Morristown VA Clinic Closes Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Russ Crespolini

This article originally appeared on the Morristown Patch

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The VA New Jersey Health Care System closed the Morristown Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) Tuesday due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

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Morristown providers and staff have been converted to virtual care at this time and officials recommend using telehealth (phone or video) for scheduled appointments. To help address the most urgent needs first, officials ask patients use online tools for routine or non-urgent concerns. Such as:

  • Use Secure Messaging. You can send a secure message to your provider about any health concern or question.
  • Download VA Video Connect. Your provider may ask you to consider telehealth for an upcoming appointment. By downloading and learning about the VA Video Connect app now, you can prepare yourself.
  • Because this is a rapidly changing situation, the best way to get the most up-to-date facility information is to check the local VA health facility’s website.

VA continues to strongly encourage Veterans, staff members and their families to take everyday precautions to protect against respiratory illnesses caused by COVID-19, the flu and the common cold.

For more information, call the Morristown CBOC at 973-539-9791 and the call will be forwarded to VA staff who can assist.

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