COVID-19 Precautions at Wilmington VA Medical Center. More Details
COVID-19 vaccines: To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit our vaccine information page.
Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. Please contact us first before going to any of our locations. 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.
COVID-19 vaccines at VA
We're working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to plan for providing COVID-19 vaccines to VA health care personnel and Veterans. We know you have a lot of questions, and information is changing quickly. We created a VA COVID-19 Vaccine webpage with information on:
- Who will get a COVID-19 vaccine first
- Basic information about getting your vaccine at VA
- Questions ou may have about COVID-19 vaccines
- More helpful information and resources
Learn more on the VA COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.
Call us before visiting! If you’re experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, please call us at 1-800-461-8262 (press 3) before visiting—even if you already have an appointment. Or you can sign in to My HealtheVet and send a secure message. You may be able to get diagnosed and receive care through VA telehealth without having to come in at all.
To ensure the health and safety of our Veterans, staff and visitors, we’re currently following CDC guidelines and limiting visitors for patients receiving care at Wilmington VA Medical Center. Limiting outside visitors helps us protect older Veterans and those who already have health issues.
If you want or need a family member or friend to be a part of a scheduled health care visit, please let us know ahead of time so we can safely prepare for their participation. We do make an exception for Veterans who qualify as an end-of-life "compassionate case."
Community Care Resources
With the passing of the MISSION Act in 2019, the VA greatly expanded Veterans’ access to health care by allowing them to receive care in community health facilities when certain eligibility requirements are met.
To avoid confusion and possible delays in claims processing, the Wilmington VA Medical Center Community Care team put together some resources to assist you should you have questions about how to take advantage of these benefits and contact information to assist you in addressing any issues.
You can download our Community Care Resources document to learn more about:
- Urgent Care
- 72-Hour Community Care Inpatient and Emergency Room Notification Hotline
- Billing Issues Related to Community Care
For all other Community Care-related questions, please call Wilmington VA Medical Center’s dedicated Community Care line below between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please leave a message if calling Community Care after hours.