Attention, To date, there have not been any confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for staff or Veterans at the Medical Center (TVAMC). In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, we are asking all Veterans to please call the facility at (205) 554-2010 More Details
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Update to the facility entrances, the entrance to Building #137 will be closed until further notice to help with the screening process, The entries to Building 38, 61, 135 and will be the only entrances for clinical care and will be open from 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM, and all that enter will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to entering. Between the hours of 4:30 PM and 7:00 AM, and all-day during holidays and weekends; all visitors and staff must enter through Building 135 main entry.
To date, there have not been any confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for staff or Veterans at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center (TVAMC). In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, we are asking all Veterans to please call the facility at (205) 554-2010, if you are experiencing symptoms to determine if it is safe to come to the facility.
Effective March 18th 2020; there will not be any visitors allowed in the facility. Only up to 1 caregiver is allowed to escort Veterans to an appointment. No children 18 or under are allowed to enter the facility. Veterans that do not have an appointment are asked not to come to the facility.
No visitors allowed on any of our inpatient/residential units, with exceptions on a case by case basis for the families of Veterans receiving end of life care. We are doing everything we can to remain in contact with the family/friends of our patients to provide updates on their care and to allow for other forms of communication with their loved ones.
Various clinics providing elective services are cancelling clinics per VHA guidance. We are reaching out directly to those affected; however, we are asking that you please call ahead prior to your appointments.
Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all Recreation areas will be closed to outpatients and employees until further notice.
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the KT Therapeutic Pool, and the KT Gym will be closed to outpatients and employees until further notice.
The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center would also like you to know that we offer VA Video Connect to our Veterans. With VA Video Connect on a desktop, smartphone or tablet, Veterans can participate in video appointments that are encrypted to ensure a secure, private session. VA Video Connect is a web-based platform that allows Veterans to meet with their providers online in a “virtual medical room”. Each room is secure and HIPAA compliant allowing Veterans to receive treatment while enjoying their morning coffee in their homes or any environment of their choosing. The application can be used for any and all medical appointments when a hands-on physical examination is not required.
For more information please click this VA Video Connect and/or this link for more information. To learn more visit https://mobile.va.gov or contact the National Telehealth Technology Help Desk at 866-651-3180 or 703-234-4483 available Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. ET
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