VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) offers the COVID-19 vaccine to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers* at no cost. We provide the vaccine to VA-enrolled Veterans by appointment at any of our seven sites of care or as walk-ins to our University Drive campus. We provide the vaccine to spouses, caregivers and Veterans who are not eligible and enrolled in VA as walk-ins to our University Drive campus or by appointment at any of our five outpatient clinics.
University Drive Walk-In Clinic
All Veterans, enrolled in VA health care or not, their spouses and caregivers can receive the vaccine as walk-ins to our University Drive campus from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except federal holidays. We do not offer walk-in inoculations at our H.J. Heinz III campus or any of our outpatient clinics
VA is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance to pause in providing the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine at this time. This pause is due to a concern about possible rare side effects. Your safety is our top priority. For more information, read the CDC and FDA statement on the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. If you have a vaccine appointment scheduled, VAPHS will give you the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Eligible enrolled Veterans are:
- Are any age AND
- Are eligible and registered for VHA care, AND
- Receive their VHA care at VAPHS or any of our outpatient clinics in Belmont County, Ohio, and Beaver, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties in Pennsylvania, AND
- Have NOT had any vaccinations in the 14 days prior to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Eligible enrolled Veterans can either visit University Drive as a walk-in or send a secure message via My HealtheVet to your primary care provider to schedule an appointment at our University Drive campus, H.J. Heinz III campus, or an outpatient clinic.
*Spouses are those who are in a marriage, same-sex or common-law marriage with a veteran, or are a widow or widower of a veteran. Caregivers are a family member or friend who provides care to a veteran or helps a veteran with personal needs like feeding, bathing, or dressing or tasks like shopping or transportation.
Non-enrolled Veterans, spouses and caregivers can potentially speed up the registration process when they arrive as walk-ins at University Drive by signing up in advance at COVID-19 vaccines at VA.
Off-site COVID-19 vaccine clinics
We do not have any first dose, off-site clinics scheduled at this time.
Weekend walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Saturday, April 17, and Saturday, April 24, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at our University Drive campus in Oakland. Appointments are not required but are recommended. You can schedule an appointment by calling 412-822-3000. If you request an appointment via text message, you do not have to also call.
During these clinics, VAPHS will provide the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine requires two doses given approximately 21 days apart.
To ensure we can observe COVID-19 safety measures and provide ample parking, if your last name begins with:
- A-M, please report between 7 and 11:30 a.m.
- N-Z, please report between noon and 4:30 p.m.
Please do not bring anyone into the building with you who is not getting a vaccine unless you need help with mobility or other issues. Wear a face covering and practice physical distancing (6 feet).
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Enroll in VA health care
Are you a Veteran who is not enrolled for VA health care? Find out if you are eligible to enroll in VA health care:
- Apply online at How to apply for VA health care
- Call VA toll-free at 877-222-8387, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Download the mailable VA Form 10-10EZ. Send the completed 10-10EZ with a copy of your DD214 to VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Attn: Patient Registration, University Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Note: You may be asked to provide your DD214 and income information.