September 19, 2008
LUFKIN, TX – With electrical power restored, the Charles Wilson VA Outpatient Clinic (CWOPC) Mental Health Annex, located at 1514 Ellis Street in Lufkin, reopened for normal business on Friday, September 19, 2008. In addition, the bus transporting veterans from Lufkin to Houston for medical appointments is running as normal.
The CWOPC main building, located at 1301 West Frank Avenue, returned to normal business operations on Tuesday, September 16, 2008.
Veterans or others with questions may call the CWOPC at (936) 637-1342 or toll-free 1-800-209-3120.
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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