Current Operating Status - Chillicothe VA Medical Center
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Chillicothe VA Medical Center

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Current Operating Status

Situation Update

As of Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

The Chillicothe VA phone system is currently being updated.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.  When calling the facility, you must now enter a 1 in front of the 4 digit extension you wish to reach.  Again, we are sorry for the inconvenience

In an effort to protect the health of Veterans and visitors at the Chillicothe VA and Community Clinics, those accessing the VA will be screened for Coronavirus as they enter the facility 

Attention Veterans


Change in Inpatient Flow

In response to the continued rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations across the country, the Chillicothe VA Medical Center is adjusting our inpatient flow procedures accordingly. 

Patients requiring acute medical care will be transferred to Dayton VAMC, Wright Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center and Cincinnati VAMC as capacity and medical need dictate.  This will allow the Chillicothe VA to focus our resources and staff on our most vulnerable Veterans, such as those in our Community Living Center.

Screening Process

In an effort to protect the health of Veterans and visitors at the Chillicothe VA and Community Clinics, those accessing the VA will be screened for Coronavirus prior to admission into the facility.  

Screening questions include: 

  • Have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 48 hours: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea?
  • Within the past 14 days, have you been in close physical contact (6 feet or closer for at least 15 minutes) with a person who is known to have laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or with anyone who has any symptoms consistent with COVID-19?
  • Are you currently waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test?

Please contact your healthcare provider if you are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms and before you visit your local medical center or clinic.  

Individuals are encouraged to take every day preventative actions to avoid being exposed to the virus:  

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick or becoming sick.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Masks must be worn at all times while on the VA campus or at one of our community outpatient clinics when social distancing is not possible.  The VA will provide a mask to Veterans who do not have one available to them.  Be aware that wearing a mask does not replace the practice of hand hygiene and every day preventative actions to avoid exposure to the virus. 

Anyone accompanying a Veteran to their appointments must be limited to those who are deemed medically necessary and 18 years of age or older.  Inpatient units continue to be closed to visitors until further notice.  

Services

Virtual care options such as telehealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging are available.  Contact your provider for more information.

Moving forward together, we will continue to provide exceptional care to our Veterans.  Your trust in VA is paramount. Safe care is our mission and our continuing commitment to you.

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Facility Status

Parent Facility
Chillicothe VA Medical Center Limited Services
We are conducting a gradual re-opening of face-to-face appointments. Please call your provider to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins at this time. Masks are to be worn at all times upon entering a building. The VA will provide a mask to Veterans who do not have one available.
Community Based Outpatient Clinics
Athens Limited Services
We are conducting a gradual re-opening of face-to-face appointments. Please call your provider to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins at this time. Masks are to be worn at all times upon entering a building. The VA will provide a mask to Veterans who do not have one available.
Cambridge Limited Services
We are conducting a gradual re-opening of face-to-face appointments. Please call your provider to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins at this time. Masks are to be worn at all times upon entering a building. The VA will provide a mask to Veterans who do not have one available.
Lancaster Limited Services
We are conducting a gradual re-opening of face-to-face appointments. Please call your provider to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins at this time. Masks are to be worn at all times upon entering a building. The VA will provide a mask to Veterans who do not have one available.
Marietta Limited Services
We are conducting a gradual re-opening of face-to-face appointments. Please call your provider to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins at this time. Masks are to be worn at all times upon entering a building. The VA will provide a mask to Veterans who do not have one available.
Portsmouth Limited Services
We are conducting a gradual re-opening of face-to-face appointments. Please call your provider to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins at this time. Masks are to be worn at all times upon entering a building. The VA will provide a mask to Veterans who do not have one available.
Wilmington Limited Services
We are conducting a gradual re-opening of face-to-face appointments. Please call your provider to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins at this time. Masks are to be worn at all times upon entering a building. The VA will provide a mask to Veterans who do not have one available.

Telephone Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
  • 24 Hour Nurse: 740-772-7034
  • Change Your Appointment: 740-773-1141 or 1-800-358-8262
  • Media Inquiries: 740-773-1141, x7080
  • National Veterans Helpline: 1-800-507-4571
  • Patient Locator: Not Available
  • Pharmacy Refill: 740-773-1141, x7118 or 1-800-358-8262, x7118
  • Staff Locator: Not Available
  • Telephone Care: 1-888-838-6446