Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center will hold an open house for veterans on November 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with information tables on programs and services on display in the lobby area of the first floor of Bld. 135.
Medical center staff from specific programs will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about their specific programs, including suicide prevention, a variety of mental health services, MyHealtheVet, research opportunities, women’s health, and veterans justice outreach. Additionally, information on all other services will be available. Enrollment and eligibility staff will also be on-hand to enroll veterans for care. The medical center encourages all veterans to come speak with enrollment/eligibility staff to determine eligibility even if they have been told they were not eligible in the past, as numerous circumstances can happen that could have changed their eligibility status.
“For our non-service connected veterans who did not meet the income threshold previously, we highly encourage them to come and try once again as many factors, such as the price they pay for medications, other possible deductions could now make them eligible,” said Bill Tallant, enrollment and eligibility supervisor.
The open house is part of an effort to recognize veterans and their service the whole month of November that will go beyond the national recognition they receive on November 11 – Veterans Day. Tuscaloosa VA will co-sponsor a Veterans Day program at the Veterans Memorial Park at University Mall, along with the Veterans Memorial Park Association and the Veteran and Military Affairs Office at the University of Alabama.
“At Tuscaloosa VA, we like to say that every day is Veterans Day, so we decided to make all of November Veterans Month, rather than just having Veterans Day,” said Damon Stevenson, VA spokesman. “In addition to the open house, many of the departments will have other special things planned for Veterans the week leading up to Veterans Day. “