VA appointments cancelled

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- Planning ahead, people with the Veterans Affairs are canceling outpatient appointments for next Tuesday, the day after Labor Day.

The medical centers in Gainesville and Lake City, as well as the outpatient clinics in Ocala and Palatka, are canceling outpatient appointments for Tuesday.

Veterans who need immediate urgent care services can call the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center at 1-877-741-3400 for 24/7 support. This service is not to be confused with emergency services.

Veterans from storm-impacted areas who require immediate assistance may contact the VA Veteran Disaster Line at 1-800-507-4571.

Veterans who are experiencing medical or mental health emergencies are asked to visit the nearest emergency room of dial 9-1-1.