Current Operating Status - VA Northern Indiana Health Care System
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VA Northern Indiana Health Care System

 

Current Operating Status

Situation Update

As of Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

VA is ready for coronavirus—and working to protect you

Planning to visit a VA health care facility? Here’s what to expect.

By now, you’ve heard about the coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, that’s causing respiratory illness around the world.

Fortunately, VA is ready. We have plans in place to protect everyone who gets care, visits or works at one of our facilities.

For Veterans, families and visitors, that means your VA visit will be different for a while. Visitor restrictions are in effect at ALL VA Northern Indiana Health Care System facilities. Help us limit the spread of COVID-19, the flu, and other illnesses to our Veterans and your loved ones.

If you’re a Veteran seeking medical care, call before visiting—even if you already have an appointment. Or you can sign in to MyHealtheVet 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. No one under the age of 18 is permitted.

If you do visit a VA hospital, clinic, community living center or other health care facility, you’ll be met at the entrance by a VA staff. They will greet you and ask three screening questions:

  1. Have you been in contact with a COVID-19 patient?
  2. Have you been in an area with high numbers of COVID-19 patients?
  3. Do you have any flu like symptoms such as fever, coughing and sneezing?


Depending on your answers, a VA health care professional will assist you on the next steps of your visit.

If you’re a Veteran coming in for an appointment, plan to leave home a little earlier than usual to allow time for the screening.

All are reminded to wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after appointments.

Exceptions may be made for visitors of patients to include those who are in critical condition or in end-of-life situations.

Additional policies restricting visitors may be put in place on certain specialty units or as conditions warrant.

We’re doing all we can to make sure everyone in every VA facility—patients, families, visitors, staff and anyone else—stays as safe as possible during this situation.

For the latest VA updates on the coronavirus and common-sense tips on preventing the spread of disease, visit https://www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/

 

Facility Status

Parent Facility
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System Normal Hours
Medical Centers
Fort Wayne Campus Normal Hours
Marion Campus Normal Hours
Community Based Outpatient Clinics
Columbia Place VA Clinic Normal Hours
Fort Wayne VA Clinic Normal Hours
Goshen, Indiana Normal Hours
Muncie, Indiana Limited Services
Appointments only
Peru, Indiana Limited Services
Appointments only
St. Joseph County VA Clinic, Indiana Normal Hours

Telephone Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
  • 24 Hour Nurse: 1-888-838-6446
  • Change Your Appointment: 1-800-360-8387, press 2
  • Media Inquiries: 1-260-426-5431 ext 71512
  • National Veterans Helpline: 1-800-507-4571
  • Patient Locator: 1-800-360-8387, enter 5-digit extension or press 0 for operator
  • Pharmacy Refill: Fort Wayne area
    260-426-5431
    Marion area
    765-674-3321
    Toll Free
    1-800-360-8387, press 1
  • Staff Locator: 1-800-360-8387, enter 5-digit extension or press 0 for operator
  • Telephone Care: Fort Wayne area
    260-426-5431
    Marion area
    765-674-3321
    Toll Free
    1-800-360-8387, press 3