COVID-19 vaccines: All Veterans, spouses and caregivers can get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA by appointment or walk-in clinic. Visit our vaccine information page.
Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video.
For the latest coronavirus information: Visit the CDC website.
Visitor Policy Update
Visitation Policy Update (March 9, 2021)
Planning and Operations Sections of Incident Command have determined that public health data and our facility data (see graph) indicates that a modification to the Visitation Restrictions would be staff for our Veterans and our staff.
Effective March 9, 2021,
• One visitor may accompany a veteran for an outpatient visit in any location of care. No approval from operation line is required.
• Visiting hours at John Cochran campus are from 12 noon to 6 pm daily. One person may visit an inpatient at a time with the visit lasting no more than 1 hour. Screeners will contact the patient care area to ensure that no other visitors are in the patient room.
• Social distancing is still required. Services are expected to manage waiting space and have the visitor move to the exam room with the Veteran.
For visitors who fall within the exceptions above, please note, visitors must not have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath), and will be required to participate in our COVID-19 screening. Screening and masking is required for all Veterans and visitors.