Current Operating Status - Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

 

Current Operating Status

Situation Update

As of Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

VA is moving forward with expanding select services at facilities across the country. As part of VHA's effort, each VISN has selected facilities as Lead Sites to be the first to implement a phased approach to expanding health care services while ensuring a safe environment. The Charleston VA was selected as a Lead Site for the nation and began this first phase on May 18. Lessons learned from Lead Sites will be shared with other facilities as they plan their expansions.

As we welcome Veterans back, we will continue safety measures including, but not limited to, physical distancing, environmental cleaning recommendations outlined by the CDC, face coverings for all, and staff and Veteran screening for signs of COVID-19 infection. Safe care is our mission and our continuing commitment to Veterans and staff. 
  • Veteran patients should enter the building no earlier than 15 minutes before their appointment time.
  • Veteran patients should exit the building as soon as their appointment is completed.
  • No Visitor policy continues with some exceptions for end-of-life care patients; no visitors under age 18.
  • All individuals must wear face masks while on our campuses and in our facilities.

If you are sick or have symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, cough, shortness of breath), the VAMC Telephone Advice Program is still the best, first contact before visiting our facilities.  Staff are available 24/7 for nurse advice and triage. You may be referred from VA to MUSC Health or VA clinics in Savannah, Hinesville or Myrtle Beach for drive-through testing. Testing referral and appointments are required. 
Contact us at: 1-888-878-6884 or (843) 789-6400.

More information on COVID-19 is available at:

Message from the Acting Director

To keep our Veteran patients and stakeholders up to date, we invite you to view the current message from the Acting Director, click here. Previous messages are also available. Learn more »


 

Facility Status

Parent Facility
Ralph H. Johnson VAMC Limited Services
The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC is open with limited in-person services. All virtual services of care are active. All urgent and emergency operations are open for in-person care, including mental health.
Community Based Outpatient Clinics
Beaufort VA Clinic Limited Services
The Beaufort VA Clinic is open with limited in-person services. All virtual services of care are active. All urgent and emergency operations are open for in-person care, including mental health.
Goose Creek VA Clinic Limited Services
The Goose Creek VA Clinic is open with limited in-person services. All virtual services of care are active. All urgent and emergency operations are open for in-person care, including mental health.
Hinesville VA Clinic Limited Services
The Hinesville VA Clinic is open with limited in-person services. All virtual services of care are active. All urgent and emergency operations are open for in-person care, including mental health.
Market Commons VA Clinic Limited Services
The Market Commons VA Clinic is open with limited in-person services. All virtual services of care are active. All urgent and emergency operations are open for in-person care, including mental health.
Myrtle Beach VA Clinic Limited Services
The Myrtle Beach VA Clinic is open with limited in-person services. All virtual services of care are active. All urgent and emergency operations are open for in-person care, including mental health.
Trident VA Clinic Limited Services
The Trident VA Clinic is open with limited in-person services. All virtual services of care are active. All urgent and emergency operations are open for in-person care, including mental health.
Trident 2 VA Clinic Limited Services
The Trident 2 VA Clinic is open with limited in-person services. All virtual services of care are active. All urgent and emergency operations are open for in-person care, including mental health.
Savannah VA Clinic Limited Services
The Savannah VA Clinic is open with limited in-person services. All virtual services of care are active. All urgent and emergency operations are open for in-person care, including mental health.

Telephone Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
  • 24 Hour Nurse: 843-577-5011 or 1-888-878-6884
  • Change Your Appointment: 843-577-5011 or 1-888-878-6884
  • Media Inquiries: 843-789-7699
  • National Veterans Helpline: 1-800-507-4571
  • Patient Locator: 843-577-5011 or 1-888-878-6884
  • Pharmacy Refill: 843-577-5011 or 1-888-878-6884
  • Staff Locator: 843-577-5011 or 1-888-878-6884
  • Telephone Care: 1-888-878-6884
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