Current Operating Status - Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

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Current Operating Status

Situation Update

As of Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

This page is designated for imminent emergency situations that may impact operations, such as hurricanes or earthquakes. For updated information on COVID-19, please visit

Veterans, their families and VA employees should ensure they have their preparedness plans in place.  Visit the VISN 8 hurricane tips web page to download a Preparedness Guide here:

Keep up to date with storm tracks at the National Hurricane Center:

All facilities in the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System are fully operational.

Veterans who require immediate urgent care services can call the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center at 1-877-741-3400 for 24/7 support. This service is not to be confused with emergency services. For more information about the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center, please visit

Visit VISN 8 Hurricane Tips to download our Hurricane Preparedness Guide for Veterans and Families TODAY! Never underestimate the value in being prepared now – before a storm threatens.

Sign-up for automatic email updates by filling in your email address in the “Emergency Email Updates” section, located at the top right corner of this page. For up-to-date information about the Bay Pines VA, please check this page, the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Facebook page. To learn about preparedness kits, family emergency plans, and hurricane and emergency preparedness, please visit

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
Tropical Storm Elsa - Closed for in-person appointments
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)
  • Hurricane/Emergency Information Hotline: 727-398-9500
  • Bay Pines Employee Accountability Hotline: 727-398-9304


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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