2019 coronavirus

VA Long Beach Healthcare System provides COVID-19 updates

VA Long Beach hasn’t had a case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, as the number of cases in California rises, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recognized it as a potential pandemic, VA Long Beach put in place new procedures to reduce the risk of transmission.

Entrances Closure
Entry to the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center has been restricted. On weekdays, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., access is restricted to the main entrances of buildings 164, 126, 150, 128 and 2. On weekends and weekdays after 6 p.m., the only access point is the main entrance of building 164.

Screenings
At each of the entry locations, all patients, staff and visitors will be asked a few questions to screen for possible COVID-19 exposure.

Events
All events open to the public have been cancelled until further notice.

Veterans to Call Before Visiting
Veterans presenting flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, are asked to call the Nurse Advice Line at 877-252-4866 before visiting. In addition, Veterans should consider using virtual care options such as telehealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging instead of coming to one of our facilities.

Everyone plays a role in keeping Veterans, staff, and visitors safe.

Please come back for updates!

This article was released by the VA Long Beach Healthcare System.