Situation Update - Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center Update
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Tuscaloosa VA
Medical Center Update



04/17/2020 05:44 PM EDT


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.

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 18, 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.



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