The Boise VA Medical Center is grateful to the men and women who have served in the War on Terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the globe. If you have served, you have earned benefits. Now is the time to take advantage of the benefits the VA offers to OEF/OIF/OND veterans.
For more information about the benefits available to you as an OEF/OIF/OND veteran, please click here.
You do not need to have served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation New Dawn to receive these same benefits! Any veteran who has served in a designated ‘combat zone’ from November 11, 1998 to the present is also eligible. The quick definition of ‘combat zone’ is (any area where you received tax exemption military pay from 11/1998 until now is considered a combat zone).
You are also strongly encouraged to contact the Boise VA Medical Center and enroll for health care as soon as possible. You may contact the Boise VA Medical Center in any of the following ways:
Please call (208) 422-1000 ex. 7516 to ask about getting signed up (enrolled) for VA health care and for questions about what benefits/services are available to you as an OEF/OIF/OND veteran.
In Person Visit:
Please come to the Business Office at the Boise VA Medical Center between 8:00am – 4:00pm with a copy of your DD-214 (member 4). The Business Office is located just inside the main outpatient entrance in building 85A at 500 W. Fort Street, Boise, Idaho 83702.
You can also fax your DD-214 (member 4) and Form 1010EZ (Application for Health Benefits) to the Boise VA Medical Center, Business Office at (208) 422-1230.
What to Expect:
Enrolling for VA health services will automatically set you up with a Primary Care Provider (doctor) and an appointment. If you are considered a combat veteran you will be screened by the Post Combat Care Clinic. These are consecutive appointments that start with a Social Worker to assess your needs for resources and possible case management. Next you will see a Psychologist and assessed for mental or behavioral health needs. You will then see a Primary Care physician that is versed in the overall scope of your care at the VA. This team will screen you for possible head injuries, stress and other combat related issues so that the Boise VA Medical Center can align you with the best services available.
Recently returning service members also have their own specific point of contact at the Boise VA Medical Center to help you answer questions and navigate you to the many benefits you have earned. Your point of contact at the Boise VA Medical Center is Geoff Hall, Transition Patient Advocate.
Geoff Hall can be reached at:
Office: (208) 422-1000 ex. 7516
Cell: (208) 919-5736
Fax: (208) 422-1230