September 23, 2008
BEAUMONT, TX – With power and water restored, the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic, located at 3420 Veterans Circle, reopened for normal business on Tuesday, September 23, 2008.
Veterans or others with questions may call the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic at (409) 981-8550 or toll-free 1 (800) 833-7734.
After the storm, VA deployed a mobile health clinic and pharmacy to Beaumont. Thirty-three health care professionals, as well as a wide range of support teams, from VA health care facilities across the South Central United States were on the ground to provide health care to veterans affected by Hurricane Ike. The mobile health clinic and pharmacy evaluated and treated medical problems, administered immunizations, and assisted with prescriptions.
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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