Important information for Veterans who served in Afghanistan
Veterans Health Administration sent this bulletin at 08/17/2021 04:10 PM EDT
Afghanistan: Let’s Talk About It:
The news from Afghanistan is triggering a complicated view and flood of emotions for many. Veterans from all eras are reacting to the events in Afghanistan, such as the U.S withdrawal and the takeover by the Taliban.
Educate Delaware 2021: An Educational Webinar Series for Delaware’s Brain Injury Community
This Brain Injury Association of Delaware (BIADE) webinar series provides life skills, resources and useful information on current trends and topics related to brain injury. Brain Injury can cause many kinds of physical, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional impairments that are sometimes temporary and sometimes permanent depending on the individual and the severity of the brain injury. Impairments can range from subtle to severe. The BIADE Webinar Series will provide useful information for survivors, family members, caregivers, and members of the brain injury community.
Most people don’t realize the number of resources Easterseals has available to support caregivers. Whether you are looking for information from our Case Manager, respite funds to take a break from being a caregiver, or more education on topics that are vital to caregivers – Easterseals can provide what you need. Learn about these services and so much more from Nancy Ranalli, Director of Community Outreach at Easterseals.
Meeting ID: 935 7585 1182
To join by phone only, dial: 1-646-876-9923
Soldiers and Airmen, along with their Families, are invited to join in one or all of these Wednesday Webinars. Topics are meant to introduce you to benefits and services available to our military families. Topics and discussion will be most relevant to our National Guard and Reservists.
FEMA’s policy is set to provide financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.
To apply, call the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number >>> 844-684-6333
No online applications will be accepted. When you call, it should take about 20 minutes to apply.
You may qualify if:
You are a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who paid for funeral expenses after January 20, 2020, and,
The funeral expenses were for an individual whose death in the United States, territories or the District of Columbia, may have been caused by or was likely the result of COVID-19.
(FEMA POLICY: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Individuals and Households Program Policy (Interim) FEMA Policy FD 104-21-0001)
Update from Wilmington VA Medical Center and it’s Community Based Outpatient Clinics in
Delaware (Kent and Sussex counties) and southern New Jersey (Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland counties)
SAVE LIVES Act: Vaccines Now Available to All Veterans and Spouses/Caregivers
The Save Lives Act of 2021 has expanded eligibility to COVID-19 vaccine for ALL Veterans, including non-enrolled Veterans, as well as some spouses and caregivers of Veterans.
How to get your COVID-19 Vaccine through Wilmington VA Medical Center:
The Wilmington VA is currently vaccinating Veterans of all ages. Please do not delay getting your vaccine.
Enrolled Veterans: Call 302-633-5200 to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
Spouses and Caregivers of Veterans Currently Registered at Wilmington VAMC:* Report with the Veteran’s ID Card, spouse’s photo ID, marriage license and any other documentation proving eligibility with Veteran to the Enrollment and Eligibility Office at the Wilmington VAMC at 1601 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19805, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Non-enrolled Veterans (and their spouses and caregivers):* Non-enrolled Veterans as defined in the new legislation can report with photo ID and copy of DD-214 to the Enrollment and Eligibility Office at Wilmington VAMC Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Spouses of non-enrolled Veteran should bring photo ID, copy of marriage license and any other documentation proving eligibility with Veteran if they are interested in getting the vaccine.
*After registration is complete, an appointment will be scheduled at Wilmington VAMC Vaccine Clinic. Same-day appointments are available most times, but brief wait times may be encountered as we accommodate those needing vaccinations.
More information on the expanded eligibility is available on our COVID-19 webpage or call 302-633-5200.
We will continue to post routine updates around our COVID-19 vaccine program and SAVES LIVES Act on our website and on our social media channels @WilmingtonVAMC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Wilmington VA Medical Center expanded eligibility requirements for COVID-19 vaccines to include all enrolled Veterans regardless of age.
Veteran must be enrolled in VA healthcare at Wilmington VAMC or one of its five Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Delaware (Kent and Sussex counties) and southern New Jersey (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties) to be eligible to receive the vaccine. Veterans can call 302-633-5200, Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to schedule a vaccination appointment if enrolled in VA health care.
We encourage all Veterans who are eligible to receive the vaccination to schedule appointments to do so and for Veterans not enrolled in VA to get enrolled so they can receive the vaccination. We would also like to remind people to not delay routine care, including mental health care, and to engage with their care teams.
Jacob L. Dillon
Public Affairs Officer
Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1601 Kirkwood Highway
Office: 7039 Wilmington, DE 19805
DOVER — The Wilmington VA Medical Center will be swinging the doors open to its new Kent County Community Based Outpatient Clinic at the Blue Hen Corporate Center on March 31.
Beginning that day, the current CBOC location on Governors Avenue will close.
“We are extremely proud to be moving into this new clinic and expanding on the health care services we provide to veterans in central and southern Delaware,” said Vince Kane, director of the Wilmington VAMC. “In VA, it is our mission to provide exceptional health care by putting veterans first in everything we do.
“It is our privilege to meet the health care needs and challenges veterans face. This clinic is a testament to our investment and commitment to provide more care and services to veterans closer to their home.”
The new location is 20,000 square feet larger than the current one. The site, at 655 S. Bay Road-Unit 3C, will continue to provide veterans with the services that were available at the former site, and the additional space will allow for the expansion of services, such as primary care, behavioral health, specialty services and telehealth.
The clinic will include 18 primary care exam rooms, 12 mental health rooms, five specialty exam rooms, three women’s health rooms, optometry rooms, an audiology suite, a phlebotomy lab, procedure rooms, a telehealth room and conference rooms.
There will also be a staging area for home-based primary care, a physical medicine and rehabilitation suite, offices for care coordinators, a waiting room, a check-in area and storage and medication areas, as well as offices for veterans’ service organizations.
The veterans’ care team will remain the same, and the relocation should not cause interruptions to any patient’s care.
To ensure the health and safety of veterans and staff during COVID-19, patients are encouraged to contact their care team at (800) 461-8262, ext. 2400, before any unscheduled visit to the clinic.
Veterans can also schedule appointments at (800) 461-8262, option 2, or through MyHealtheVet.
COVID-19 Vaccinations for Eligible Veterans
All veterans are encouraged to get vaccinated when they are eligible. Wilmington VAMC’s goal is to vaccinate all eligible veterans who choose to get a vaccine as quickly and safely as possible.
Currently, Wilmington VAMC is offering vaccinations by appointment only to the following categories of veterans receiving care at VA:
Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care at Wilmington VAMC or one of its five Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Delaware or southern New Jersey.
Those enrolled veterans must be 55 or older or have underlying health conditions that put him or her at higher risk.
For eligible veterans who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination and meet the criteria above, more information, such as how to schedule an appointment and eligibility and enrollment criteria, can be found on the VAMC website.
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