Fayetteville home gets first round of vaccinationsBrittany Clauson, an adminstrative specialist at the Arkansas State Veterans Home -Fayetteville, is vaccinated during round one of the vaccinations at the Arkansas State Veterans Home January 5.


When can you get vaccinated?  Use the stay informed tool to help the VA schedule you

You don’t need to sign up to get a vaccine. And you can change your mind about getting a vaccine at any time. The Veterans Affairs will use the information you provide to understand your interest and keep you informed.

Learn who will get a COVID-19 vaccine first based on CDC guidelines

Governor rolls out Vaccine plan  -- click link to go to plan

CAVHS following CDC & VA vaccination prioritization protocols

Front-line staff and vulnerable populations are first

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas. Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System has received a small third shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. We are still in the initial round of vaccinating our front-line workers and our long-term Community Living Center residents.

With the new shipments, CAVHS has begun vaccinating vulnerable populations such as Veterans 75 and over, those on dialysis, undergoing chemotherapy, have had a transplant, and/or are homeless. A CAVHS staff member will contact each enrolled Veteran when it is time to schedule his or her vaccination.

Central Arkansas Veterans Affairs is scheduled to provide vaccinations at our Day Treatment Center serving homeless Veterans in downtown Little Rock on Thursday morning.

Residents in Fayetteville and North Little Rock State Veterans Homes recieve first round of vaccinations

first round at Fayetteville

Residents of the Arkansas State Veterans Home at Fayetteville were vaccinated in their rooms.  Residents were asked to volunteer to be vaccinated in front of the media to be photographed through a window. This Vietnam Marine veteran obliged at the first round of vaccinations January 5.

VA expands access to telehealth services during COVID-19 pandemic for older, rural and homeless Veterans
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today its Digital Divide Consult has helped more than 12,000 Veterans obtain internet access or a video-capable device for their health care needs.
As part of the program, VA providers refer Veterans to a VA social worker, who determines eligibility for various programs to assist with getting the internet service or technology needed for VA telehealth — ensuring older Veterans, those living in rural areas and Veterans who are homeless or in temporary housing have the opportunity to participate.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Veterans with lower incomes, more severe disabilities and more chronic conditions are more likely to use virtual care during the pandemic; but Veterans older than 45 and Veterans who are homeless or who live in rural areas are less likely to use video care. The Digital Divide Consult provides a solution for these Veterans to access video care when needed.
“The pandemic has tested VA’s workforce like never before, and innovations like the Digital Divide Consult highlight the ingenuity and resilience that have been hallmarks of the department’s successful response to this national emergency,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “As our virtual care infrastructure continually improves, so does the quality and accessibility of Veterans’ care.”
VA’s Digital Divide Consult and other initiatives are prime reasons the use of telehealth services by Veterans continues to rise. In mid-November, a total of 196,116 telehealth video visits to Veterans in their homes or other off-site locations were completed over a seven-day period, representing a 1,653% increase in weekly VA Video Connect visits since the end of February. The number of video appointments held per day peaked at more than 41,000.
To further enable Veterans to participate in telehealth, VA facilities are establishing test-call services to support Veterans ahead of their first video visit. Additionally, VA is partnering with Microsoft’s Airband initiative to educate Veterans on essential digital skills. VA intends to update the Digital Divide Consult as opportunities for future broadband and device discounts become available.
Learn more about VA telehealth.

VA to resume co-pay collections January

Media Briefing March 25 2020

Photo by Randall Lee Photographer for the Governor.
Eddie Schmeckenbecher, ASL translator from the Arkansas School for the Deaf, Governor Asa Hutchinson, Secretary Nate Todd, Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, and Secretary Nate Smith, Arkansas Department of Health at a recent press conference. Find more photos here: COVID Media Briefing GCR 03-25-20


For veterans, Reserve and National Guard, active duty, retirees, and their family members

Food pantries Map

This is a map featuring school meals, food pantries, community meals, and local food in Arkansas.

Homeless Veterans


    This is a link to the money that was approved for US citizens impacted by COVID 19.

Impact payments for veterans


Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs is still working with veterans.  Use the link to find your ADVAcate  Find ADVAcate Ashley County

The example shows Ashley County.  Change county or zipcode in the blue bar to find yours.

File a claim online tutorial

This link can help Veterans file claims online

Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries adjust service for COVID 19

BX/PX Facebook and hours of operation

SBA Small Business forgiveness

CDC self screen

    Self-screen bot will walk you through your symptoms to help you decide whether or not to seek medical help.

UAMS free, 24-hour self screen

Self-screen bot will walk you through your symptoms to help you decide whether or not to seek medical help.

Arkansas Department of Health

    Use this  link to find directives and guidance regarding Arkansas response to COVID 19 as well as latest data on active cases in Arkansas

    ADH has activated a call center to answer questions from health care providers and the public about the novel coronavirus. During normal business hours (8:00am – 4:30pm), urgent and non-urgent calls, please call 1-800-803-7847. After normal business hours, urgent calls needing immediate response, please call 501-661-2136.

Please take steps to protect yourself. The ADH recommends:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Practice social distancing. Avoid close contact with others, especially those who are sick, by keeping at least 6 feet between you and others.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your health care provider. Your physician will decide if testing is necessary based on your symptoms and known exposures.

OTHER PROVIDERS AND  phone numbers

    This is a list of screening sites and phone numbers for areas around the state.  ADH will have a more up to date list.

County closings and CITY CURFEWS with phone numbers when available

    Counties that are closed to public entry along with screen shots of the door signs that have phone numbers when available. This also lists curfews of Arkansas cities and those that border Arkansas.  This list might not be complete. 

    If you see your county  or city is not represented, have the county send its status and a picture of the door sign with office phone numbers or ask the city to send its curfew information  to: or

Governors COVID-19 links

Veterans links from the VA

    Includes Federal helpful links for Veterans

Shreveport VA COVID 19

    Includes access information and phone numbers to Veterans Health InShreveport Overton Brooks Health Care 

Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks    

    Directory of Clinics

        Includes Fort Smith, Harrison and other clinics in the Ozark VA foot print.

Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care CAVHS Little Rock

   Information for entry to Fort Roots or McClellan facilities

G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center  --  Mississippi VA Health Care

Veterans, if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, call us at 601-362-4471 or 1-800-949-1009 and press 6, before you visit your local medical center or clinic. In addition to calling first, consider using virtual care options such as telehealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging. Visitors, if you do not feel well, please postpone your visit. Read VA’s latest information on the new coronavirus at

Memphis VA Health

VA is monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you’re a Veteran seeking medical care, call Telephone Care at 901-577-7221 before visiting—even if you already have an appointment. Click here for facility and COVID-19 information. 

     Temporary closings

    Memphis Mayor issues Safer at Home order

   VA Public Health

    Includes  --on scroll down-- active cases data in VA health care facilities as well as what do do if you are a veteran who might have COVID 19 symptoms

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management

    This contains links to all State entities information related to COVID-19

Oklahoma COVID 19 Info

Missouri COVID 19 Info

Tennessee COVID 19 Info

Mississippi COVID 19 Info

Louisana COVID 19 INFO

Texas COVID 19 Info


    This contains links to DOD Covid response

Tricare Military COVID 19

    Links to Tricare and on this site are links to Tricare for Retirees.