News from Representative Luria

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Dear Friend,

As we face the global COVID-19 pandemic, I would like to share guidance and resources designed to help veterans navigate this crisis. Below is useful information including what you should do if you have COVID-19 symptoms, resources to help veterans manage COVID-19-related stress, and contact information for local VA medical centers.

 

What should I do if I think I have the coronavirus?

 

Any veteran experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should call their VA Medical Center or MyVA311 (844-698-2311, press #3) before visiting VA medical facilities, community providers, urgent care centers, or emergency departments.

 

Additionally, veterans can sign into My HealtheVet to send secure messages to VA health professionals about non-urgent, non-emergency symptoms. This will allow VA clinicians to evaluate symptoms and direct patients to the appropriate provider.  Certain locations, such as the Hampton VA Medical Center, offer telehealth services. Click here to learn more. 

 

Managing Stress & Anxiety

 

The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress and anxiety for many veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs has tips for managing stress associated with COVID-19. Please click here for guidance to help you alleviate stress and anxiety during this trying time.

 

Resources for Veterans in Crisis

 

Veterans in crisis can find help by calling the Veteran Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1. You can also visit VeteransCrisisLine.Net/Chat or text 838-255 for assistance.

 

Other Helpful Resources

  • To learn what to expect while visiting a VA health care facility, please click here.
  • See here for a Q&A from the VA about care, appointments, and other concerns.

Locations and Contact Information for Local VA Centers

 

Below are VA health care facilities within coastal Virginia. You can find additional facilities using the “Find VA Locations” tool by clicking here.

 

Hampton VA Medical Center
100 Emancipation Drive
Hampton, VA 23667-0001
Main Number: 757-722-9961
Mental Health: 757-722-9961 extension 3584

Hampton City County VA Mobile Clinic
100 Emancipation Drive, Building 110B, Parking Lot 22
Hampton, VA 23667-0001
Main Number: 757-722-9961

Virginia Beach VA Clinic
244 Clearfield Boulevard, Suite 401
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-1816
Main Number: 757-722-9961
Mental Health: 757-722-9961 extension 3584

Chesapeake VA Clinic
1987 South Military Highway, Suite B
Chesapeake, VA 23320-4422
Main Number: 757-722-9961
Mental Health: 757-722-9961 extension 3584

During this difficult time, my team and I stand ready to serve Coastal Virginia. See here for helpful guidance to help you and your family stay safe. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our offices via the phone numbers below.

 

Sincerely,

 

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