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Veterans Affairs Expansion of Health Care Services

VA is moving forward with a phased approach for expanding select services that were put on hold due to the coronavirus at medical facilities across the country. The goal is to care for Veterans who have the greatest clinical need while ensuring a safe environment for both employees and Veterans.

VA facilities may not expand to a full spectrum of care immediately. In resuming services, VA facilities will consider the unique circumstances of each state and local government, environmental safety preparedness, and clinical risk assessments to assure the safest possible environment. 

Some facilities were selected as lead sites because they align with VA, federal, state, and local guidance and meet the White House “Guidelines for Opening Up America” gating criteria for expanding services. Gating criteria are requirements that each region or state should meet before reintroducing select services, such as a decline in COVID-19 cases during a 14-day period. Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS) is not yet ready to expand its services. Once CVHCS has met the gating criteria, it will be phased into VA’s plan for expanding care. In the meantime, we will benefit from lessons learned and best practices from the experience of these lead sites. CVHCS leadership will continue to keep Veterans informed about when it is safe for the facility to begin expanding care.

VA has earned Veterans’ trust, reflected in the latest VA trust score of more than 90%. Moving forward, CVHCS will continue to provide exceptional care to our Veterans. Safe care is our mission and our continuing commitment to every Veteran, every time.

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The Richmond VA Medical Center is your source for news, publications, social media and more. By telling McGuire's stories, we aim to educate, entertain and inform Veterans and their families and increase awareness of our renowned programs and services.

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Media Relations:

Our staff is available to assist local media in answering questions about our medical center, locating an expert or obtaining more information about a news release or event. 

Media Relations Policy

To effectively welcome the media to our campus, Office of Public Affairs has established the following guidelines for arranging interviews, videotape sessions or photo opportunities.

  • Please call Public Affairs to arrange all interviews
  • Advance notice of on-site interviews is necessary so Public Affairs staff can make arrangements
  • To protect the privacy of our patients and families, Public Affairs must accompany all reporters, film crews and photographers visiting Richmond VA Medical Center

Consent For Use of Picture And/or Voice: This form must always be completed prior to the making or using pictures, video or voice recording of any VA Patient.

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