VA Clinic Operation Updates for North Bay Fires – October 17, 2017

Oct 17, 2017

VA Clinic Operation Updates for North Bay Fires – October 17, 2017:

- Santa Rosa VA Clinic – open for walk-ins and urgent issues only. Preparing for a return to full operations on 10/18.

- Clearlake VA Clinic – open and fully operational.

- Ukiah VA Clinic - open and fully operational.

- Eureka VA Clinic - open and fully operational.

Shuttles will run only between the San Francisco VA Medical Center and Santa Rosa on 10/17 and 10/18. VA Shuttles will not travel north of Santa Rosa.

San Francisco VA staff has been working diligently to contact Veterans in affected areas by phone to make sure they are safe and have everything they need. Staff have contacted over 1800 Veterans so far, and they are continuing their efforts this week. We know that at least 50 Veterans and 14 VA staff members have lost their homes in these fires. This number is likely to grow. Mental Health staff have been at the Sonoma County Fairground and Napa Valley College to provide support and resources to Veterans in need. Social Work staff have been traveling to evacuation sites and community centers to meet with Veterans and connect them with services and resources they need. These efforts will be ongoing as the community recovers from the North Bay Fires.

We encourage Veterans who are unable to reach a clinic or who have fire-related symptoms to contact our Telephone Linked Care at (800) 733-0502.

Text your zip code to 888777 for text updates on evacuation orders and road closures in your area. 511.org also provides up to date road condition info on all of the Bay Area (including up to Eureka).