Birmingham VA Medical Center

Birmingham VA Medical Center The Birmingham VA Health Care System provides for the health care needs of Veterans in the greater Birmingham area and it's surrounding communities.
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For more details about our services visit our website at http://www.birmingham.va.gov.

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If a Veteran in your life is having a hard time, your support can give them hope. During Suicide Prevention Month, take ...
09/29/2020

If a Veteran in your life is having a hard time, your support can give them hope. During Suicide Prevention Month, take a moment to look at the resources at BeThereForVeterans.com and learn how to #BeThere.

Your COVID-19 face covering canalso protect you and others fromthe flu. Continue to wear it, getyour flu shot, wash your...
09/28/2020

Your COVID-19 face covering can
also protect you and others from
the flu. Continue to wear it, get
your flu shot, wash your hands,
and practice physical distancing
to help keep yourself and others
flu and COVID-free. For more
information, visit
www.prevention.va.gov/flu

As we expand in-person services, keeping our nation’s Veterans safe is our top priority.We’ve introduced new safety guid...
09/28/2020
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

As we expand in-person services, keeping our nation’s Veterans safe is our top priority.
We’ve introduced new safety guidelines at our facility. Read how we’re protecting Veterans: https://www.birmingham.va.gov/COVID_19.asp

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

During Suicide Prevention Month, take time to #BeThere for the Veterans in your life. Call or video chat them to say hel...
09/26/2020

During Suicide Prevention Month, take time to #BeThere for the Veterans in your life. Call or video chat them to say hello and let them know you’re thinking of them. Find ways to take action at BeThereForVeterans.com.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
09/25/2020

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Today marks 100 years of @DAVHQ's work ensuring that Veterans get the benefits and services that are available to them. To learn more, visit www.dav.org.

Fight the good fight & get a flushot this fall. Do your part tofight flu and COVID-19! The flushot is the best protectio...
09/24/2020

Fight the good fight & get a flu
shot this fall. Do your part to
fight flu and COVID-19! The flu
shot is the best protection
against the flu. Remember to
wear your face covering, wash
your hands often, and practice
physical distancing to prevent
both flu and COVID-19. For more
information, visit
www.prevention.va.gov/flu

09/23/2020
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
09/23/2020

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

September is Suicide Prevention Month. During #SPM20, take small actions to show a Veteran you care. Learn more at: BeThereForVeterans.com #BeThere

Purple Heart Day honors those who received the nation’s oldest military award. First presented by then General George Wa...
09/22/2020

Purple Heart Day honors those who received the nation’s oldest military award. First presented by then General George Washington in 1782 and at that time known as the “Badge of Military Merit”, the Purple Heart Medal is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action.

While clearing out some items from her recently deceased father-in-law’s belongings, Ms. Lisa Abel of Hoke Bluff, Alabama came across a Purple Heart. Knowing her father-in-law was not prior military, she was puzzled by the medal. She immediately started researching the recipient.

She turned to Facebook asking for any information on the mystery. Next, Abel contacted the Birmingham VA Health Care System (BVAHCS). She shared a few bits of information she could find on the Veteran.

“According to the label listed in the box, his name was Jimmy Morgan,” said Abel.

The medal was kept in a chest along with various ribbons around it.

Able attempt to use social media to try and locate family members in the area came to no avail.

The BVAHCS’s Public Affairs team reached out to the following organizations to assist in locating Morgan’s family members: National Personnel Records Center, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Auxiliary and Purple Hearts Reunited.

Zachariah Fike heads up Purple Hearts Reunited (PHR), a nonprofit organization whose “purpose is to return Purple Hearts and other military awards that have become separated from the original recipients or their descendants.”

Fike and his team narrowed down the recipient and located one of his family members. The PHR staff and volunteers have returned more than 400 medals to the original recipients or to their families.

James Morgan was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II’s Pacific Theatre and a Purple Heart recipient. He was a lifelong resident of Gadsden.

Pvt. Morgan did not have children but Fike located one of his sister’s daughters, Pamagean Prochnow. Pamagean and her husband Charles live in Brownboro, AL.

The Prochnows decided to donate the Purple Heart to the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Special Collections Department.

Heather Adkins, Special Collections Manager, ensured the safekeeping of the medal.

“I do believe the Public Library can guarantee the prolonged safety of the medal, as well as continue to cherish it as an item of historical value for Huntsville and its Veterans.”

The Veterans Crisis Line is here for you during #SPM20, and every month, to answer your call, text, or chat. Don’t hesit...
09/22/2020

The Veterans Crisis Line is here for you during #SPM20, and every month, to answer your call, text, or chat. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re going through a difficult time. #BeThere

At the Birmingham VA Medical Center, we care about keeping Veterans safe as we reintroduce select in-person services.Her...
09/21/2020

At the Birmingham VA Medical Center, we care about keeping Veterans safe as we reintroduce select in-person services.
Here are the safety measures you can expect to see when you come in next:https://www.birmingham.va.gov/COVID_19.asp

Getting a flu shot this fall is more important than ever! Reduce your risk of flu and help prevent hospitals from being ...
09/21/2020
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

Getting a flu shot this fall is more important than ever! Reduce your risk of flu and help prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed by patients with the flu or coronavirus, as both can have a serious impact on Veterans and employees. Anyone can get sick, and flu and COVID-19 can each lead to severe illness, hospitalization and even death.
Get a flu shot, wash your hands, practice physical distancing, and wear a face covering to prevent the spread of both the flu and COVID-19. Visit www.prevention.va.gov/flu

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

Mommy and Me drive thru baby shower
09/21/2020

Mommy and Me drive thru baby shower

Veterans, if you’re going through a hard time, you are not alone. Find tools and resources that can give you hope and su...
09/19/2020

Veterans, if you’re going through a hard time, you are not alone. Find tools and resources that can give you hope and support in times of crisis at BeThereForVeterans.com. #SPM20

09/18/2020
We’re eager to begin safely expanding in-person services at our facility.If you’re coming in for an appointment, please ...
09/18/2020

We’re eager to begin safely expanding in-person services at our facility.
If you’re coming in for an appointment, please wear a face mask, follow physical distancing guidelines, and know that you may receive a COVID-19 screening. See you soon!
Additional information: https://www.birmingham.va.gov/COVID_19.asp

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
09/18/2020

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

More than 81,900 Americans remain missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf War and other conflicts. VA salutes the Veterans who served as prisoners of war and the Veterans still missing.

09/18/2020
Birmingham VA Medical Center's cover photo
09/17/2020

Birmingham VA Medical Center's cover photo

As we reintroduce in-person services at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, we want to make sure we’re meeting your needs ...
09/16/2020

As we reintroduce in-person services at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, we want to make sure we’re meeting your needs in a safe environment. When you come to our facility, be sure to wear a face mask or cover, maintain physical distance, and come prepared for a COVID-19 screening.
For additional information, please go to https://www.birmingham.va.gov/COVID_19.asp

09/15/2020

The flu vaccine has arrived! The Birmingham VA Health Care System provides seasonal flu vaccinations to eligible Veterans with no needed appointments, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the medical center and all of its community clinics. When presenting to receive your flu vaccine, Veterans should provide a valid ID card. Don’t delay, get your flu shot today!

You don’t need special training to help prevent Veteran suicide. During #SPM20, check in and talk with a Veteran you kno...
09/15/2020

You don’t need special training to help prevent Veteran suicide. During #SPM20, check in and talk with a Veteran you know about challenges they may be facing. #BeThere

Flu season is coming. Protect yourself and others! Get a flu shot, wash your hands often, wear a face covering, and prac...
09/14/2020

Flu season is coming. Protect yourself and others! Get a flu shot, wash your hands often, wear a face covering, and practice physical distancing. For more information on the flu shot, visit our website: www.prevention.va.gov/flu

09/14/2020

The Birmingham Veterans Affairs Health Care System (BVAHCS) has announced a new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) coming to Oxford, Alabama. The new 15,000+ square foot designed clinic will be the first of its kind in a true Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) concept and will offer primary care and mental health services, as well as the addition of two new services with audiology and optometry. The new CBOC will be located at 127 Davis Loop in Oxford, replacing the existing clinic currently located at 96 Ali Way.

“We are excited about the new VA clinic being able to provide expanded services closer to where our Veterans live,” said BVAHCS Director Stacy Vasquez. “The expansion of these services will assist many of our Veterans to receive care locally without having to drive to Birmingham.”

The PACT design will include separate corridor/entrances into examination rooms for patient and staff, work areas for enhanced coordination of care team, twelve standard exam rooms, a Women’s Health room, a Tele-Health room, a Tele-Retinal room and two triage rooms while staffing more than 30 employees. The current CBOC in Oxford/Anniston provides healthcare to more than 4,300 Veterans annually.

Construction for the new site will be managed by Construction Managers Incorporation based in Fremont, NC. The construction project is expected to cost $4 million with a five year lease and five one-year options. Completion of the new clinic is expected to be approximately one year after construction begins.

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700 19th St S
Birmingham, AL
35233

The Birmingham VA provides free shuttle service from it's parking deck to the medical center.

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