Veterans Affairs clinics in Afton, Evanston and Casper will be temporarily closed to face-to-face patient visits as of Monday due to concerns about COVID-19.
The three clinics are all part of the Sheridan VA Health Care System. A news release from the Sheridan VA states the decision has been made to protect the health of both veterans and health care workers, and veterans will still be able to receive care.
The Riverton VA clinic, which is also part of the Sheridan system, suspended face-to-face patient visits as of Monday this week.
Enrolled veterans will be able to receive care during the temporary closure through telehealth services available for appointments. These virtual care options allow veterans to communicate with care teams from their homes, with options including telephone appointments or video teleconferencing through VA Video Connect.
According to the release, there are currently no positive cases of the COVID-19 virus in the Sheridan VA Health Care System.