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VA has temporary urgent care hours

IRON MOUNTAIN — Effective Monday, October 18, the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will temporarily change the operating hours of its Urgent Care Clinic to 7a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

After hours, emergency and urgent care services are available in the community. Eligible veterans can find in-network care clinics using www.va.gov/find-locations to locate the nearest urgent care provider.

Veterans can contact the VA’s Nurse Triage Line to talk to a VA nurse about new and worsening symptoms and assess their need for urgent care by calling 800-887-6976. Same-day services are often available through Primary Care and can be scheduled by calling 906-774-3300, x33115.

Those experiencing a life-threatening emergency should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department. Veterans, providers, or caregivers should notify the VA within 72 hours of accessing emergency care by calling 1-844-724-7842.

Veterans in mental health crisis can also access support and assistance 24/7 via the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255.

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