Monday, 23 May 2022

Kincade fire, power shutoff impact area's VA clinics

NORTH COAST, Calif. – VA clinics around the region are being impacted by the Kincade fire and a Pacific Gas and Electric public safety power shutoff, officials said.

The Santa Rosa VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic and portions of Santa Rosa are under evacuation orders due to the Kincade fire.

The Santa Rosa VA Clinic will remain closed on Monday, Oct. 28, and will not reopen until evacuation orders are lifted.

Clinic employees are contacting/rescheduling patients with scheduled appointments on Monday, Oct. 28.

Due to PG&E's public safety power shutoffs, the Clearlake, Eureka, San Bruno and Ukiah VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics are contacting/rescheduling patients with scheduled appointments on Monday, Oct. 28.

The Clearlake, Eureka, San Bruno and Ukiah VA clinics will remain open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28 for walk-in visits, with limited functionality due to the power outage.

The San Francisco VA Medical Center and Downtown San Francisco VA clinic will remain open and operate under normal conditions on Monday, Oct. 28.

Veterans impacted by the PG&E scheduled outages who need emergency prescription refills should call 800-733-3202.

Veterans with oxygen needs should contact the vendor listed on their supplies. For Veterans with Apria oxygen devices, please call 1-866-509-7732.

Patients with urgent symptoms can call the San Francisco VA telephone advice nurse line at 800-733-0502.

For medical or psychiatric emergencies, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

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