Miami VA COVID Vaccination Update
We hope your are staying safe through this COVID-19 response. The Miami VA continues to respond proactively and is committed to protecting our Veterans while providing the healthcare you earned.
COVID Vaccine Information
Veterans in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties under the age of 65, have a high-risk medical condition and who are active patients of the Miami VA Healthcare System are being offered the COVID-19 vaccine, while supplies allow.
High-risk medical conditions include cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, heart failure, coronary artery disease, pregnancy, sickle cell disease, type 2 diabetes and more found here.
To schedule an appointment, Veterans can call 305.575.7000 or contact their care team via a MyHealtheVet secure message or phone call.
Veterans can receive their vaccination, by appointment, at the following locations:
- Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center 1201 NW 16th St, Miami FL 33125
- William “Bill” Kling VA Clinic 9800 W Commercial Blvd, Sunrise FL 33351
- Key West VA Clinic 1300 Douglas Circle, Key West, FL 33040
- Homestead VA Clinic 950 Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030
Veterans must be enrolled and eligible for VA health care benefits. Veterans must be able to return to the same site for their second dose. Enrolled Veterans over the age of 65 continue to be offered a COVID vaccine through the Miami VA Healthcare System as well.
As vaccine supply increases, we will notify additional groups of Veterans who are eligible to receive the vaccine at VA. More information can always be found here.
Local COVID Research Opportunities
Miami VA is recruiting volunteers to safely test new vaccines and treatments to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone over the age of 18 can volunteer: Veterans, family members and friends. Your family and community will “thank you for your service.” Register here: https://www.va.gov/
coronavirus-research and we will contact you if you are a good match for a study.
Preparing for Your Visit
We are taking a phased and cautious approach to ensure our medical centers remain able to care for any influx of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization or need to come to our facilities for care. You can learn more about those steps on our new and improved webpage “Preparing for Your Visit” that provides important information and what to expect when visits our facilities for your appointment or procedure.
As a reminder, please wear a mask when out in public, practice physical distancing where possible and avoid large crowds. If you are at high risk of complications from COVID-19, consider the many no-contact options provided by businesses such as grocery and other goods delivery services and restaurant take-out and only go out if necessary for essential items.
Taking these precautions will help us help you to be safe and stay well.
Updated Screening Procedures
VEText is now available at all locations – simply text the word “here” to 53079 when you arrive, and you will be contacted by your care team when it’s time to enter the building. You will also be sent a link to VA’s online screening application. If you wish to be screened in person, all locations are still conducting face-to-face screening and temperature checks upon entry.
MyHealtheVet Upgrades Can Now Be Done From Home
VA patients can now register and UPGRADE their My HealtheVet accounts to premium from the comfort of their home. An upgraded/premium My HealtheVet account allows VA patients to send secure messages to their provider, refill prescriptions, view medical records and lab results.
The help desk 1-877-327-0022, is available to assist with any registration or upgrade process issues. Also, VA patients can schedule a video session to upgrade their My HealtheVet account to premium with the My HealtheVet Coordinator at 305-575-7114.
Get Answers About Your Care from Anywhere
The VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center delivers virtual urgent care services when and where you need it. Call 1-877-741-3400 today for general administrative support, nurse advice and triage, and/or virtual visits with a doctor or nurse practitioner. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2XTbfMy
Miami VA Virtual Health Education Resources
Virtual Education: A new resource for helping Veterans, families, caregivers understand their health needs and make informed decisions is available online at https://www.miami.va.gov/
patients/patiented.asp. For a list of mobile applications for your smart phone, visit https://mobile.va.gov/.
About the Miami VA Healthcare System
The Miami VA Healthcare System serves Veterans in three South Florida counties: Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe
To learn about the Miami VA Healthcare System, please visit us at www.miami.va.gov, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/miamivamc