Help Limit the Spread of COVID-19
As the VA works closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other local and federal agencies to address the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, Veteran Health Indiana is working to guard your health and safety. Please read below to learn about minimizing non-urgent appointments and procedures, asking visitors to stay home, and medical screening at all of our doors.
Veterans are invited to call their Veteran COVID-19 Call Center, (317) 554-0000, option 9, 8am - 4pm before visiting their provider at the VA medical center or local VA clinic.
Non-urgent appointments are being rescheduled or converted to phone or telehealth visits to reduce unnecessary travel.
Veterans are encouraged to request their appointment through Telehealth or VA Mobile apps.
Veterans may also reach out to their provider by phone or secure messaging through MyHealtheVet.
ENTERING A HEALTHCARE FACILITY
- Anyone entering one of our facilities will be screened based on questions regarding possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
- If screening indicates an individual should proceed to their appointment, they will be issued a yellow sticker.
- If screening indicates an individual should receive an additional clinical check to discuss their health, they will receive a private consultation with a clinician.
- At this time, we are not allowing visitors to any of our healthcare facilities to support efforts to stop the spread of the disease. If someone takes you to your appointment, or a similar situation, please plan for them to wait in the car. Questions can be directed to the screeners at the doors.
RICHARD L. ROUDEBUSH VA MEDICAL CENTER ENTRANCES
All entrances are closed, except the Atrium, West Tenth Street Lobby and D-Wing. Hours of operation are as follows:
- Atrium Entrance – Open 24/7
- D-Wing Entrance – Open Monday-Friday, 3 AM to 8 PM; Saturday, 5 AM to 4 PM; and Sunday, Closed
- West Tenth Street Entrance – Open Monday-Friday, 5 AM to 8 PM; Saturday and Sunday, Closed
- Hematology, Infusion Clinic, Oncology and Dialysis patients will need to enter through the D-Wing Entrance.
Here are some basic prevention techniques that apply at work and in your home.
- Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Washing your hands often with soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
- Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 60-percent alcohol), if soap and water are not available.
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Refraining from touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Staying home when sick.