Bedford VA Medical Center Temporarily Closes Outpatient Clinics ~ Effective Monday, March 30, 2020

Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Springs Road has announced that all its Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), will close temporarily effective Monday, March 30, 2020, due to COVID-19.

All CBOC providers and staff have been converted to virtual care at this time and Veterans are recommended to use telehealth–either phone or video–for their scheduled appointments.

To help us address the most urgent needs first, we ask that Veterans receiving healthcare from Bedford VAMC use one of our online tools for routine or non-urgent concerns.

You can:

  • Use Secure Messaging. You can send a secure message to your provider about any health concern or question.
  • Download VA Video Connect. Your provider may ask you to consider telehealth for an upcoming appointment. By downloading and learning about the VA Video Connect app now, you can prepare yourself. 

Because this is a rapidly changing situation, the best way to get the most up-to-date facility information is to check your local VA health facility’s website.

VA continues to strongly encourage Veterans, staff members, and their families to take everyday precautions to protect against respiratory illnesses caused by COVID-19, the flu, and the common cold.

For more information, questions or concerns, contact the Bedford VAMC Telephone Care Line, available 24 hours a day, at 1 (800) 838-6331. The Veterans Crisis Line is also 24/7 for urgent issues at 1 (800) 273-8255, Press 1.

Closures

  • Gloucester
  • Haverhill; face to face visits by exception only as determined by clinician
  • Lynn; face to face visits by exception only as determined by clinician

Open Care Locations

  • Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford

Connect with the Bedford VA


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