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Cincinnati VA Medical Center


Beginning April 8, Walk-in clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for ALL Veterans, Spouses and Caregiver at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. See below for dates and times. More Details


COVID-19 vaccines: To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit our vaccine information page.

For VA-specific information: Read our coronavirus FAQs and public health response, or use our coronavirus chatbot.

Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. Please contact us first before going to any of our locations. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video.

For the latest coronavirus information: Visit the CDC website.

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Attention Veterans

The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is pleased to announce that beginning Thursday April 8, the Cincinnati VA Medical Center will begin offering COVID-19 Vaccine to all Veterans (enrolled and non-enrolled), Spouses and Caregivers during walk-in clinics at the Main Facility on 3200 Vine Street as part of the SAVE LIVES Act.

Pre- Registration: Prior to coming to the Medical Center for your walk-in vaccine, Non-enrolled Veterans, Spouses and Caregivers must Pre-register. This important step will allow us to expedite your vaccine experience and lower your wait times.

**Enrolled Veterans do not need to pre-register. Enrolled Veterans may simply come to a walk-in clinic during one of the listed times to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Two ways to Pre-register:

Call 513-861-3100 ext. 6468


By using the Keep Me Informed Tool

 Due to supply, our Community Based Outpatient Clinic are able to offer vaccine by appointment only at this time. Please call your local CBOC for more information.

 Below are walk-in clinics at the Main Medical Center for ALL enrolled and non-enrolled Veterans, Spouses and Caregivers:

  • Thursday April 8 from 5pm-6pm
  • Saturday April 10 from 8am-10am
  • Monday April 12 from 5pm-6pm
  • Wednesday April 14 from 5pm-6pm
  • Sunday April 18 from 4:15pm-5:15pm
  • Thursday April 22 from 5pm-6pm
  • Saturday April 24 from 11am-12pm

Please note, you should not attend a walk in if you have any of the following:

  • Currently sick
  • Have received any other vaccines in the past 2 weeks
  • If you have been diagnosed with and received certain medical treatments for COVID-19 in the past 90 days

Contact your provider if you have any questions before attending any walk in clinic.

See below for additional information such as the current visitor policy and mask guidance. Thank you for your Service.

The following measures are in place with a focus on your safety:  

Updated Guidelines for Inpatient/Outpatient Visitors. Please note for safety during this time we are limiting visitors to age 18 and older. 

Inpatient (Does not apply to the Community Living Center, the CLC will continue use of current VHA Guidance):

  1. Based on improvement of community COVID rates, as well as vaccine deployment, family members may now visit inpatients.
  2. Steps for visitors:
    1. Visitors will be allowed into the facility during visiting hours. At the present time, these hours are from 1p-7p.
    2. All visitors will be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID as they come into the facility. Visitors are not permitted if they exhibit any respiratory illness symptoms (coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, etc..).
    3. A single visitor is allowed in the facility at a time for a period that will be at the discretion of the clinical team. Please contact your clinical team for more information. 
    4. The number of single visitors allowed over the course of the day will be at the discretion of the clinical team. Please contact your clinical team for more information. 
  3. Visitors will be required to use appropriate personal protective measures, including a facemask, and follow the guidance of VA staff. A face mask and shield can be provided if needed.
  4. When family members visit, they should not congregate in numbers that do not allow for proper social distancing and safety in areas of the hospital. VA Employees may ask family members to take turns coming into facility to visit family members so that social distancing requirements are maintained.


  1. When Veterans arrive for outpatient appointments, family members/escort/visitors are asked to remain outside, and the Veteran go to their appointment on their own.
  2. In instances when the Veteran has a family member with them who states that the Veteran requires their assistance, for either mental or physical limitations, the family members/escort/visitors may stay with the Veteran to assist them.
  3. All visitors will be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID as they come into the facility. Visitors are not permitted if they exhibit any respiratory illness symptoms (coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, etc..)
  4. Visitors will be required to use appropriate personal protective measures, including a facemask, and follow the guidance of VA staff. A face mask and shield can be provided if needed.


We will continue to require all who enter our facilities to answer screening questions and we will continue to take everyone’s temperature prior to entry. 

We will continue to practice social distancing and provide clinical care options through virtual means such as Veteran Video Connect (VVC) or telephonically, as clinically appropriate. We will mark appropriate distances on the floors and have seating placement to represent appropriate social distancing, avoid tight spacing and reduce the likelihood of spread.

To keep everyone safe and slow the potential spread, we are requiring everyone at all Cincinnati VA Medical Center facilities to wear a mask at all times.

All events are cancelled until further notice. This includes tables, booths, exhibits, ribbon cuttings, food pantries, health fairs, job fairs, etc. Treatment Groups/Support Groups are still running as scheduled this time. Please call your local point of contact prior to traveling for questions. 

Out-patient lab services information:

Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:30pm,  Location: Outpatient Lab Services (Room B432) Walk-Ins Welcome

Saturdays from 8:00am-2:00pm, Location: Second floor lab window (Room C230) Walk-Ins Welcome

After hours and Sundays by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call 513-475-6321 between 9am and 3pm Monday-Friday. Kindly note the outpatient lab is closed on all Federal Holidays

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