Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS)
If you have symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath, call 866-601-1079 or 800-214-8387 before visiting us. Face coverings are mandatory at each facility and we encourage you to bring your own, or you can use one we provide. More Details
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.
Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Visitors are allowed for medical necessity and end-of-life care. The core principles for COVID-19 infection prevention, regardless of vaccination status, should continue and include:
- Screening for COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to someone with COVID-19 infection of all individuals that enter a CLC or SCID unit
- Use of a well-fitted face mask
- Hand hygiene, including the availability of alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- The physical distancing of at least 6 feet
- No visitors under the age of 18 are permitted, including infants.
- No visitors will be allowed to wait in common areas (waiting rooms, vending areas, etc.).
Essential Companions for Outpatient Veterans: One essential companion (under the age of 18 is not permitted) should be allowed if their in-person presence is necessary for the care or comfort of a Veteran receiving outpatient care. Examples include a family member taking a Veteran home after a procedure involving sedation, a caregiver required to provide bedside care for a Veteran due to the specifics of the Veteran’s disability, or a chaperone helping a Veteran navigate the facility.
Note: It is the Veterans decision if a essential companion is needed for assistance.
These restrictions apply to all care locations, including health care facilities, ambulatory care, waiting areas, and emergency rooms. Only one visitor per Veteran is allowed for Veterans who require assistance.
We urge you to accept virtual care appointments instead of face-to-face appointments for your safety as well as the safety of our staff and the community. These non-traditional, or virtual care, appointments include HealtheVet Secure Messaging, telehealth, telephone calls, and video visits. All routine follow-up visits should be handled by virtual care at this time to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Only urgent and emergent care should be provided on site.
Veterans, if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, call the CAVHCS CARE CENTER at 866-601-1079 or 800-214-8387 before you visit. We strongly recommend that you call before coming to our campuses for any reason. If you must come to the Perry Hill campus in Montgomery, you may enter through the Emergency Department. If you are visiting the Tuskegee campus, you may enter through Building 83 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Building 2 after business hours.
Also, the CAVHCS pharmacy is piloting a drive-thru prescription pickup at the Montgomery VA Clinic. The pickup service is for emergency prescriptions only. We continue to routinely refill prescriptions by phone for delivery by mail. Simply call us at 1-800-214-8387 and press 2 for pharmacy. Follow the automated prompts to refill your medication. You’ll need the prescription number, which can be found on the prescription slip or the medication bottle.
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