VA's Hurricane Michael Emergency Response team to relocate - Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
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Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System


VA's Hurricane Michael Emergency Response team to relocate

October 24, 2018

VA's Hurricane Michael Emergency Response team to relocate 

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System’s Hurricane Michael Medical Unit that has been operating from a Walmart parking lot will relocate to the Panama City Beach VA Clinics and be open for Veterans on Monday, October 29, 2018, at 8 a.m. 

The Medical Station will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, located at 513 W. 23rd Street, then it will relocate to the PCB VA Clinics at 2600 Veterans Way (along Magnolia Beach Road), and 140 Richard Jackson Blvd., in Panama City Beach. There will be no services available on Saturday, Oct. 27, or Sunday, Oct. 28, during the transition. 

Normal operations at the PCB VA Clinics resumed Oct. 16. The GCVHCS Medical Station has been in operation since Oct. 15, helping hundreds of Veterans and community members with holistic medical services, readjustment counseling, pharmacy, food, homeless support and much more. Since Oct. 16, Veterans with scheduled appointments have been seen in both PCB VA locations (2600 Veterans Way and 140 Richard Jackson Boulevard) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Veterans who walk-in for care will be seen, too. 

“With the Medical Station team’s support, and our PCB VA clinic staff, we are able to meet the medical needs of the Veterans in this community,” Bryan C. Matthews, GCVHCS director, said.  “It’s our honor to serve Veterans during this tragedy, and the commitment of our employees does not go unnoticed.” 

For Veterans who cannot get to the PCB VA Clinics, a toll-free number, 1-800-507-4571, has been established for Veterans to get updated information on where to go for care, how to receive prescription drugs, or any other concerns they may have about their care. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

Veterans in need of Pharmacy Customer Care may call 1-855-574-7288; the toll-free number is operational 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EST) to assist Veterans with medication.