Situation Update - Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital Update
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Edward Hines Jr
VA Hospital Update



01/13/2021 10:34 AM EST

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UPDATE: Hines' Current Vaccination Stratification List: (1/11/2021)
We are offering vaccinations to the following categories and calling them to set up appointments:

-- Veterans 85+ years old
-- Dialysis Patients
-- Chemotherapy Patients
-- Organ transplant Veterans
-- Homeless Veteran Program participants
-- Inpatient Spinal Cord Center
-- Community Living Center
-- Residential Care Facility (RCF)
-- Hines VA employees

We are opening a Saturday COVID-19 vaccine clinic starting Jan. 16.
As vaccines become available for more groups of Veterans, VA care teams will reach out to eligible Veterans to schedule vaccinations. There is no need to preregister or come to a facility to sign up. Visit VA's COVID-19 vaccine public-facing website for more information at

Hines VA is on limited services operating status.

Important Updates:

- Face coverings is required for all patients, vistors and staff while on Hines VA Campus. Face coverings will be provided at designated screening entrances. 

- For the safety of patients, visitors and staff, the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital is changing its visitation policy for all of its heath care facilities to help to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. The VA Hospital and its six community-based VA clinics are adopting a “No Visitors” policy until further notice. Visitors will be prohibited from entering the medical center or clinics unless it is necessary for providing medical care or visiting under compassionate care circumstances, such as grave illness or imminent death of a family member under care in the facility; these visits will be limited to one individual at a time and only in the Veteran’s room. No visitors under the age of 14 will be permitted. All Veterans and visitors (meeting the above criteria) entering the campus will be pre-screened for signs of respiratory illness prior to entry. Per CDC guidance and VA protocols, individuals known to be at risk for a COVID-19 infection are immediately isolated to prevent potential spread to others.

Hines VA Closure Update:

Credit Union – Normal Hours
Starbucks - 630am - 2pm
Canteen - 630am - 4pm, Closed on Weekends
Barbershop- Closed
Canteen Atrium Vendors - Closed
Retail- 5am-7pm- Tuesday and Thursday
Patriots Store - Normal Hours
Post Office – Normal Hours
Food Pantry - Every Thursday - 10am - 12pm - Grab N Go
Day care - Normal Hours
ROI (Release of Information)- Closed- Please call 708-202-2121 for assistance between 8am - 4pm Mon- Fri 

Designated Access Points At Hines VA Hospital:

Building 228
Visitor Screening- Open 7am-4:30pm
*** NOTE: Long lines may be experienced at Building 228. Please consider alternative entry points.***

Building 200 – Main Entrance Lobby
Patient/Visitor Screening - Open 6am-10pm

Emergency Room Entrance
Patient/Visitor Screening - Open 24/7

Building 221 – RCF  
RCF  Staff - Open 8am-5pm

Building 128 – SCI
SCI Staff - Open 8am-5pm

Building 113 – Blind Rehab
BR Staff - Open 8am-5pm

Building 217 – CLC
CLC Staff - Open 8am-5pm

The VA is monitoring the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Call your local VA medical center if you have symptoms, have traveled to an area with widespread transmission of COVID 19, or exposed to others diagnosed with the virus. For more updates on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), please visit VA Public Health