Hurricane Michael Updates
VA continues to monitor Hurricane Michael, updates will be added to this page as they become available.
The following hotlines are managed by the VA Health Resource Center. The call center will connect Veterans and employees in real-time with the resources they need in a disaster.
Veteran Disaster Hotline Number: 1-800-507-4571
Employee Disaster Hotline Number: 1-866-233-0152
VBA Hotline Number: 1-800-827-1000
Pharmacy Customer Care: 1-855-574-7288
Vet Center/Counseling: 1-877-WAR-VETS
My HealtheVet: Wherever internet is available, My HealtheVet provides Veterans with access to copies of their VA health records, Secure Messaging to keep in touch with their health care team, and VA prescription refill. For emergencies, always call 911.
The National Pharmaceutical Pharmacy Disaster Network Plan has been activated. Veterans who require emergency supply of medications can access retail pharmacies. Contact 1-855-574-7288 for more information.
Download the VA Disaster Assistance brochure (PDF file)
VA Health Care
For updates on operations the following VA facilities and associated clinics, please visit the websites below:
VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration has developed mechanisms to help Veterans receive their benefit payments if their normal mail cannot be delivered.
If are you displaced by Hurricane Michael and receive a paper check, you can update your address or sign up for direct deposit on eBenefits or by speaking to a benefits specialist at 1-800-827-1000.
For operational status of VA Benefits facilities see regional offices below
|State||VA Benefits Regional Office|
|Georgia||Atlanta Regional Benefits Office|
|South Carolina||Columbia Regional Benefit Office|
All National Cemeteries will reopen today, Oct 12.
VA Mobile Facilities
If necessary, VA will mobilize Mobile Pharmacy Units and Mobile Vet Centers to offer medical care, pharmacy assistance, counseling services and benefits referral to Veterans and the community affected by Hurricane Michael.
VA Health Resource Center
The VA Health Resource Center serves as the disaster response contact center for both Veterans and VA employees in the event of regional or national disasters. HRC assists Veterans in updating temporary or permanent addresses or phone numbers, supports the caller on the Veterans facility’s operational status, provides information on how to reschedule appointments or receive medical advice, and offers Veterans information on emergency prescription refills and additional emergency resources. Please contact the VA Health Resource Center information line at 1-800-507-4571. Pharmacy Customer Care 1- 866-400-1243
For more on the federal government’s response, visit https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-michael.
Federal Disaster Assistance information
- Visit DisasterAssistance.gov to find assistance in your area: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance/find-assistance
- Find VA specific information on DisasterAssistance.gov: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance/assistance-by-federal-agency
- Visit www.ready.gov to learn about preparedness kits, family emergency plans, and more.