Hershel Woody Williams VA Medical Center
Veterans, if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, call us BEFORE your visit at (304) 429-6741, choose #3, or ext. 7119. See updated clinic information here: More Details
COVID-19 vaccines: All Veterans, spouses and caregivers can get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA. Visit our vaccine information page.
Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video.
For the latest coronavirus information: Visit the CDC website.
Together, we honor and serve America's Veterans.
12/21/2020 - The COVID-19 Vaccine (Moderna) has arrived!
The VA Medical Center is following guidelines established by VA leadership, CDC, and national immunization experts. We are eager to vaccinate both our staff and the Veterans we serve, and to do so in a safe, coordinated manner.
We will contact Veterans based on their risk-level to schedule appointments for vaccination. We appreciate your interest in receiving the vaccine.
VA.gov has launched a site for gathering information from Veterans interested in being vaccinated (here) This is NOT an appointment or guarantee of vaccination access.
Flu Shots Now Available
Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center (HWW VAMC) is once again hosting a flu shot drive through clinic for area Veterans and CHAMPVA card holders.
“Our Veterans should receive their flu vaccines to reduce their risk of influenza illness and hospitalizations,” said Stephanie Conlon, HWW VAMC Primary Care Nurse Manager. “The vaccine can prevent illnesses and flu-related doctor’s visits each year.”
For many years, a drive through clinic has been held near the water tower but this year, it’s been relocated to the lower road (Courage Drive) that looks to ease traffic flow problems and allowing a drive through or turn without going past the main lobby entrance. The main campus drive through isn’t the only place to get a flu shot.
“Veterans can also get their flu shot in the following clinics while they are visiting the VAMC during an appointment,” said Ms. Conlon. “They’re available in primary care, mental health, surgery clinic, medical specialty clinic, our walk-in clinic, and of course, at our community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC)."
Eligible Veterans can also receive their seasonal flu shots at more than 60,000 Community Care Network (CCN) retail pharmacies and urgent care locations. This replaces the Walgreens Retail Immunization Care Coordination Program, which ended in March 2020. Click to here (https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/flushot.asp) to learn more about these CCN locations. You can access a map to all community in-network locations and a chart indicating what type of locations Veterans can go to in their regions to receive their flu shots. No appointment or VA referral is required. Veterans need to present a valid government issued identification (e.g. Veterans Health ID Card, Department of Defense ID card, state issued driver's license or ID card, etc.).
Veterans can also use the VA Locator to find a VA facility, in-network retail pharmacy or urgent care location near them by using this link: https://www.va.gov/find-locations
- Retail pharmacies: Veterans must be enrolled in the VA health care system
- Urgent care locations: Veterans must be enrolled in the VA health care system and have received care from a VA or in-network community provider in the past 24 months
To check eligibility, contact HWW VAMC (304) 4429-6741 OR call 844-698-2311, select option 1, and then select option 1 again.
All military Veterans are encouraged to enroll in the VA Health Care System. To begin the process, please complete an Application for Health Care Benefits. To find more information on how to register for benefits, please visit: https://www.huntington.va.gov/patients/eligibility.asp
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, W. Va. is a fully accredited 80-bed acute medical and surgical care facility offering primary and subspecialty outpatient care, including rehabilitation and mental health services. The Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center is honored to serve Veterans in a primary service area that includes 10 counties in West Virginia, 2 counties in southern Ohio, and 12 counties in eastern Kentucky.
For the latest information for COVID-19 - https://www.va.gov/coronavirus/
In order to minimize potential exposure and spread of coronavirus, mail delivery should be used for all non-urgent prescriptions.
Refills should be requested 10-14 days in advance using https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/home or the Rx Refill mobile app, which can be downloaded at https://www.mobile.va.gov/app/rx-refill.
Refills may also be requested 24 hours a day by contacting 304-429-6755, extension 2311.
For more urgent needs, contact the VA Pharmacy at 1-800-827-8244 or 304-429-6755, extension 2305 to discuss options.
Important Optometry Update
The VA will still cover the cost of prescription eyewear for eligible* Veterans who were:
Beginning April 1, 2020, the VA will no longer cover the cost of prescription eyewear for Veterans who see a non-VA Optometrist without a VA referral.
*seen by a VA Optometrist, or
*referred to a non-VA Optometrist by the VA
Veterans choosing to see a non-VA Optometrist without a VA referral may continue to use their private insurance (or other form of payment) to purchase eyewear from the VA Optical Shop.
*Veteran eligibility for eyeglasses defined by 38 CFR 17.149
VA Video Connect
No matter the situation, access to your VA care team is important. The new VA Video Connect app uses live video to connect you with your doctor. Using the camera on your phone, computer, or tablet, VA Video Connect lets you talk and interact with your VA care team over live video. Ask your provider for details or visit https://mobile.va.gov/appstore for more information!
Events & Classes
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