Current Operating Status - VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
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VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

 

Current Operating Status

Situation Update

As of Friday, June 12, 2020 8:38 AM EDT

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The CDC and VA are committed to reducing the spread of the flu and COVID-19. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath – please stay home and contact your primary care provider/team. Tell them about how you are feeling and any recent travel you or members of your household have taken. They will be able to discuss your appointment options and answer any questions you may have.

To minimize any potential exposure, we are conducting active screenings for all patients, visitors and employees.  Additionally, we have modified our visitation hours as listed below:

St. Albans Community Living Center/Outpatient Clinic - CLC visitation hours have been suspended.  There is ongoing active screening for all staff, patients, and visitors entering the outpatient clinic. 

New York VAMC - Restricted visitation (see below).  Active screening at the front entrance from 6:00AM through 7:00PM.  No entry for visitors during the hours of 7:00PM to 6:00AM.

Brooklyn VAMC - Restricted visitation (see below). Active screening at the front entrance from 6:00AM to 7:00PM. No entry for visitors during the hours of 7:00PM to 6:00AM. The process of checking temperature and asking about other symptoms will be done in a tent environment close to the front entrance of the Medical Center.  Those with fever will be guided to another location for testing. We continue to adjust to the new information coming daily with our focus to ensure the safety and well being of our Veterans and staff.

Restricted Visitation

Visitors and Caregivers - Visitors must be 18+ years old. The number of visitors per patient will be limited. Additional restrictions may be imposed based on the patient's clinical status.

Inpatient Locations - One visitor per adult patient.

Emergency Departments (ED) - Visitors are prohibited in ED patient areas. For patients requiring assistance, one visitor may be permitted.

Outpatient Locations - One person is allowed to accompany each patient to an appointment. If they present ill, they will not be permitted to enter the facility.

For more information about the Coronavirus, please visit: https://www.va.gov/coronavirus/.


Inclement Weather in the Local Commuting Area
During severe weather conditions, hurricanes and large snowstorms, patients are encouraged to call their VA Medical Center or outpatient clinic to reschedule appointments if necessary. Patients will be informed of clinic closings and appointment rescheduling.

Atlantic Hurricane Season: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.
You are encouraged to be aware of weather conditions, keep your gas tank full and keep an emergency supply kit on hand. It is important to prepare your family for unexpected disasters and emergencies. Visit www.ready.gov to learn about preparedness kits, family emergency plans and more. For VA updates and the latest VA emergency response information, visit our site often.

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Facility Status

Parent Facility
VA New York Harbor Healthcare System Limited Services
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Medical Center and all outpatient clinics have limited services. If you have or need an appointment, please call your health care team to arrange a video connect or in-person visit.
Medical Centers
Brooklyn Campus Limited Services
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Medical Center and all outpatient clinics have limited services. If you have or need an appointment, please call your health care team to arrange a video connect or in-person visit.
Manhattan Campus Limited Services
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Medical Center and all outpatient clinics have limited services. If you have or need an appointment, please call your health care team to arrange a video connect or in-person visit.
St. Albans Community Living Center Limited Services
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Medical Center and all outpatient clinics have limited services. If you have or need an appointment, please call your health care team to arrange a video connect or in-person visit.
Outpatient Clinics
Harlem Limited Services
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Medical Center and all outpatient clinics have limited services. If you have or need an appointment, please call your health care team to arrange a video connect or in-person visit.
Staten Island Limited Services
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Medical Center and all outpatient clinics have limited services. If you have or need an appointment, please call your health care team to arrange a video connect or in-person visit.

Telephone Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
  • 24 Hour Nurse: Monday-Friday
    4:30 pm-8:00 am
    1-800-877-6976
    Weekends and holidays
    Open 24 Hours
  • Change Your Appointment: 1-877-877-9267
  • Media Inquiries: 718-630-2804 (Brooklyn/St. Albans)
    212-686-7500 x3670 (Manhattan)
  • National Veterans Helpline: 1-800-507-4571
  • Patient Locator: 718-836-6600 (Brooklyn/St. Albans)
    212-686-7500 (Manhattan)
  • Pharmacy Refill: 1-888-216-9094 or
    1-888-207-2004
  • Staff Locator: 718-836-6600 (Brooklyn/St. Albans)
    212-686-7500 (Manhattan)
  • Telephone Care: Monday-Friday
    4:30 pm-8:00 am
    1-800-877-6976
    Weekends and holidays
    Open 24 Hours
  • Centralized Scheduling: 1-877-877-9267
  • Nursing Helpline: 1-866-940-2877