January 16, 2018

VA to begin paying up to 800,000 non-VA emergency claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs published a revised rule Tuesday that allows payment of hundreds of thousands of pending claims for private-sector emergency care that veterans’ […]
January 12, 2018

VA Seeks Public Comment on Caregiver Program

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seeks public comment on Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) until February 5, 2018 to further strengthen and improve […]
January 12, 2018

Calling all artists, performers, musicians and writers: Veterans arts festival and competitions kick off

The 2018 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition began January 1. During the months of January, February and March, Veterans enrolled at VA medical facilities or outpatient […]
January 12, 2018

VA Facilities Now Offer Same-day Care for Urgent Primary and Mental Health-care Needs

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a major milestone, that 100 percent of its more than 1,000 medical facilities across the country now […]
January 11, 2018

VA & the Humane Society: connecting Vets with pets

Pets make life better. So much so that we’re partnering with the Humane Society of the United States to encourage Veterans to consider pet ownership as […]
January 11, 2018

VA becomes first hospital system to release opioid prescribing rates

Today U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that VA has begun publicly posting information on opioids dispensed from VA pharmacies, along with […]
January 11, 2018

New commemorative silver dollar recognizes World War I centennial

The World War I centennial year has arrived. There are a number of events planned in Europe to commemorate military campaigns and battles in the months […]
January 9, 2018

President signs executive order to improve mental health resources for Veterans transitioning from active duty to civilian life

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order titled, “Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life.” This executive order directs […]
January 5, 2018

Local VA to hire 250 new employees

Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City plans to hire 250 employees, with about 100 of the new hires focused on providing mental health […]