Salem VA Medical Center
Current Operating Status
As of Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:35 AM EDT
VA Lead Sites Begin Reintroduction of Health Care Services Deferred During Pandemic
VA is moving forward with reintroducing select health care services at facilities across the country. As part of VHA’s effort, each VISN selected facilities as Lead Sites to be the first to implement a phased approach to reintroduce health care services while ensuring a safe environment. Salem VA Medical Center (SVAMC) was selected as a Lead Site for the nation and began this first phase May 26, 2020. Lessons learned from lead sites will be shared with other facilities.
As we welcome Veterans back, we will continue safety measures including, but not limited to, physical distancing, environmental cleaning recommendations outlined by the CDC, face coverings for all, and staff and Veteran screening for signs of COVID-19 infection. *Safe* care is our mission and our continuing commitment to Veterans and staff. For additional information regarding services, please contact a member of your Primary Care Team by calling 540-982-2463 or by sending a secure message to your team through the MyHealtheVet portal.
Please see the following important information about changes regarding access to Salem VAMC campus. Patients who have flu-like symptoms or concerns should call their Primary Care Team and follow the prompts before they come to the facility.
Access to the SVAMC campus for all patients seeking health care or for other business purposes will be limited to the West Gate (near Arnold Burton School). This will include all public transportation. The gate will be open 24/7 to include Weekends, Holidays, Evenings and Nights. NOTE: The East Gate will be restricted for staff entry only. Screenings will also be conducted at our VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). Please allow extra time for screenings.
Everyone entering the campus will be screened and must wear a face covering at all times while at the facility. Patients are encouraged to bring their own face covering if available or one will be provided if necessary. Patients who have previously diagnosed clinical conditions which prevent them from wearing a mask should consult their provider.
Safe care is our Mission! We appreciate your help in limiting the spread of viruses. For more information about the Coronavirus, please read the latest information at: https://www.va.gov/coronavirus/.
Prepare. Plan. Stay informed. Visit www.ready.gov to learn about preparedness kits, family emergency plans, and more!
|Salem VA Medical Center||Limited Services|
|The Salem VA Medical Center is open with limited in-person services. All virtual services of care are active. All urgent and emergency care options are open for in-person care, including mental health.|
|The Danville VA Clinic is open with limited in-person services. Vetearns should contact the clinic to speak with their primary care team.|
|The Staunton VA Clinic is open with limited in-person services. Veterans should contact the clinic to speak with their primary care team.|
|The Lynchburg VA Clinic is open with limited in-person services. Veterans should contact the clinic to speak with their primary care team.|
|The Tazewell VA Clinic is open with limited in-person services. Veterans should contact the clinic to speak with their primary care team.|
|The Wytheville VA Clinic is open with limited in-person services. Veterans should contact the clinic to speak with their primary care team.|
- Emergency: 911
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
- 24 Hour Nurse: 540-982-2463
(option 3) or
- Change Your Appointment: 540-982-2463
(option 2) or
- Media Inquiries: 540-982-2463
ext. 1400 or ext. 3554
- National Veterans Helpline: 1-800-507-4571
- Patient Locator: 540-982-2463
(option 0) or
- Pharmacy Refill: 540-983-1099 or
- Staff Locator: Not Available
- Telephone Care: 540-982-2463
(option 2) or
Joselyn Cutlip, Emergency Management Specialist - (540) 982-2463, ext. 4634
Cynthia Stevens, Assistant Chief, Safety Officer - (540) 982-2463 ext. 2292