vaccines. You will note that part of the distribution plan (B-1a, C-1a, C-1b, C-1c, D-1a and D-1b) is still in draft form and subject to change. Any future changes will be updated as plans are finalized. See COVID Frequently Asked Questions for more information: https://www.richmond.va.gov/docs/COVID_vaccine_FAQ_sheet.pdf
COVID-19 Pandemic Causing Prescription Arrival Delays
Due to shipping delays caused by the recent holidays and the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be a delay in arrival of your ordered prescriptions.
The CVHCS Pharmacy recommends that Veterans order refills of prescribed medications as soon as they receive the initial shipment to help minimize future delays and prevent lapses in medication. With current delays, prescriptions arrive by mail in about 4 to 6 days. However, delays are influenced by a variety of external factors, including distance of a Veteran’s residence to a postal hub. If ordered medications do not arrive within seven days, Veterans should call the CVHCS Pharmacy at 1-800-784-8381 or 804-675-5010. The Pharmacy Department and the entire CVHCS team are committed to assisting with your prescription all other health care needs.
Appointment Arrival Times
As Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS) continues to increase the number of face-to-face visits at our facilities, we also look at ways to ensure the safety of patients and employees remains a top priority. To provide adequate social distancing within our clinics and waiting areas, we ask all patients arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before their appointment. Patients who arrive earlier than 20 minutes before their scheduled appointment may be asked to wait before entering the premises.
For specific information to participate in COVID-19 research, follow this link.
This is what we are doing to keep you and your loved ones safe:
- Actively screening everyone at all entrances
- Temporarily suspended visitation to the facility
- Veterans, please do not bring any guests unless you need assistance ambulating or wayfinding due to a health or mental condition. Only one guest is permitted.
- No visitors to any inpatient ward except to see critically ill patients who may be toward the end of life (this will be the attending physician’s decision).
- Only one visitor at a time will be permitted to see a critically ill patient. If possible, the critically ill patient should be limited to one visitor daily.
- Children under the age of 18 are currently not being permitted to enter our facility.
- Veterans experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, call the Nurse Call Center at 804-675-5542 before you visit!
- Valet service will function as normal.
Please know that our Veterans’ health will remain our top priority as we work to limit the spread of viruses.
General information regarding COVID-19:
- CDC Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Virginia COVID-19 information: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/
- Health department by district: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/health-department-locator/
- A message for Veterans who visit our Community-Based Outpatient Clinics
- Click hereto get more flu shot info!
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