Miami VA Situation Update

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

09/08/2017 08:55 AM EDT

Miami VA Healthcare System Status: The Miami VA Healthcare System is now responding to Hurricane Irma. All scheduled appointments are canceled through Monday, Sept. 11 and all community clinics are closed. The Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center is now serving in an emergency response role and all clinics are closed through Monday, Sept. 11.

Reminder: The Miami VA Healthcare System is not a hurricane shelter. This includes the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center and all its satellite clinics. Please call 311 for local shelter information.

FACILITY STATUS:

  • Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center – All clinics are closed. Emergency Response only.
  • Key West – Closed through Monday, Sept. 11
  • Sunrise – Closed through Monday, Sept. 11
  • Deerfield Beach – Closed through Monday, Sept. 11
  • Hollywood – Closed through Monday, Sept. 11
  • Homestead – Closed through Monday, Sept. 11
  • Key Largo – Closed through Monday, Sept. 11
  • Pembroke Pines – Closed through Monday, Sept. 11
  • Healthcare for Homeless Veterans – Closed through Monday, Sept. 11

VET CENTERS:

  • Fort Lauderdale – Closed through Monday, Sept. 11
  • Pompano Beach – Closed through Monday, Sept. 11
  • Miami – Closed through Monday, Sept. 11

PATIENT STATUS: The Miami VA Healthcare System is now responding to Hurricane Irma. All scheduled appointments are canceled through Monday, Sept. 11 and all community clincs are closed. The Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center is now serving in an emergency response role and all clinics are closed through Monday, Sept. 11

EMERGENCY PRESCRIPTION REFILLS FOR VETERANS: VA has activated the Pharmacy Disaster Relief Plan for Miami, Orlando, San Juan, Tampa and West Palm Beach. Eligible Veterans with a VA ID Card needing emergency supply of medications will be able to go to any retail pharmacy open to the public with a written prescription or active VA prescription bottle (not older than 6 months and with refills available) to receive at least a 10 day supply.  Note:  This does not include controlled substances.  Patients must present a valid VA ID Card.

If a Veteran is displaced, and has lost their medication and no longer has a written prescription or bottle, they can contact the Health Resources Center Disaster Hotline at 1 800 507 4571 to speak with a representative. The representative will qualify the request by asking a few questions and provide the Veteran with their prescription number. The Miami VAHS Pharmacy phone number is 305-575-3376.

SHELTER INFORMATION: The Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center in downtown Miami IS NOT a shelter. For evacuation and shelter information, please visit the websites below.

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You may also check the Miami VA Healthcare System social media accounts on Facebook* and Twitter* for the latest information about operating status.

Employees should visit the Work Status for Employees page for more information.

Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.

Visit www.ready.gov* to learn about disaster preparedness kits, family emergency plans, and more. Florida State Hurricane information can be found at www.floridadisaster.org*.

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Seth Eisenberg

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