Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (SORCC)
VA SORCC is Ready for Coronavirus
Planning to visit VA SORCC? Here’s what to expect
By now, you’ve heard about the coronavirus (COVID-19) causing respiratory illness around the world.
Fortunately, SORCC is ready. We have plans in place to protect everyone who gets care, visits or works at one of our facilities.
In following the CDC guidelines for intake precautions, beginning Monday March 23rd VASORCC will be performing drive-through health screenings. All Veterans, employees, visitors, volunteers and contractors will be screened before entering VA SORCC facilities. Grants Pass and Klamath Falls clinics will be screening at the main entrance.
If you visit one of our facilities, our staff will ask three screening questions:
1. Do you have a fever or worsening cough or shortness of breath or
2. Have you or a close contact traveled to an area with widespread or
sustained community transmission of COVID-19 within 14 days of symptom onset?
3. Have you been in close contact with someone, including
health care workers, confirmed to have COVID-19?
Depending on your answers, a health care professional will assist you on the next steps of your visit.
Our Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) is continuing to provide treatment and accepting requests for admission. We are taking additional precautions considering COVID-19 to reduce risk of exposure to the Veterans we serve. Due to current VA travel restriction, and in an abundance of caution, Veterans are limited to travel via privately owned vehicle to arrive for their admission date. We are not authorizing travel via flight or bus as there is a VA travel ban. We are also reducing passes from our RRTP program to reduce community exposure. If you have any questions, please contact our RRTP admission team at (541) 826-2111 ext. 3210.
If you’re coming in for a health care visit, stop and call your team first, or send a secure message through MyHealtheVet—even if you have an appointment. You may be able to receive care through VA telehealth without having to leave home. If you do visit, plan to get there earlier than usual to answer the three simple screening questions. It’s for everyone’s safety!
At this time, visitors are prohibited from visiting VA SORCC without an appointment until further notice and the below services are temporarily on hold to help limit exposure of our high-risk Veterans in the community and on campus.
- Some Podiatry procedures
- Orthopedic joint injections
- Dental will be limited to only urgent procedures
- ALL Compensation and Pension appointments
Everyone is encouraged to take every day preventative actions to avoid being exposed to the virus: - Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. - Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. - Stay home if you are sick or becoming sick. - Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. - If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with symptoms, call the VA before going to the facility.
Thank you to every patient, visitor, and staff of the VA SORCC Health Care System for your support to our Veterans as we navigate COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Your support is vital as we move forward. Information is rapidly changing, but we are prepared for COVID-19 and strong community support is helpful in this effort.
For the latest VA updates on the coronavirus and prevention tips on preventing the spread of disease, visit www.publichealth.va.gov.