Tell-a-Vet - Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island
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Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island

 

Tell-a-Vet

Tell-a-Vet
Monday, August 6, 2012

Do you know:

  • A family member, friend, or neighbor who is a Veteran but not receiving VA healthcare services?
  • A Veteran who may be experiencing financial hardship, a job loss, or is between jobs?
  • A Veteran who is returning from military service?


Then, you can help get information out to our Veterans!

The Veterans Health Administration wants to let Veterans know about the health support services available to them, and we need your help.  If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of the questions above, please TELL-A-VET and/or print out this list and give it to him or her.

In addition to the doctors and nurses who provide our Vets with high-quality health care, VHA has many programs to help Vets reach their optimal health.

Health Benefits 
www.va.gov/healthbenefits
Start here to learn what VA health benefits you are eligible for and apply for care.
Helpful Phone Numbers
Health Benefits: 877-222-VETS (8387)
Other VA Benefits: 800-827-1000
Homeless Services: 877-424-3838

Compensated Work Therapy 
www.cwt.va.gov
A vocational rehabilitation program to match and support work ready veterans in competitive jobs.

Disease Prevention 
www.prevention.va.gov
Advocating for health promotion, disease prevention, and health education for our nation’s Veterans.

Geriatrics & Extended Care 
www.va.gov/geriatrics
Geriatric and extended care services for Veterans including non-institutional and institutional options.

Homeless Services 
www.va.gov/homeless
To end Veteran homelessness within the next five years, VA offers a variety of resources, programs and benefits to assist Veterans who are homeless.

Mental Health 
www.mentalhealth.va.gov
Maintaining and improving the health and well-being of Veterans through excellence in health care, social services, education, and research.

MyHealtheVet
www.myhealth.va.gov
Anywhere, anytime Internet access to VA health care information and services.

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 
www.ptsd.va.gov
VA’s center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder.

Readjustment Counseling (Vet Centers)
www.vetcenter.va.gov
Offers services to Veterans and their families to aid their successful transition from military to civilian life.

Rural Health
www.ruralhealth.va.gov
Improving access and quality of care for Veterans living in rural areas.

Substance Abuse Programs 
www.mentalhealth.va.gov/substanceabuse.asp
Treatments addressing problems related to substance use, from unhealthy use of alcohol to life-threatening addictions.

Veterans Crisis Line
veteranscrisisline.net
The Veterans Crisis Line (Dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1) is a toll-free, confidential phone support line that connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders.

Women Veterans Health Care
www.womenshealth.va.gov
Implementing positive changes in providing care for all women Veterans

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