To keep you safe and healthy, face coverings or masks are required in our facilities. Please maintain at least six feet of distance from others during appointments. Click More Details to learn what to expect when visiting one of our facilities. More Details
COVID-19 vaccines: All Veterans, spouses and caregivers can get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA by appointment or walk-in clinic. 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.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Stay Home and Phone
San Francisco VA patients who have symptoms of coronavirus should call the VISN 21 Telephone Linked Care line at 800-733-0502 before visiting the San Francisco VA Medical Center or one of our VA outpatient clinics. In addition to calling first, please consider using VA’s telehealth and virtual care options. VA’s telehealth providers can evaluate your symptoms and provide a diagnosis and comprehensive care, so you do not have to leave your home or office. If you are having a life-threatening emergency, please call 911. Learn more at the following websites: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, VA Public Health and San Francisco Department of Public Health.
Veterans with pressing needs that require same-day care can now request a virtual urgent care visit with a SFVAMC Emergency Department provider through Express Care. Express Care visits are available only for certain cases including, but not limited to, cough, skin rash or urinary symptoms. Express Care is not intended to treat medical emergencies. If you think you are having a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call “911” for immediate help.
Veterans can request a same-day telephone or video Express Care visit between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. local time Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. A DS Logon, My HealtheVet Premium, or ID.me account is required. To request an Express Care visit, click here.
Urgent Care Benefit Information
To find an urgent care center and pharmacy near you in our network, please visit the Find a VA Location website.