South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS)
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COVID-19 vaccines: All Veterans, spouses and caregivers can get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA by appointment or walk-in clinic. Visit our vaccine information page.
Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video.
For the latest coronavirus information: Visit the CDC website.
What's Happening at your VA
Veterans: How Can VA Improve Your Health Care?
Join a virtual listening session and tell us what you think.
VA is hosting public virtual listening sessions to hear from Veterans on how to design a health care system of the future and grow services for Veterans in a way that reinforces VA’s role as a leader in the U.S. health care system. We are looking forward to robust engagement and to hearing the voices and insights of Veterans on the following topics:
- How Veterans want care to be delivered in the future
- Perception of the quality of health care at VA and VA’s community network
- Experience with the ability to get care at VA and within VA’s community network
- Satisfaction with the condition and location of VA’s facilities
- VA’s role in research, education, and emergency preparedness
South Texas Veterans Health Care System, along with several other local VA medical centers in the region, is hosting a public virtual listening session Friday, April 23, 2021 at 12 pm CST – and you are invited. This listening session represent an exciting opportunity for Veterans to help VA reimagine how VA delivers care in an equitable, high quality, Veteran-centered manner and develop a plan for investing in VA’s aging infrastructure.
You can participate by phone or computer.
To register go to https://www.va.gov/HEALTHPOLICYPLANNING/listening.asp.
DATE: Friday, April 23, 2021
TIME: 12 PM – 1:30 PM CST
Questions? Email VHAMAQs@va.gov
Although the State of Texas has lifted the statewide mask mandate effective Wednesday, March 10th. The South Texas Veterans Health Care System and VA continues to require a face covering by all staff and visitors, at all VA facilities nationwide.
As a federal organization, this policy can and will remain in place even if state or local masking requirements change. STVHCS is also continuing to conduct daily screenings upon entry, practicing physical distancing, require frequent handwashing and other safety measures for our employees’ safety.
Visitors to inpatient units are limited to one visitor at a time with specific visitation hours to reduce congestion and support social distancing. This excludes the Spinal Cord Injury Center, Community Living Center, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and COVID designated units.
Daily visitation is scheduled from 3 - 8 pm.
All visitors are required to be screened at the main entrance and are required to wear a face mask while visiting with the patient or while in the facility.
Patient and visitor are required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing throughout the visitation.
Our goal is to ensure the safety of our patients, employees and visitors. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in visitation privileges being revoked.
MISSION Act Information
One of the most exciting changes brought by the VA MISSION Act, is the new Urgent Care benefit. There are some requirements to qualify for this benefit. Read the Urgent Care fact sheet, then find the nearest urgent care clinic in VA's Community Care Network. Get all of that information here.
ATTENTION VETERANS!!! If you utilize your urgent care benefit, and the urgent care clinic provides a prescription, please download this Urgent Care Prescription Card, or print it and keep it with you at all times. You will need to present this information to the retail pharmacist.