United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Health Care Upstate New York - VISN 2

Attention Returning (OEF/OIF/OND) Veterans

Welcome Home!

Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Iraqi Freedom / Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) Veterans. We value your service and sacrifice.

VA Health Care Upstate New York is committed to supporting our returning troops from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn to make sure they have the health care and benefits they need.

Each medical center and benefits office has program managers to work with Servicemembers and Veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

It is very important to note that you have five years from your date of discharge to receive free health care for any condition that may be related to combat service. After the five years, a co-payment status will depend on whether your illness or injury is found to be service-connected.

To enroll in VA health care:
For Eligibility or Enrollment Questions Call Toll-Free
1-888-823-9656

Latest Update
This video pre-dates the
Combat Veteran Eligibility from
2 years to 5 years.
Video: Welcome Home From Duty
Resources
blue arrowProgram Managers for Returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
blue arrowTransition Patient Advocates for Returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
blue arrowVISN 2 Polytrauma Center
Combat Veterans Information
Directory of Resources for Veterans in Upstate New York, New York Harbor and New Jersey
National Resource Directory *
Force Health Protection & Readiness **
Request Military Records **
VA OEF/OIF Program National Web site
Transitioning from the Military to VA Health Care
Survivor Benefits **
TRICARE **
National Veterans Crisis Line - Veteran Chat Line **

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
 VISN 2 PTSD Program
 National Center for PTSD


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