Dry conditions and strong winds in Thursday’s forecast for northern California are not good news for the area as at least 22 wild fires continue to burn out of control, some destroying whole communities. Residents in the affected area should remain alert and evacuate if necessary, especially if directed to by local authorities.
The operating status of VA facilities remains fluid at this time as services and closures can change throughout the day.
Veterans whose facility or clinic falls under the San Francisco VA Health Care System can monitor its Facebook page for any changes in the status of its points of care. As of Thursday, Oct. 12 at noon ET:
- Santa Rosa CBOC- closed through Friday, Oct. 13.
- Clearlake CBOC – open for walk-ins. Staff will be calling Veterans with appointments to reschedule.
- Ukiah CBOC – open for walk-ins. Staff will be calling Veterans with appointments to reschedule.
- Eureka CBOC – open for walk-ins. Staff will be calling Veterans with appointments to reschedule.
- VA shuttles will not be able to travel between the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the CBOCs on 10/12.
- Veterans and family can text their zip code to 888777 for text updates on evacuation orders and road closures in your area.
- Veterans who have been displaced and need medications should call the pharmacy at (800) 847-3203 (Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for immediate assistance).
- Veterans with smoke-related symptoms contact Telephone Linked Care at (800) 733-0502.
Veterans in the VA Northern California Health Care System area should monitor its Facebook page for the latest announcements. The Fairfield Clinic was closed Oct. 11, but reopened Thursday. At this time, all VA Northern California Health Care System Clinics are scheduled to be open and operational.
All VA Palo Alto Health Care System facilities are operating on their normal schedules. Any updates will be posted on the system’s Facebook page.
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