South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS)
The Frank M. Tejeda is temporarily closed. More Details
COVID-19 vaccines: To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit our vaccine information page.
Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. Please contact us first before going to any of our locations. 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
South Texas Veterans Health Care System is currently providing vaccinations for Veterans by appointment only. South Texas will contact Veterans to schedule their appointment as additional capacity is available based on Centers for Disease (CDC) guidelines.
Veterans are encouraged to continue monitoring this website and social media sites www.facebook.com/SanAntonioVAMC, www.twitter.com/SanAntonioVAMC for updated information.
South Texas Veterans Health Care System is no longer allowing outpatient visitors to accompany Veterans. Limited exceptions to this restriction will be allowed on a case-by-case basis, at the determination of entrance screening personnel. This change is in response to the recent sharp increase in the COVID-19 positivity rate (>15%) in Bexar County. Below are examples of situations where an exception may be appropriate.
- Medically & Cognitively impaired adults: 1 primary caregiver allowed
- Emergency Room Visitors are not allowed at this time, unless the Veteran is medically or cognitively impaired. In all other instances, pick-up and drop-off assistance is permitted only. Non-medically required attendants may be asked to wait in their vehicles.
- Ambulatory/Same day Surgeries: 1 escort permitted until discharge.
- Surgery with Planned Admission: 1 escort may remain in the building until the surgeon completes the case and discusses it with him/her.
- A Child under the age of 18 may be permitted entry due to lack of childcare or school closure. The limit is one child.
Screening and Universal Masking requirements remain unchanged. The visitor and Veteran will be screened at the hospital entrance and required to wear a mask at all times while in the facility.
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.