Beckley VA Medical Center will stop guests and visitors due to COVID-19 pandemic

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Beckley VA Medical Center has taken additional actions to protect Veterans, visitors, and employees from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Effective immediately, no guests, no visitors, and no accompaniments, 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, staff and other guests.

Clinical staff are reviewing Veteran’s records who have scheduled appointment and procedures and are providing virtual appointments when clinically appropriate. Urgent and emergent procedures continue as scheduled.  Veterans can learn more about Telehealth programs here.

Everyone entering the Beckley VA Medical Center and the VA Clinics in Greenbrier County and Princeton are being screened at the Emergency Department Entrance. The screening process includes questions about recent travel history, symptoms, exposure to anyone with COVID-19 and a temperature reading.

Our continued mission is to care for Veterans by providing a safe environment for all. These precautionary measures will assist in that effort. As a reminder, please call (304-255-2121, choose #3 or ext. 8003) the Beckley VAMC before going to a clinic or emergency room, especially if you have symptoms of a fever, cough and shortness of breath. Calling first helps us protect you, medical staff and other patients. Everyone is reminded to wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.


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