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Veterans' clinics closed in Savannah, throughout coastal South Carolina until Monday

Veterans Administration clinics in region will remain closed for the next two days because of this week’s snow event (Credit: U.S. Veterans Administration)

Veterans Administration clinics throughout coastal areas of South Carolina and in Savannah will remain closed for the next two days because of this week’s snow event.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center outpatient clinics at the downtown campus and VA clinics in Hinesville, Goose Creek, Beaufort, Savannah and Myrtle Beach, and the Trident Annex are closed for patient appointments on Friday, Jan. 5 and Saturday, Jan. 6 due to inclement winter weather, according to a news release posted on the VA Facebook page.

Patients with appointments at these clinics will be contacted to reschedule. If you cannot wait to reschedule call the TAP line at 1-888-878-6884. Charleston VAMC will return to normal operations on Monday, Jan. 8, the release said.

Charleston VAMC’s inpatient services and Emergency Department will be open throughout the weather event. Eligible Veterans with a VA ID card, needing emergency supply of medications, can go to any retail pharmacy open to the public for a seven-day supply of non-controlled substance prescriptions through Sunday, Jan. 7. Essential personnel should report to the VA as scheduled, the release continued.

For emergency prescription refills, eligible Veterans may go to any community pharmacy with a written prescription or an active VA prescription bottle. The bottle must not be older than 90 days and must have refills available, according to the release.

If the Veteran does not have their bottle they can go to the retail pharmacy with their VA ID and have the pharmacist call Heritage Health Solutions Customer Care Center at 866-265-0124.

A seven-day supply of medication will be provided for non-controlled substances. Veterans should bring the Heritage Health Solutions phone number (866-265-0124) with them to the pharmacy.

If a Veteran patient has an emergency need for prescription fills or refills that cannot be obtained through a community pharmacy, the Charleston VA Medical Center Emergency Department is open to assist with emergency medication requirements.

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