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National Salute Week

Donations and events at Coatesville VAMC during the week of February 14 celebrate Veterans who are cared for at the Coatesville campus and their outpatient clinics in Newtown Square and West Norriton as part of National Salute to Veteran Patients Week.

Dan Condron wears his Red Coat Ambassador vest and 1st Marine Division hat as he stands in the lobby of building 3 at Coatesville VA Medical Center and holding out a valentine and a coat while welcoming Veterans on February 16, 2022

24/7 access to triage nurses

Veterans who receive care at the Coatesville VA Medical Center (VAMC) now have easier access to triage nurses through the 24/7 virtual services provided by the VISN 4 RN Clinical Contact Center.

Veterans who receive care at the Coatesville VA Medical Center and have an urgent medical or mental health question may call a VISN 4 Triage Nurse 24 hours a day seven days a week at 1-(833) 835-3874.

West Norriton Clinic Opens

The Spring City Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), located on the grounds of the Southeastern Veterans Center, moves to 2495 General Armistead Avenue, Norristown, PA 19403.

A view of the newly renovated West Norriton VA Clinic from General Armistead Avenue in West Norriton show the entrance with drive up drop off for Veterans with mobility concerns and the parking lot.

COVID-19 Booster Shots

The safety and care of Veterans and our workforce are top priorities for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Effective October 28, Coatesville VA Medical Center is offering the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Janssen vaccine booster shots.

This image is a close up of a woman’s upper arm with a band-aid placed horizontally across as if covering a vaccine injection.

CDC approved Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Vaccine

On September 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified and recommended several groups of people who should get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster.

VA employee prepares to provide the vaccination to an eligible individual at an outdoor location.

Flu Shots are now available

Coatesville VA Medical Center is ready for flu season.

Picture of an elderly gentleman with a gray jacket on. The words #FightFlu with the flu shot are on a blue border.

Reaching a donation milestone

A U.S. Navy Veteran employed at the VA showed up for a scheduled appointment with the Red Cross to donate blood at the Coatesville VA Medical Center as he has many times before.

Rich Wilson (center), U.S. Navy Veteran and Supervisory Pharmacy Technician at Coatesville VA Medical Center poses for a photo. On either side of him are Dr. Michael Gliatto, Coatesville VAMC’s Chief of Staff (right) and Jennifer Lilly, Chief of the Center for Development and Community Engagement at Coatesville VAMC and the Blood Drive organizer.

Veterans benefit from green practices

Veterans visiting the Coatesville VA Medical Center (VAMC) enjoy the benefits from the facility's ongoing green practices, earning them the 2021 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth.

Image of the grounds and landscape at Coatesville VAMC. A brick building is in the background, multiple trees growing and a garden in the front center.

Veteran holds his first fly fishing rod with Project Healing Waters

Desert Storm Veteran Tom Marchetti had the opportunity to put a fly fishing rod in his hands July 21, at Coatesville VA Medical Center for the first time thanks to the dedicated group of volunteers from the Coatesville VAMC Program of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.

Tom Marchetti, U.S. Navy Veteran who served during Desert Storm holds a fly fishing rod in his hands for the first time during a casting clinic hosted at the Coatesville VA Medical Center by volunteers from the Coatesville VAMC Program of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing group on July 21, 2021.

Former Director D-Day Veteran

Dr. Ernest D. Shacklett, Coatesville VA Medical Center Director from 1974-1979, was one of the first to parachute into Normandy, during Operation OVERLORD, on June 6, 1944.

Dr. Ernest D. Shacklett, Coatesville VA Medical Center Director from 1974 to 1979,  also served as medical officer and surgeon with the 101st Airborne Division, was one of the first to parachute into Normandy, during Operation OVERLORD.