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VA. Health & Benefit Overview. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). OEF/OIF/OND Program. Programs located at VA Medical Centers in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Detroit, & Saginaw. VISN 11 VA Medical Centers in Michigan. Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, & New Dawn.

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Health &



oef oif ond program

Programs located at VA Medical Centers in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Detroit, & Saginaw

veterans of operations enduring freedom iraqi freedom new dawn
Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, & New Dawn

VA provides enhanced enrollment opportunity and five years of cost-free health care to veterans who served in a theater of combat operations, for any injury or illness associated with this service

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Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, & New Dawn

The five year window of care starts over with each additional deployment to a theater of combat operations

non service related issues
Non-Service RelatedIssues
  • Veterans who experience Non-Service related illness/injuries Post Deployment may be charged a co-pay at VA for treatment of these conditions i.e. flu, colds, auto accident


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  • Cost free one time treatment of dental conditions for recently separated veterans who
    • served for 90 days or more,
    • apply within 180 days of separation, and
    • DD214 indicates necessary dental care was not provided within 90 days of release or discharge
    • (Line 17 Yes □ No ■)
medical benefits plan
Medical Benefits Plan
  • Screening Exams for: Depression, Substance Abuse, Military Sexual Trauma, Environmental Contaminants, Embedded Fragments, Depleted Uranium, TBI, PTSD
  • Preventive Care Services
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment
  • Prescription Services
  • Women’s Health Program
women veteran programs
Women Veteran Programs
  • Women Veterans may receive
    • full continuum of medical benefits package
    • women’s family planning and birth control, gender-specific health care, e.g. hormone replacement therapy, breast and GYN care, maternity, limited infertility
    • Special considerations
      • Each facility has a Women Veterans Program Manager
      • Women’s Trauma Recovery Program (Palo Alto) inpatient post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and military sexual trauma (MST) treatment
      • Women’s Benefits Coordinator available for disability benefits

Serving Combat Veterans

Contact Information

616-285-5795 FAX 616-285-5898

vet center services

Vet Center Staff include Combat Veterans

(Veterans serving Veterans)

Individual Counseling

Group Counseling

Military Sexual Trauma Counseling

Marital/Family Counseling

Bereavement Counseling

Drug and Alcohol Referral

Liaison with VA & Community Resources

Benefits Assistance Referral

Community Education and Career Referral


VBA Benefits & Services

  • Compensation
  • Education
  • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
  • Life Insurance
  • Home Loan Guaranty

National Cemeteries

  • Burial for Veteran and Spouse
  • Headstone, Flag, and perpetual care
  • Nationwide Gravesite Locator
  • 800-535-1117 or

Local VA Contacts

VA Medical Center (VHA):

1-800-214-1247 Battle Creek VAMC Toll Free

269-966-5600 x35308 OEF/OIF/OND Program

269-966-5600 x36451 TPA (Mick)

Vet Center:

616-285-5795 Grand Rapids Vet Center

VA Regional Office (VBA):

1-800-827-1000 Detroit Regional Office



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