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VA Clinics to Close Temporarily Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

VA clinics in Boston, Framingham, Quincy and Plymouth will close starting this week to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

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The VA Boston Healthcare System will close its clinics in Boston, Framingham, Quincy and Plymouth beginning this week to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

The VA said it would deliver most outpatient care provided by those clinics via virtual technology, such as telehealth.

The VA Clinic on Causeway Street in Boston will close early on Monday and Tuesday, and will suspend services beginning Wednesday, the VA said.

“The health and safety of our Veterans, staff and community is paramount,” Vincent Ng, director of the VA Boston Healthcare System said in a statement. 

"Veterans who receive care in all our facilities can continue to receive the full range of care, from phone consultation for minor concerns to state-of-the-art interventions for serious medical, surgical, and mental health conditions," Ng said. "We are also fully prepared to provide the full range of care for Veterans with COVID-19.”

The clinics' staff will either work virtually or work from VA sites in West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain or Brockton, according to a written statement by the VA Boston Healthcare System.

For more information, questions or concerns, contact the VA Boston Call Center at 857-364-4418. The 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line is available for urgent issues at 800-273-8255.

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