Veterans in Arizona are eligible to receive a wealth of benefits for serving their country. If you served as active duty military and separated honorably, then you and your family may qualify for health care benefits, housing services, educational opportunities, employment training, and more.
The Phoenix VA Health Care System’s Northeast Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic in Scottsdale is less than 30 minutes from Tempe and provides veterans with a wide range of services. You can receive primary care and many specialty services, laboratory services, and pharmacy services from the clinic located at 11390 E. Via Linda Road in Suite 105 in Scottsdale. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM until 4 PM.
The Southeast Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic located at 3285 S. Val Vista Drive in Gilbert is another option for Tempe residents. The clinic is a 25-minute drive (21 miles) from Tempe and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM until 4 PM. The facility is also managed through the Phoenix VA Health Care System and provides many of the same services as the Southeast Clinic location. On-site you will find therapy specialties like psychiatry, psychology, dermatology, gastroenterology, and rheumatology, as well as laboratory services and nutrition services. The pharmacy is not on-site, but the clinic can help you enroll in the mail order program. Your primary physician will schedule appointments for you through the VA.
The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services coordinates with other organizations and programs, such as Arizona StandDown, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, National Alliance to End Homelessness, and United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, to fight veteran homelessness across the country. If you need urgent help or you are in danger of becoming homeless, you can contact the Homeless Veterans Resource line at 1-877-424-3838.
The City of Tempe Veterans Commission works with local veterans and their families to address their needs and recognize their contribution to the United States. Members meet the Mayor and other Council members to discuss new policies and programs for veterans.
The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) can put you in contact with organizations offering benefits counseling, cemetery and memorial services, educational opportunities, state veteran homes, and veterans driver licenses as well as resources for suicide prevention, employment assistance, women veterans’ services, and the military family relief fund. The Tempe ADVS is located at 140 E. 5th Street in Tempe and is open the third Thursday of each month from 8 AM until 3 PM.
The Mesa Vet Center, located less than 15 minutes away from Tempe at 1303 South Longmore in Suite 5, employs trained staff knowledgeable about VA benefits, claims, pensions, life insurance, nursing home care, home loans, and more. The Vet Center can help you apply for the VA Aid and Attendance pension that will cover your long-term care needs. The facility is open Monday through Friday and the second Saturday of each month.
For more information on the Aid & Attendance Benefit and to learn how it can help pay for assisted living, please visit VeteranAid.org.
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