Current Operating Status - VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
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VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

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Current Operating Status

Situation Update

As of Monday, June 14, 2021 3:36 PM PDT

COVID-19: Updated Operational Status

The following information updates our current operating status across all VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System locations:

Inside Buildings

  • COVID screening questions upon entry no longer required - if you have COVID-19 symptoms, tell your healthcare provider immediately or do not enter.
  • Face coverings (nose and mouth) are required of all personnel in patient care buildings, indoor public areas and Veteran-facing locations.
  • Face coverings are required of all unvaccinated personnel in all indoor areas.
  • COVID-19 unvaccinated personnel are encouraged to maintain 6 ft. of physical distancing indoors and outdoors.
  • Minors must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
  • Canteens at the WLA, Sepulveda, and Downtown LA campuses have seating available, but seating remains limited.

Hospital and Community Living Center Visitation

Visitation is allowed and all visitors must check-in at the nursing station:

  • Visitors will be asked COVID screening questions
  • Hospital visitation is limited to 2 visitors per patient from 10am-8pm.
  • CLC visitation is limited to 2 visitors per resident from 8am-4pm.
  • Visitors to the critical care unit and COVID wards is limited to 12 years and older.

Campus Activities

  • Masks are not required outdoors.
  • COVID-19 unvaccinated personnel are encouraged to maintain 6 ft. of physical distancing indoors and outdoors.
  • No smoking/vaping allowed – all VA property is smoke-free.

Please remember that these policies are in place to keep our Veterans and staff safe. Visit us on Facebook or Twitter for updates. For more information on VA's response to COVID-19, please visit

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!



*UPDATED* If you’ll be visiting our West Los Angeles Campus soon please note that Lot 42, directly opposite the north entrance to the VA Medical Center, will be closed for construction beginning Monday, November 30. Beginning Monday, November 23, free patient valet service will become available to Veterans, while shuttles will run between all other South Campus parking lots for staff and other campus visitors. Note that to accommodate the patient valet service, Lot 43N will no longer be available for self-parking beginning at midnight on Friday, November 20. Patients and staff should budget extra time when coming to campus. Take a look below for details:


Telephone Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
  • 24 Hour Nurse: 1-877-252-4866
  • Change Your Appointment: 1-800-952-4852
    (option 2)
  • Media Inquiries: 310-268-3340
  • National Veterans Helpline: 1-800-507-4571
  • Patient Locator: 310-478-3711
    (press 0)
  • Pharmacy Refill: 1-800-952-4852
  • Staff Locator: Not Available
  • Telephone Care: 1-877-252-4866