VA lists storm closures

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System

Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System

Amy Rohlfs
VA Pacific Islands Health Care System

The VA has released the following information.

For the Hawaiian Islands, the following Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 12:

• Oahu
— Spark Matsunaga Ambulatory Care Clinic
— Leeward CBOC
• Maui CBOC
• Molokai VA clinic
• Lanai VA clinic

The following Community Based Outpatient Clinics will be open:
• Oahu
outpatient Dialysis Services will remain  open
• Kauai CBO 
• Hilo CBOC 
• Kona CBOC

For Guam & Saipan, outpatient clinics will be open Thursday.

The VA has enacted the Pharmacy Disaster Relief Plan for the islands of Maui, Hilo, Kona and Molokai affected by the hurricane. Veterans who need an emergency supply of medications will be able to go to any retail pharmacy open to the public, with a written prescription or active VA prescription bottle (not older than 6 months) and has active refills available.

Veterans can receive at least a 30 day supply of medications under this plan.  Controlled substances are not included. Veterans must present a valid VA ID Card when requesting medications, and they should also have another form of ID available. This service is planned to conclude on Thursday, Sept. 13th, 2018.

Contact the Heritage Health Customer Care Line at 1-866-265-0124, option 1 for billing information. Heritage operating hours during the storm period are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CST and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST.  They are closed on Sunday.

Please note that the VA Pacific Island Health Care System is not a designated emergency shelter.  Guam Naval Hospital is on alert, but is operational.

Important Information

  • Veterans who need emergency medical services should call 9-1-1 and visit their closest open emergency room throughout the storm period. For non-emergency health-related questions, please call for any VA related medical needs 1 (800)-214-1306.
  • VA Employees please contact your direct supervisor for specific questions related to your work area.
  • Information will also be available on a recording at (808)  433-0099.

Do NOT leave any messages.  The messages will not be checked and retrieved.

Be prepared and be safe,

One Team, One Ohana! 

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