Providing Health Care for Veterans

The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.76 million Veterans each year. For contact click on VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System-phone directory  - Location Finder - Vet Crisis Centrer.

The Veterans Choice Program is making it easier for thousands of Veterans to receive their health care from providers outside of the VA system. Many community providers are not trained or experienced in treating this unique Veteran patient community. To make it easier for health care professionals to understand Veterans and  their military experience, VA and the Department of Defense have developed a free online continuing education course, Military Culture: Core Competencies for Health Care Professionals. The course is aimed at helping providers to better serve Veterans and Servicemembers by increasing their knowledge and awareness of military culture and experiences. - See more at: http://www.va.gov/HEALTH/NewsFeatures/2015/July/Helping-Your-Provider-Understand-Military-Culture.asp#sthash.ZBI0Lofb.dpuf

This free course is being offered to community health care providers nationwide through the Veterans Health Administration‘s TRAIN website. - See more at: http://www.va.gov/HEALTH/NewsFeatures/2015/July/Helping-Your-Provider-Understand-Military-Culture.asp#sthash.ZBI0Lofb.dpuf

Confidential Help for Veterans and Their Families

The caring responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. Some of the responders are Veterans themselves and understand what Veterans and their families and friends have been through and the challenges Veterans of all ages and service eras face.