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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

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Current Operating Status

Situation Update

As of Friday, September 2, 2016 2:27 PM EDT

There are no active alerts at this time. The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and outpatient clinics are fully operational.  During disasters Veterans and employees can get updated information on facility closures, appointment cancellations and pharmacy refills by calling VISN 8 TelCare 1-877-741-3400 (toll free) or National Veteran Helpline 1-800-507-4571.

NOTE: This message will only change in the event of an emergency, change of facility operating status, or other urgent situation.

Facility Status

Parent Facility
C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center Normal Hours
Outpatient Clinics
Lee County Healthcare Center Normal Hours
Community Based Outpatient Clinics
Bradenton, Florida Normal Hours
Naples, Florida Normal Hours
Palm Harbor, Florida Normal Hours
Port Charlotte, Florida Normal Hours
St. Petersburg, Florida Normal Hours
Sarasota, Florida Normal Hours
Sebring, Florida Normal Hours

Telephone Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
  • 24 Hour Nurse: 1-727-398-6661 (Pinellas County)
    1-888-820-0230 (toll-free)
    1-877-741-3400 (VISN 8 Telcare, use in the event Bay Pines’ phones are down)
  • Change Your Appointment: 1-727-398-6661
    (Pinellas County)
  • Media Inquiries: 1-727-398-6661 x15031
  • National Veterans Helpline: 1-800-507-4571
  • Patient Locator: 1-800-507-4571
  • Pharmacy Refill: 1-727-398-6661 (Pinellas County)
    1-888-820-0230 (toll-free)
    1-877-741-3400 (VISN 8 Telcare, use in the event Bay Pines’ phones are down)
  • Staff Locator: Not Available
  • Telephone Care: 1-727-398-6661 (Pinellas County)
    1-888-820-0230 (toll-free)
    1-877-741-3400 (VISN 8 Telcare, use in the event Bay Pines’ phones are down)
  • Patient and Staff Hurricane Information Line: 727-398-9500

until the start of the
2015 Hurricane Season


Hurricane Information Sheet

Do you have a family disaster plan?

Now is the time to plan what you, your family, and your pets would do in the event of a hurricane.

Personal Preparedness Checklist (2 weeks supply)

  • Water - 18.5 gallons of water per person (1/2 gallon for drinking, 2 gallons for bathing)
  • Food - Ready to eat canned foods, shelf stable snacks, and beverages
  • Medicine - first aid kit that contains aspirin, non-aspirin pain reliever, antacid, antiseptic, scissors, insect repellent
  • Personal Hygiene/Care Items - toilet paper, towels, soap, shampoo, denture needs, eyeglasses, sun protection
  • Other supplies - battery operated radio, flashlight and batteries, non-electric can opener, portable cooler and ice, plastic trash bags, tarp or sheet plastic, duct tape, cleaning supplies such as bleach, paper napkins, plates and cups, pillows and blankets

Prescription Medications

  • Keep a list of all medications in your personal preparedness kit
  • Keep a 15 day supply of medication and supplies on hand - Do not allow your supply to go below 15 days
  • For medications that require refrigeration, make sure you have a small portable cooler or ice chest ready for easy transport if needed
  • If you must evacuate, bring prescription bottles, whether full or empty, of all medications that you are currently taking with you

Veterans are advised to follow evacuation orders given by local governments.

Visit the Florida Division of Emergency Management website* for additional emergency preparedness tips.

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