Current Operating Status - VA Northern California Health Care System
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VA Northern California Health Care System

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Current Operating Status

Situation Update

As of Monday, March 30, 2020 3:18 PM PDT

All  VA NCHCS Medical Center facilities are operating on their normal schedules.  

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increases across Northern California, it is critical to minimize exposure among our Veteran patients and VA staff and conserve critical resources. Therefore, VA Northern California Health Care System is taking these steps toward protecting the health and well-being of the Veteran community:

Earlier this month, VA NorCal began conducting a thorough COVID-19 (coronavirus) screening process at each of our 12 sites of care. We have restricted access to only one or two points of entry at each of our buildings. Near those entries, we have stationed VA personnel who screen each patient, staff, or visitor for symptoms that require further assessment. We are also barring access to all visitors under 16 (except in rare instances when they are visiting a loved one in palliative or hospice care). In addition, VA NorCal patients will receive no visitors unless their in-person presence is necessary for care of a patient with few exceptions (which will be made on a case-by-case basis).

VA NorCal is also evaluating  each future scheduled appointment to discern if the appointment can be converted to a phone or video appointment or be rescheduled for a later date. If the timeliness of the appointment is medically necessary and can be performed only in person, then the appointment will be maintainedIn addition, referrals to non-VA health care providers in the community for non-emergent/urgent needs will be suspended until further notice.

If you have an upcoming appointment, you should anticipate being contacted by a VA NorCal representative to further discuss your appointment options - phone/video appointment, rescheduling for a later date, or maintaining your in-person appointment. If you are not contacted by us before your appointment, we ask you reach out to your VA NorCal care team to confirm your appointment before arriving at our facilities. You can also contact the VA NorCal Call Center at 1-800-382-VETS to discuss appointment options.

For more information on the VA COVID-19 response, please visit VA’s Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions page. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also continues to provide updates and insight from medical professionals about how to protect you and your family from COVID-19. 



Facility Status

Parent Facility
VA Northern California Health Care System Normal Hours
Medical Centers
Sacramento Medical Center Normal Hours
Outpatient Clinics
McClellan Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
McClellan Dental Clinic Normal Hours
Redding Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
Chico Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
Martinez Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
Oakland Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
Oakland Mental Health Clinic Normal Hours
Fairfield Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
Mare Island Outpatient Clinic Normal Hours
Yuba City Normal Hours
Long-Term Care Facilities
Community Living Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care Normal Hours

Telephone Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
  • 24 Hour Nurse: 1-800-382-VETS (8387)
  • Change Your Appointment: 1-800-382-VETS (8387)
  • Media Inquiries: 916-843-9247 or
  • National Veterans Helpline: 1-800-507-4571
  • Patient Locator: 1-800-382-VETS (8387)
  • Pharmacy Refill: 1-866-600-8279
  • Staff Locator: Not Available
  • Telephone Care: 1-800-382-VETS (8387)