Salem VA Medical Center is committed to providing safe, high-quality care. Entry to the campus is limited to the West Gate. Masks are required and screening is in effect. All Veterans and visitors will be screened at these entrances. More Details
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Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. Please contact us first before going to any of our locations. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video.
For the latest coronavirus information: Visit the CDC website.
Changes to Access Salem VAMC & Visitor Information
The Salem VA Medical Center (SVAMC) and its community-based outpatient clinics are actively screening everyone at entrances to ensure that we are maintaining as safe an environment as possible. Please allow for the additional screening time if you have an in-person appointment. Thank you for your cooperation and attention to the following information as we work together to end the spread of COVID-19.
Everyone seeking access to the SVAMC campus will be directed to use the West Gate (near Arnold Burton School). This includes all public transportation. The gate is open 24/7 to include Weekends/Holidays.
Everyone entering the campus will be screened and must wear a face covering at all times while at the facility. We encourage patients to bring their own face covering if they have one but one will provide one if necessary. Patients who have previously diagnosed clinical conditions which prevent them from wearing a face covering should consult their provider.
NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 IS ALLOWED IN SALEM VA HCS BUILDINGS - TO INCLUDE VISITORS AND CAREGIVERS
EFFECTIVE MARCH 22, 2021 - In-Patient Visitation Rules: 1 Vistior per patient for 1-hour (except as noted below)
Community Living Center (CLC) - NO VISITORS
HCI Unit - NO VISITORS - Contact the unit for patient information (Ext. 2219 or 6721)
Progressive and Intensive Care Units - In Patient rooms only from 3-4 p.m.
Acute Medical/Surgical Units - In Patient rooms only from 3-4 p.m.
Domiciliary - After 4 p.m. in lobby of Bldg. 7, waiting area of Bldg. 9 or the front courtyards of Bldg. 7 and 9
Acute Psychiatry - Visitor must call ahead (Ext. 4669) 30-minute visitor limit, no food or drink, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily
All outpatient clinic areas including emergency department are limited to 1 caregiver per patient. Caregiver/attendant may not be permitted in exam room if space does not permit physical distance capability.
- Any exception to the above, to include bringing a child inside a building, must be approved by either the Chief of Staff, AD/PNS, or Executive Director.
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