Hurricane Sandy Aftermath
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System's Manhattan facility was closed for repairs and is gradually reopening. Veterans due for appointments are being contacted. If you need to make an appointment, please call Centralized Scheduling at 1-877-877-9267 (Mon-Fri, 7:30am-8:00pm). As April 19, the following outpatient services are available at 23rd Street: Urgent Care Center, Coumadin Clinic, Pharmacy, Dermatology, urology clinic, the PTSD Clinic, OEF/OIF Clinic, the Pulmonary Function Testing Lab, non-invasive cardiology, Chemotherapy, outpatient rehabilitation, cardiology mental health, nuclear medicine, radiology, diagnostics, audiology, eyeglass dispensary, dialysis and ear, nose and throat. Other services include Home Based Primary Care, the Cafeteria and Compensation & Pension Exams.
The Manhattan facility, which is in the City's flood zone, was safely evacuated on October 28, prior to the storm. Located at 423 East 23rd Street, the Manhattan VA Medical Center sustained flood damage during the storm. The basement and ground floor were flooded, resulting in failure of electrical switches, mechanical systems, steam and the fire suppression system. Also destroyed was clinical equipment, including a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) used in outpatient clinic areas, located on the ground floor. VA officials worked quickly to assess the damage and begin repairs and mold mitigation.
Inpatient services and the Emergency Department will return on or before July 1, 2013.
For more information or questions, please call the Veterans Help Line at 1-855-269-8338, Monday through Friday.