August 4, 2008
HOUSTON – In response to the projected path of Tropical Storm Edouard, the Texas City and Galveston VA Clinics will close on Tuesday, August 5, 2008. Patients with scheduled appointments at these clinics will be contacted and rescheduled as soon as possible. Veterans affected by this cancellation who need medical advice should call the VA Telecare Center at (713) 794-8985 or toll-free 1-800-639-5137. Registered nurses, pharmacists, and administrative clerks at the VA Telecare Center are ready to answer veteran health care questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The VA Telecare Center is not for life-threatening emergencies. Veterans with life-threatening emergencies should immediately call 911.
All other Houston area VA medical facilities, including the Houston medical center and outpatient clinics in Beaumont, Conroe, and Lufkin, will be open for regular operations on August 5.