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VA facility status as of August 30

Posted at 6:44 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 19:44:23-04

We've received an update on Louisiana Veteran's Administration facilities.

The following Alexandria VA Health Care System (AVAHCS) facilities will be closed August 31 and September 1 due to ongoing structural challenges following Hurricane Laura:
Fort Polk Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Douglas Fournet VA Clinic in Lake Charles
Alexandria VA Medical Center

The Alexandria VA Urgent Care Clinic will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call (318) 473-0010, extension 5083.

The following facilities will be open and seeing scheduled Veterans beginning August 31:
Jennings Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Lafayette Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Lafayette Campus B – Mental Health
Natchitoches Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

Veterans may call (318) 466-4000 Option 2 or Vets can use any pharmacy within the Express Scripts network to include chain stores (Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid). Please bring your empty prescription bottle, no older than 90 days, with available refills. Veteran must also present a valid VA photo ID and driver’s license.

The VA will continue to keep the community updated on the status of our facilities through Facebook and our webpage. It is our number one priority to keep our Veterans and staff safe during these difficult times.