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Veterans evacuating due to hurricane can go to any VA medical facility for health care

VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin has directed VA staff to break down barriers and eliminate any red tape to ensure that Veterans evacuating due to Hurricane Irma receive seamless care at any VA health care facility throughout the nation, especially the Southeast.

VA facilities have been directed to engage their Traveling Veterans Coordinator to ensure that systems are in place so that all Veterans impacted by evacuations associated with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are able to obtain care at any VA facility where they may seek it. Veterans will be offered mental health, homeless services, and health care through our medical centers, clinics, and mobile medical units as needed.

If you are a Veteran from a storm-affected areas and require immediate assistance, contact the Health Resource Center Disaster Hotline at 1-800-507-4571.

VA’s VAntage Point blog has the latest information on hurricane impact to VA facilities and services. For those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, click here. For information on Hurricane Irma, click here. For the latest on VA’s response, read more here on VAntage Point.

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