The staff and volunteers at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System want to welcome you home and thank you for your dedicated service to our country. As you transition back to your civilian life, we encourage you to take advantage of the benefits and services offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. We offer world-class health care benefits throughout the Greater Las Vegas Metropolitian area, Henderson, Pahrump, and very soon Laughlin Nevada.
The goal of our OEF/OIF/OND Veteran’s Transition Center and Care Management Team is to ensure returning combat Veterans experience a smooth transition from the war front to the home front and to help you maximize your services and benefits.
Before you do anything, please call Veterans Transitions Center at 702-224-6029 and set up an appointment to get connected with our Care Management Team. We can help you get through the questions and obsticales you may otherwise experience. If you are a post-9/11 combat Veteran coming in to enroll into the VA for health care, see us first at the Veterans Transition Center at the new VA Medical Center, 6900 North Pecos Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89086, in Suite 1C157.
Veterans have five years from their date of discharge to receive FREE VA medical care for any service related condition.
OIF/OIF Combat Veterans may be eligible for one-time dental care but you must apply within 180 days of your separation date from active duty.
To file a disability claim or to get more information about other VA benefits, please call: 1-800-827-1000 or visit our local VBA web page.
If you are a member of a Veteran Service Organization (i.e., DAV, VFW, etc) and would like to have their National Service Officers (NSO) assist you, please visit our Community Partners web site. NSOs are trained by the VA and will represent you Free of Charge.
Special Eligibility and Coordination of Care for Combat Veterans Serving in Combat Theater After 11/11/1998- Returning Servicemembers (OEF/OIF/OND)
VA is ready to provide health care and other medical services to our nation's returning OEF/OIF/OND Servicemembers. The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has a team ready to welcome OEF/OIF/OND Servicemembers and to help coordinate their care. For more information about the various programs available for recent returning service members, log on to the Returning Servicemembers web site.
Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations also have special eligibility for VA health care. Under the "Combat Veteran" authority VA provides cost-free health care services and nursing home care for conditions possibly related to military service and enrollment in Priority Group 6 or higher for 5 years from the date of discharge or release from active duty, unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group.
Combat Veterans who enroll with VA under this enhanced Combat Veteran authority will continue to be enrolled even after their enhanced eligibility period ends, although they may be shifted to Priority Group 7 or 8, depending on their income level, and required to make applicable copays. Additionally, for care not related to combat service, copays may be required depending on their financial assessment and other special eligibility factors.
NOTE: The 5-year enrollment period applicable to these Veterans begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active duty military service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date.