VA Black Hills Health Care System
Facebook Live Veteran Town Hall
Tuesday, April 7, 2020Veteran Town Hall:
VA Black Hills is holding a Facebook Live Veteran Town Hall on Monday, April 13th at 5:00 p.m. Join us to hear updates on our COVID-19 preparations and response. During the Town Hall anyone can type a question into the comments section. We look forward to hearing from you online. Like us on Facebook and join the town hall on April 13th. https://www.facebook.com/VABlackHills/
Stay home and stay safe:
If you are experiencing symptoms such as cough, fever, or shortness of breath call the nurse triage line at 1-877-339-6837 to discuss your symptoms. There are many ways to stay connected with your health care team through virtual options. Use our online tools for routine or non-urgent questions.
Use Secure Messaging. You can send a secure message to your provider about any health concern or question. https://www.myhealth.va.gov/
Download VA Video Connect. Your provider may ask you to consider telehealth for an upcoming appointment. By downloading and learning about the VA Video Connect app now, you can prepare yourself. https://mobile.va.gov/appstore
Refill prescriptions by phone, My HeatheVet or the Rx Refill Mobile App to safely receive medications through the mail.
For Veterans in crisis, connect with caring and qualified professionals with the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 Press 1.
Take advantage of resources available on our Facebook page such are regular videos on mental health, nutrition, yoga and staying well. https://www.facebook.com/VABlackHills/
If you are a Veteran coming to one of our campuses, plan for additional time to allow for screening. There is limited access to the buildings. At Fort Meade patients may enter through the Emergency Room waiting room entrance and at Hot Springs you may enter through Building 1 main entrance, Building 1 handicapped entrance, the Canteen and Urgent Care during normal hours. At this time, we are not allowing visitors to accompany a Veteran to an appointment. We will allow compassionate exemptions in end of life situations.
Because this is a rapidly changing situation, the best way to get the most up-to-date information is to follow our Facebook page and website.