Updates from VA Long Beach

What we’re doing to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Screenings

In an abundance of caution and to protect our hospitalized Veterans, we will initiate screenings at open entrances for all visitors and employees. The screenings will help reduce the risk to our Veterans, our visitors and our staff as well as the families of all involved. We fully recognize this will cause some inconveniences, but the safety of those we care for must be the priority.

Entry Restrictions

To help the screening process, entrance to the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center will be limited from the following FIVE buildings during business hours:

  • Bldg. 164 (Primary Care)
  • Bldg. 126 (Tower)
  • Bldg. 128 (Mental Health)
  • Bldg. 2 (Adjacent to the Credit Union)
  • Bldg. 150 (Spinal Cord Injury)-Newly added

For non-business hours of 6 PM – 6 AM and on weekends, the only entrance will be through Bldg. 164 (Primary Care).

Visitor Restrictions

  • Visiting hours will be limited from 6:00 am until 6:00 PM.
  • Visiting hours will be closed for SCI and CLC until further notice.

Event Cancellations

VA Long Beach is cancelling all non-clinical events coming up, in order to reduce possible exposure from the community.

This includes:

  • March 10 Veterans Town Hall
  • March 14 SPERDVAC Radio Show

Thinking About Coming In?

Do you have a fever, cough, or flu/cold-like symptoms? Stay home and phone: let VA support you by telephone or video! Prevent the spread of infectious diseases to your fellow Veterans.

If you have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath, sign in to My HealtheVet and send a secure message or call 877-252-4866 to speak with a VA nurse for guidance before visiting one of VA Long Beach Healthcare System’s facilities. Tell them about your symptoms and any recent travel.

Consider telehealth. Contact your provider or sign in to My HealtheVet and send a secure message for info about VA’s telehealth options that let you get evaluated, diagnosed, and care without leaving your home or office.