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Veteran Resources

Resources to guide veterans, past and present, in various materials such as mental health, VA clinics, education, job finding, resume writing, service dogs, and more.

Veteran Medical

When veterans exit military service, they leave for different reasons. For some, it is end of their contract, but for others it is for medical or mental health reasons. Every service member has a different story to tell and will have different needs that will need to be met by the VA. Service members, who are honorably discharged from military service, will receive free health care for their service connect disabilities. However, the VA is a working hospital and may charge fees for non-service related issues. However, if a service member is rated at 100%, most, if not all, charges will be dropped after the VA also runs the bill through the service members medical insurance. Medical insurance helps to offset medical charged for non-service related issues, including emergency cost.

Medical Resource Directory

The Veterans Affairs: https://www.va.gov/
Phone: 1-800-827-1000

eBenefits: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage
The online one stop for all VA Needs

 

Social Groups are another way for the veterans to get started with their VA Claim. Often veterans may not know where to begin to get a VA claim started and/or to add to their existing claim. 

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW): https://vfw.org/
The VFW is a great source to point you in the right direction to help get you started on your claim.

The American Legion: https://www.legion.org/
A veteran support group that is found on a national level.

 

ChampVA: www.va.gov/find-forms/about-form-10-10d/
Phone: 1-800-733-8387 
VA Health care for veterans and family members if they qualify.

For spiritual help and guidance.

 

Chaplain Services
Phone: 210-617-5300 ext:1544

According to the National Institute of Mental Health: 

"Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event." (For more information go to  https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd)

 

Veterans & Dependents PTSD Group 
Phone: 210-844-2563

 

VA Vet Centers-PTSD 
Phone: 1-877-927-8387

Preparing for your final journey and providing piece-of-mind to love ones for the day to come.

 

Veterans Crisis Line 
Phone: 1-800-273-8255

Audie L Murphy 
Phone: 210-617-5300 Ext: 15113

DAV National Service Office 
Phone: 210-699-5064

Texas Veterans Commission 
Phone: 210-617-5175

FT. Sam Houston National Cemetery 
Phone: 210-820-3891

Alm VA Bereavement Clinic 
Phone: 210-617-5300 Ext: 16333

Funeral Consumer Alliance
Phone: 210-341-2213

Neptune Society Cremation
Phone: 210-880-1800

VA Chaplin
Phone: 210-617-5300 Ext: 15441

Veteran Readiness and employment (Voc-Rehab): https://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/
Phone: 210-617-5300

Texas Health and Human Services: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/services/disability/blind-visually-impaired
Phone: 210-977-9720

 

Blind Rehabilitation Services Outpatient Clinic (Bros Clinic)
Phone: 210 617-5300
Phone: 1-877-537-7348

 

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)- BLIND VISUAL IMPAIRED (BVI): https://www.twc.texas.gov/programs/vocational-rehabilitation

TWC: Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who Are Blind: https://www.twc.texas.gov/programs/vocational-rehabilitation/independent-living-services-older-individuals-who-are-blind
Phone: 1-844-633-3642

 

Texas Talking Book Program Catalog: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/bibliographies/bibindex.html
Phone: 1-800-252-9605 

Top 10 Audiobook Sites for Blind and Visually Impaired: https://ibvi.org/blog/top-10-audiobook-sites-for-blind-and-visually-impaired/

Service Animals are generally not covered by the VA but some training's are. Call the VA benefits office to find out more information on what resources the VA offers toward service Animals and their training. 

 

Puppies Assisting Wounded Service Members (PAWS)
Phone: 210-617-5300 ext: 15437
PAWS is a pilot program at VA Palo Alto health care that provides Veterans with PTSD the opportunity to train service dogs for fellow Veterans. This program may benefit Veterans by teaching them to advance their sense of well-being and improve their quality of life.

 

PAWS for Purple Hearts: Warriors Helping Warriors
Phone: 210-526-0100
Phone: 1-844-700-PAWS (7297)

Audie Murphy Sleep Clinic: https://www.va.gov/south-texas-health-care/

Audie L. Murphy VA Medical Center 
Phone: 210-617-5300

Sleep Medicine Clinic-1A
Phone: 210-949-3354

Sleep Lab & CPAP Clinic 7B
Phone: 210-949-3354

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: Exposure to Agent Orange by Location https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/locations/index.asp

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: Veterans' Diseases Associated with Agent Orange https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/conditions/

 

VA News: Benefits, resources available to Veterans of OIF, Southwest Asia Theater of Operations https://news.va.gov/101474/benefits-resources-available-to-veterans-of-oif-southwest-asia-theater-of-operations/

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Operation Enduring Freedom Exposures https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/wars-operations/oef.asp

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: World War II Exposures https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/wars-operations/ww2.asp

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Gulf War Exposures https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/sources/index.asp

VetsHQ: Gulf War Exposures https://www.vetshq.com/gulf-war-exposures/#:~:text=Veterans%20who%20were%20deployed%20to,the%20lungs%20and%20air%20passages.

According to The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: 

"A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be caused by a forceful bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, or from an object that pierces the skull and enters the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI." (For more information about TBI go to https://www.ninds.nih.gov/health-information/disorders/traumatic-brain-injury-tbi)

 

Polytrauma/TBI System of Carehttps://www.polytrauma.va.gov/index.asp 
Phone: 210-617-5300
Phone: 1-877-469-5300

 

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Phone: 1-800-870-9244
Email: info@dvbic.org

My HealtheVet 
Phone: 210-949-3877

My HealtheVet Tech Services 
Phone: 1-800-877-8339

My HealtheVet National Desk 
Phone: 1-877-327-0022


South TX Primary Care Team 
Phone: 1-888-686-6350

South TX Mental Health Team 
Phone: 210-949-9791


Enrollment & Eligibility 
Phone: 210-949-9702

VA Healthcare eligibility: https://www.va.gov/
Phone: 1-877-222-8387                       

Veterans Crisis Line 
Phone: 1-800-273-8255; Press 1

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) 
Phone: 1-800-827-1000

 

Audie Murphy VA Medical Hospital and Offices

Audie L. Murphy VA Medical Hospital: https://www.va.gov/south-texas-health-care/locations/audie-l-murphy-memorial-veterans-hospital/
Main Phone: 210-617-5300

Laboratory Services 
Phone: 210-617-5300; ext 16099

Pharmacy 
Phone: 210-617-5300; ext 15290

Radiation Therapy 
Phone: 210-617-5300; ext 19760

Radiology & Nuc Med  
Phone: 210-617-5300; etx 19729

Release of Information 
Phone: 210-617-5300; ext 15610

Telecare Nurse Line 
Phone: (Day) 210-949-3994
Phone: (Night) 1-888-252-9970

Transgender Health 
Phone: 210-617-5300; ext 65095

VA Care in the Community
Phone: 210-617-5300; ext 13850

VA Prosthetics 
Phone: 210-617-5300

Vascular Lab 
Phone: 210-949-3388

Women’s Health 
Phone: 210-949-9449

Additional VA Clinics

Medicine Service Clinic Directory 
Phone: 210-949-9702

Southwest Military VA Clinic
Phone: 210-923-0777

Balcones Heights VA Medical Center
Phone: 210-732-1802

San Antonio Northwest VA Clinic
Phone: 210-706-7800

San Antonio Northeast VA Clinic
Phone: 210-650-0472

San Antonio Northwest Vet Center
Phone: 210-688-0606

Data Point VA Dental and Optical Clinic
Phone: 210-949-8900 

Suicide prevention 
Phone: 210-617-5300 (walk-ins accepted)

 

Consolidated Outpatient Appointment Center 
Phone: 210-949-9702

Note: Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

According to the VA , they "offer women’s health services to meet your specific needs such as disease screenings, mental health treatment, recovery from military sexual trauma, maternity care and female-specific medical equipment".

 

Audie Murphy VA Medical Center: https://www.va.gov/south-texas-health-care/locations/audie-l-murphy-memorial-veterans-hospital/
Phone: 210-617-5300

Women Veterans Program
Phone: 210-949-9449

Maternity Care Coordinator
Phone: 210-617-5300, Ext. 16098

Consolidated Outpatient Appointment Center
Phone: 210-949-9702

Center for Women Veterans (CWV): https://www.va.gov/womenvet/
Phone: 800-698-2411

Note: Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Disabled American Veterans 
Phone: 210-699-5064
Phone: 1-877-246-2838

LGBTQ Vet Outreach
Phone: 210-617-5300, Ext: 16645

Military veteran peer network project (MVPN) 
Phone: 512-463-6091

Marriage & Family Therapy 
Phone: 210-254-3618

Veterans Rehab- The Recovery Village 
Phone: 1-866-922-1053

Veterans Rehab- The Recovery Village 
Phone: 1-866-922-1053

San Antonio CORE (SA-CORE) Mental Health Unit: https://www.sa.gov/Directory/Departments/SAPD/About/Divisions/Mental-Health
Phone:210-207-7837

Hearing Center of excellence: https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Centers-of-Excellence/HCE
Phone: 210-292-4100

Mental Health Peer Support: 210-695-0687

Record your Military Discharge Record (DD214) to create a permanent certifiable record: 210-335-2581