Jacksonville, Greenville Veteran Centers Host Information Fair - Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System
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Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System


Jacksonville, Greenville Veteran Centers Host Information Fair

June 25, 2012

Jacksonville, Greenville Veteran Centers Host Information Fair
at the Jacksonville Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Free information, resources, Coaching Into Care services on site at Mobile Vet Unit

            All enrolled and non-enrolled Veterans are invited to the Veteran’s Information Health Fair to receive information and counseling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, get free blood pressure checks and enroll for VA health benefits.  Veterans can receive health information and ask about various services available to them through the Veterans Health Administration from representatives of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center (VAMC) and speak with representatives from area Vet Center Programs.

          The Mobile Vet Center Unit will be set up at the Jacksonville Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) parking lot at 241B Freedom Way Drive, Midway Park, NC 28544 on Tuesday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The team consists of a nurse educator, social worker and vet center counselors who can speak with Veterans and discuss such issues as mental health services, diabetes management and tips on controlling hypertension and cholesterol levels.  An eligibility and enrollment specialist will be on-hand to discuss VA health benefits and accept Veterans’ enrollments on the spot.
            “The Mobile Vet Center offers readjustment counseling services for individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling and medical referrals,” said Paul Siverson, readjustment counseling services, NC Vet Center Program.   “We also offer assistance in applying for VA Benefits, Employment counseling, guidance and referral to community resources.  At the information fair, Veterans can learn about the new toll free Coaching Into Care service that works directly with the Veterans Crisis Line and the Caregiver Support Line to provide guidance and referrals at any time.” 

           Anyone who served in the U.S. military is invited to attend the event.  Veterans wanting to enroll are highly encouraged to bring a copy of their DD Form 214 (discharge paperwork) and last year’s financial information to expedite enrollment in the system.

            For more information, please contact the Fayetteville VAMC Rural Health Nurse Educator, Greta Ellison at (910) 353-6406 ext. 242 for more information.

            Media attending should R.S.V.P. to Fayetteville VAMC Public Affairs Officer, Robin DeMark, at (910) 488-2120 ext 5991 or email Robin.DeMark@VA.Gov.