September 17, 2008
CONROE, TX - The Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic, located at 800 Riverwood Court, Suite 100, will reopen for normal business on Wednesday, September 17, 2008.
Veterans or others with questions may call the Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic at (936) 522-4000.
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston resumed normal operations on Tuesday, September 16, 2008. The Charles Wilson VA Outpatient Clinic in Lufkin has also reopened. The outpatient clinics in Beaumont and Galveston remain closed.
Veterans who need medical advice should call the VA Network Telecare Center Hotline at (713) 794-8985 or toll-free 1-800-639-5137. Registered nurses, pharmacists, and administrative clerks at the VA Network Telecare Center are ready to answer veteran health care questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The VA Network Telecare Center is not for life-threatening emergencies. Veterans with life-threatening emergencies should immediately call 911.
Evacuated veterans with urgent care needs may contact any VA facility across the country by dialing 1-800-507-4571. This telephone number may also be used by families and friends requiring information about patients from those VA facilities affected the hurricane. Veterans may call with questions such as where to access health care, how to receive their prescription drugs, or any other concerns they may have about their care.
Visit www.houston.va.gov for updates, emergency preparedness tips, useful Web sites and telephone numbers, safety suggestions for power outages, and more.
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