Call before visiting VA health facility, Changes to Urgent Care benefits, Free resources thru PATRIOTLink

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VA Podcast: Women In Choppers w/ Army Veteran Hallie Johnston
Bonus Podcast: Coronavirus update No. 2
Veteran News Network:Virtual appeal hearings, precision oncology treatment and telehealth
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Student forms unimaginable bond with Kansas Veterans
Change your FB Profile Picture for Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29

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Veterans: Call before visiting your VA facility

Got a fever, cold, cough or flu-like symptoms? Are you worried that you have a viral illness? The last thing you want to do is get out of the house to see the doctor, exposing yourself (and others) to more potential bugs and viruses.

VA can make it easier and safer to get back to health with virtual care through My HealtheVet and the VA Video Connect app on your smartphone, tablet or computer.



Secretary Wilkie: VA ready for COVID-19 pandemic

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VA has four specific missions. Three are Veterans health care, Veterans benefits and running national cemeteries.

“Our fourth mission is to support the federal government in times of natural disasters and pandemics.

We are gaming out emergency preparedness scenarios and we stand ready when the President needs us to expand our mission,” stated VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. 


Changes to Urgent Care Benefits in Northeast

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The VA is transitioning its urgent care network manager in Northeastern states, effective March 18, from TriWest Healthcare Alliance to Optum Public Sector Solutions, Inc., which is part of United Health Group.

States affected are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia.


Women leading growth at White House VA Hotline


The White House VA Hotline’s newest graduating class of agents started taking live calls this week.

This class, a group of seven talented women, began listening to the concerns and experiences of Veterans and their families nationwide—and quickly fit right in.


Veterans can search free resources through Code of Support’s PATRIOTlink


Code of Support’s PATRIOTlink® platform is a free online resource database that includes thousands of programs tailored to the military and Veteran community.

Through PATRIOTlink, users can search vetted, direct, cost-free services specific to their needs.


Borne the Battle #186: Hallie Johnston, Army black hawk pilot

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Army Veteran Hallie Johnston shares insight into her military career as a pilot, her transition to civilian life and becoming a board member at Carry the Load.



National Resource Directory

Did you know the National Resource Directory has more than 14,000 vetted resources available to you right now? Resources like the American Red Cross Military and Caregiver Network: offering a secure, custom, caregiver only online community, virtual peer support groups, virtual wellbeing activities, volunteer opportunities and more.

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VA News Releases

VA Welcome Kit

Find a VA Facility near you.


Not sure where to start?



No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home

Free Help for Homeless Veterans Dial 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) for 24/7 access VA’s services for homeless and at-risk Veterans

Homeless Veteran Chat Confidential, 24/7 online support for homeless Veterans and friends for more information

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness guide for communities and providers to prepare for COVID-19 disease outbreaks and their impacts on people experiencing homelessness.

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? 

Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 172 VA Medical Centers across the country? Make the Connection Resource Locator

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)

Hear stories of recovery from Veterans like you


On RallyPoint, you can discuss COVID resources for the militaryAlso, learn about no-cost PTS treatment programs.

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