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COVID-19: What Veterans Need to Know

Answers about the coronavirus pandemic

Veteran and partner research coronavirus FAQsVeterans who rely on VA for health care have a lot of questions about 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 collected many of the commonly asked questions at medical centers and combined them into one page that is updated routinely. These include things like testing for the virus, symptoms, and VA appointments.

COVID-19 is 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 reach out to your doctor via Secure Messaging (sign in required). Contacting us first helps us protect you, the 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.

Updated December 1, 2020