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Department of Veterans Affairs Expansion of Health Care Services

Of interest to Hudson County Veterans and surrounding areas

VA is moving forward with a phased approach for expanding select services that were put on hold due to the coronavirus at medical facilities across the country. Our goal is to care for Veterans who have the greatest clinical need while ensuring a safe environment for both employees and Veterans.

VA facilities may not expand to a full spectrum of care immediately. In resuming services, VA facilities will consider the unique circumstances of each state and local government, environmental safety preparedness, and clinical risk assessments to assure the safest possible environment. 

Due to the trend of COVID-19 cases in Southwest Michigan still flattening,  our facility is not yet ready to expand services. Facilities selected as lead sites were chosen because they align with VA, federal, state, and local guidance and meet the White House “Guidelines for Opening Up America” gating criteria for expanding services. Gating criteria are requirements that each region or state should meet before reintroducing select services, such as a decline in COVID-19 cases during a 14-day period.

Once the Battle Creek VA Medical Center has met the gating criteria, it will be phased into VA’s plan for expanding care. In the meantime, we will benefit from data, lessons learned, and best practices from the lead sites’ experiences.

Based on current data, we expect to slowly begin to expand services on June 15, 2020.  Please note that expanded services will be by appointment. Please call to make an appointment before visiting. The preferred method of care until we meet criteria is using virtual care when possible.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a Claims Clinic for Veterans, Service-members and Dependents 

Garden State Harley-Davidson 
1775 Route 10 East 
Morris Plains, NJ 07950 

Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10AM – 2PM 
Veteran, Service-members and dependents who are interested and eligible to receive VA benefits and entitlements. 

This is a great opportunity to get information about VA benefits and entitlements, submit a claim for benefits or receive information about the status of your pending VA claim. This event is open to the public. A VA Health Care representative will also be present to answer questions. 

For more information contact Jennifer Myers at 973-297-3384 or Jennifer.myers6@va.gov

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