William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
Madison VA Restricts Visitors
For the safety of patients, visitors and staff, the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital is changing its visitation policy for all its heath care facilities in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus. Effective at 7 PM CST today, March 17, the Madison VA medical center, its five community-based VA clinics, the Madison West Annex clinic and the Madison West Washington location are not allowing visitors for most patients and staff until further notice.
Visitors will be prohibited from entering the medical center unless it is necessary for providing medical care, supporting patient care activities, or visiting under exigent circumstances, such as grave illness or imminent death of a family member under care in the facility.
Enrolled Veterans who have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, should call the nurse triage line at 888-598-7793, before visiting their provider at the VA medical center or local VA clinic.
Additionally, information about the safeguards put in place to protect nursing home and spinal cord injury patients is here: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5400
Information for Veterans is located at the following website: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/72615/vas-recommendations-help-slow-covid-19-virus/
For CDC updates, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.