Situation Update - VA Puget Sound Health Care System

VA Puget Sound Health Care System Update
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VA Puget Sound Health Care
System Update



06/08/2021 04:13 PM EDT

COVID-19 Update - June 8, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations are available by appointment to Veterans, spouses, and caregivers at our main campuses: Seattle (Thursday afternoon & Friday morning) and American Lake (Monday afternoon and Friday morning). The facility is not offering walk-in vaccine appointments. The Seattle campus is currently offering the Pfizer and Janssen vaccines. The American Lake campus is currently offering the Janssen vaccine.

Individuals should call 206-716-5716 to schedule a vaccine. If you don't receive care at VA, sign up here ( prior to calling to schedule an appointment.

While at VA you will need to wear a face mask, and physical distancing measures will be in place.  

You can also get updates on social media: and If you would like to receive automated updates via email, please sign up with your email address on our website - - look under the social media icons on right for "Subscribe to Receive Email Updates."

We also continue to maximize personalized virtual care options. We know these services have been a valuable link to our Veterans during this challenging time, providing increased access to care regardless of where you live. Here are some examples of ways you can access care from home:
  • Telephone or Video Appointments: Receive care at home—either over the phone or via video using VA Video Connect on your computers, smartphones or tablets. To set up virtual appointments, send your health care team a secure message on My HealtheVet by visiting or call us at 1-800-329-8387, VA is requesting that Veterans only call with urgent needs at this time.
  • Prescription Refills: Veterans can request prescription refills, order and ship medications home using My HealtheVet or Rx Refill mobile app. Download the app at
  • Secure Messaging: With a free My HealtheVet Premium account, Veterans can send secure messages to their health care team online to ask non-urgent health questions, request referrals and send updates about medical conditions. Other tools and services available to Veterans with the Premium account include, ability to access health records, view military service information and ability to join video visits using the VA Appointments tools. There are two ways to register, online or in-person at a VA facility.
To upgrade online using a VA HealtheVet sign-in partner (DS Logon and, follow these steps: From the My HealtheVet sign in page, sign in to your Advanced My HealtheVet account using a sign-in partner. Select the Upgrade Now button. Check the certification box to verify account owner. Select Continue. Check the Accept My HealtheVet Terms & Conditions box. Select Continue to complete the upgrade.