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Coronavirus: What Veterans Need to Know

Answers about COVID-19

Veteran and partner research coronavirus FAQsVeterans who rely on VA for health care have a lot of questions regarding the new coronavirus or COVID-19. Our call centers and some VA health facilities are experiencing very high numbers of calls. To help us address the most urgent needs first, we ask that you use our online tools for routine or non-urgent questions.

We have collected many of the commonly asked questions at Medical Centers and combined them into one page that will be updated routinely. These include things like testing for the virus, symptoms, and VA appointments.

The CDC defines COVID-19 as a new type of coronavirus. If you have a fever, a cough, and shortness of breath, call your VA medical center before going to a clinic, urgent care, or emergency room. You can also send your doctor a secure message. Contacting us first helps us protect you, medical staff, and other patients.

Concerns about COVID-19 can be stressful for many people, and it's understandable to feel anxious. Let VA help. We have answers to your questions.

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Updated March 25, 2020