Returning Service Members - Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System
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Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System


Returning Service Members

Transition & Care Management Team (formerly Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn)
The Fayetteville VA Medical Center Transition & Care Management (formerly OEF/OIF/OND) Program offers compassionate and caring individualized case management services to honorably discharged veterans of the US Armed Forces, including Reserves and National Guard, who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND).

Contact Information: 
Please call Wilfredo Davila, Transition & Care Management (formerly OEF/OIF/OND) Transition Patient Advocate at 910-475-6256/54 or Marisol Huertas, Transition & Care Management Program Manager at 910-475-6255 to assist you in your transition to the Fayetteville VA Medical Center.  We look forward to assisting you with questions or inquiries about your healthcare needs.

In Person Visit:
Transition & Care Management offices (former OEF/OIF/OND offices) at Fayetteville VA Health Care Center, 7300 South Raeford Road, 1st Floor 1C, Room 1643, Fayetteville NC  28304.

Special Eligibility and Coordination of Care for Combat Veterans Serving in Combat Theater After 11/11/1998- Returning Servicemembers (OEF/OIF/OND)

The Post-9/11 Transition and Care Management Program offers transitional assistance, case management and outreach services to all Veterans who have served after September 11, 2001 in their transition to civilian life. For more information about the various programs available for recent returning service members, log on to the Returning Servicemembers web site.

Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations also have special eligibility for VA health care. Under the "Combat Veteran" authority VA provides cost-free health care services and nursing home care for conditions possibly related to military service and enrollment in Priority Group 6 or higher for 5 years from the date of discharge or release from active duty, unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group.

Combat Veterans who enroll with VA under this enhanced Combat Veteran authority will continue to be enrolled even after their enhanced eligibility period ends, although they may be shifted to Priority Group 7 or 8, depending on their income level, and required to make applicable copays. Additionally, for care not related to combat service, copays may be required depending on their financial assessment and other special eligibility factors.

NOTE: The 5-year enrollment period applicable to these Veterans begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active duty military service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date.


Marisol Huertas
Program Manager, Transition & Care Management Team (formerly OEF/OIF/OND)
7300 South Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304

Wilfredo Davila
Transition Patient Advocate, Transition & Care Management Team (formerly OEF/OIF/OND)
7300 South Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304