VA Northern California Health Care System
PG&E Public Safety Power Shut-off Program may impact area Veterans
PG&E SHUTOFF UPDATE: At present, the PG&E power shutoff has not impacted operations or services at VA Northern California Health Care System sites of care. VA NorCal, however, is monitoring the shutoff’s impact on vulnerable patients within Northern California’s Veteran community (e.g. those with spinal cord injuries, respiratory and hospice patients, and homeless Veterans).
Veterans impacted by the PG&E scheduled outages who need emergency prescription refills should call 1-800-733-3202. Veterans with oxygen needs should contact the vendor listed on their supplies. For Veterans with Apria oxygen devices, please call 1-866-509-7732. Patients with urgent symptoms can call the VA Northern California Health Care System telephone advice nurse line at 800-733-0502. For medical or psychiatric emergencies, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.
If you are a Veteran with questions about your VA health care during the shutoff, please contact our Call Center at 1-800-382-8387. For information and updates regarding the shutoff, please visit the PG&E shutoff website at https://bit.ly/2muOfqk or call 1-866-743-6589.
VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is an integrated health care delivery system, offering a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and extended care to veterans in Northern California. The health system is comprised of a medical center in Sacramento; a rehabilitation and extended care facility in Martinez, and seven outpatient clinics.
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