Beckley VA Medical Center issues new visitor restrictions, screening, event postponements; due to coronavirus

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Beckley VA Medical Center and its community clinics are continuing to limit access and screening for Veterans and visitors.

No visitors are allowed access to the Hospice (4th) Community Living Center (6th) Floors until further notice. If there are extenuating circumstances, and a visit is necessary, Beckley VAMC will assess the situation on a case by case basis.
At the main campus, public entrance will be limited through our Emergency Department entrance. All other doors will remain secured.

The following events and group meetings have been postponed until a possible later date:

  • VBA Regional Claims Clinic, March 17, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Veteran Town Hall, March 17 at 5 p.m.
  • Social Work Conference, March 23 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Vietnam Veterans Day (Traveling Memorial Wall and Picnic), March 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Project Healing Waters (fly fishing group) will not be meeting at the facility until further notice

Beckley VAMC’s goals are to protect patients and staff, prepare for any possible influx of patients with suspected/confirmed COVID-19, and limit the spread of COVID-19 transmission. To reduce the impact of COVID-19 and other illnesses, the Beckley VAMC and its Greenbrier and Princeton VA Clinics asks patients, staff and visitors to help us slow the spread of infection.

These changes in no way affect scheduled appointments. Please arrive a few minutes early to allow for the brief screening process. Veterans are asked if they have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath to call the Beckley VAMC at (304) 255-2121, choose #3, or ext. 8003 before visiting the medical center or clinic. In addition to calling first, there are virtual care options such as TeleHealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging.

Our continued mission is to care for Veterans by providing a safe environment for all. These precautionary measures will assist in that effort. All staff and visitors are reminded to wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. For further updates, please visit https://www.beckley.va.gov/ or Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VABeckley

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