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Situation Update – Miami VA Healthcare System


Situation Update – Miami VA Healthcare System
09/06/2017 04:47 PM EDT

The Health Resource Center Disaster Hotline: 1 800 507 4571

Miami VA Healthcare System Status: The Key West VA Outpatient Clinic and Key Largo VA Clinic are closed through Monday, Sept. 11. The Homestead VA Clinic will be closing Thursday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. At noon on Friday, Sept. 8, the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center and all satellite clinics will close for scheduled and walk-in appointments through Monday. This includes the Homestead, Flagler St., Pembroke Pines, William “Bill” Kling and Deerfield Beach locations.

REMDINER: The Miami VA Healthcare System is not a hurricane shelter. This includes the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center and all its satellite clinics. FACILITY STATUS:

  • Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center – Open; All scheduled surgical and outpatient procedures on Friday, Sept. 8 are being cancelled and rescheduled.
  • Key West – Closed through Monday, Sept. 11
  • Sunrise – Open; Normal Operations
  • Deerfield Beach –Open; Normal Operations
  • Hollywood – Open; Normal Operations
  • Homestead – Open; Normal Operations
  • Key Largo – Closed through Monday, Sept. 11
  • Pembroke Pines – Open; Normal Operations
  • Healthcare for Homeless Veterans – Open; Normal Operations


  • Fort Lauderdale – Open; Normal Operations
  • Key Largo – Open; Normal Operations
  • Miami – Open; Normal Operations

PATIENT STATUS: Patients with scheduled appointments at the Key West VA Outpatient Clinic and Key Largo VA Clinic are being contacted to reschedule. Further, all surgical and outpatient procedures such as colonoscopies are being cancelled on Friday, Sept. 8. Patients are being contacted to have their procedures rescheduled. Scheduled patient appointments at the medical center and outpatient clinics, except for those just listed, will continue as scheduled. We will continue to monitor the status of the storm and update closures as needed. In the event of an emergency, go to the nearest emergency room.

EMERGENCY PRESCRIPTION REFILLS FOR VETERANS: The Outpatient Pharmacy at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The William “Bill” Kling VA Clinic (Broward) outpatient pharmacy is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. VA has activated the Pharmacy Disaster Relief Plan for Miami, Orlando, San Juan, Tampa and West Palm Beach.  Eligible Veterans with a VA ID Card needing emergency supply of medications will be able to go to any retail pharmacy open to the public with a written prescription or active VA prescription bottle (not older than 6 months and with refills available) to receive at least a 10 day supply.  Note:  This does not include controlled substances.  Patients must present a valid VA ID Card.

If a Veteran is displaced, and has lost their medication and no longer has a written prescription or bottle, they can contact the Health Resources Center Disaster Hotline at 1 800 507 4571 to speak with a representative. The representative will qualify the request by asking a few questions and provide the Veteran with their prescription number.

The Miami VAHS Pharmacy phone number is 305-575-3376.

SHELTER INFORMATION: The Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center in downtown Miami IS NOT a shelter. For evacuation and shelter information, please visit the websites below.

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Employees should visit the Work Status for Employees page for more information.

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