Arizona veterans may not be aware of the benefits they are entitled to for serving their country. The City of Scottsdale offers various resources to meet the needs of veterans, including medical care, housing, VA benefits, and more.
If you are veteran living in the Scottsdale-area, you probably qualify for health benefits programs from the VA (Veterans Affairs). Members of the armed forces that served active duty for a period of time and were discharged honorably are eligible for VA benefits.
The Northeast Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic, through the Phoenix VA Health Care System, is located at 11390 E. Via Linda Road in Suite 105 in Scottsdale. The clinic provides primary care treatment and some specialty services, like mental health services, to veterans that qualify. There is also an on-site pharmacy and an after-hours emergency line patients can use. The clinic serves more than 3,000 veterans in the area.
The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM until 4 PM. You can contact the Enrollment Coordinator at (602)277-5551, extension 6508 to confirm eligibility or the clinic’s main phone number at (480)579-2200 to learn more.
The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is a resource for members of the armed forces and veterans to help them adjust to civilian life including finding housing and avoiding homelessness. If you are looking for housing in the Scottsdale-area, you can contact the Community Resource and Referral Center in Maricopa County at (602)248-6040 or (602)568-7843.
If you or a veteran you know is facing homelessness, the Homeless Veteran Line is open 24 hours a day. The representatives will locate local VA homeless veterans programs. You can call the Homeless Veterans Line at 1-877-424-3838.
The Mesa Vet Center is located at 1303 South Longmore in Suite 5 in Mesa, less than 20 minutes (11 miles) from Scottsdale and serves veterans in the area. At the Vet Center, you can find general benefits information, file claims, learn about pensions such as the VA Aid and Attendance, enroll in life insurance, develop memorial and burial plans, and research nursing home care. The center is open Monday through Friday and the second Saturday of each month.
The Phoenix Regional Benefit Office is located at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 3333 North Central Avenue in Phoenix. The Regional Office can help you sign up for additional benefits, such as life insurance premium auto-pay, applying for a VA-guaranteed home loan, and the ability to check your disability or survivor claims status. The facility is located less than 25 minutes (10 miles) from Scottsdale.
The Maricopa County Arizona Coalition for Military Families also provides resources for aging veterans. The My HealthVet is an online health portal through the VA created to inform veterans about health care, support services, assistance, community-based services, and benefits. You can use the health portal to enroll in volunteer opportunities in Scottsdale and throughout Maricopa County.
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