Returning Service Members - Lebanon VA Medical Center
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Lebanon VA Medical Center


Returning Service Members

Welcome Home and thank you for your service to our country!  We at the Lebanon Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center are committed to our Veterans and we are here to ensure that you have the health care and benefits you need.

The Lebanon VA Medical Center can also provide priority health care and benefits assistance even if you are on active duty or an activated member of the National Guard or Reserve.

Eligible returning service members have five years from their date of discharge to receive free VA health care for any combat-related condition. After the five years, you may be responsible for a copay depending on whether your illness or injury is found to be service-connected. Services may include (but are not limited to):

  • Primary Care
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • Polytrauma/TBI Care
  • Counseling
  • Rehabilitation
  • 24/7 ER Services
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Benefits Counseling/Assistance
  • Individualized Case Management (as needed)
  • Women Veterans Programs

To assist you with enrollment and coordination of your care, the Lebanon VA Medical Center offers a Transition and Care Management (TCM) Team.  Our TCM team and care managers will help you establish care and navigate your way through the VA system.

Veterans of current and recent military operations seeking information about medical care and benefits information may visit us in Building 18, Room 319 or contact us at (717) 272-6621 Ext: 4565 (Toll Free: 1 (800) 409-8771 Ext: 4565).

Special Eligibility and Coordination of Care for Combat Veterans Serving in Combat Theater After 11/11/1998- Returning Servicemembers (OEF/OIF/OND)

The Post-9/11 Transition and Care Management Program offers transitional assistance, case management and outreach services to all Veterans who have served after September 11, 2001 in their transition to civilian life. For more information about the various programs available for recent returning service members, log on to the Returning Servicemembers web site.

Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations also have special eligibility for VA health care. Under the "Combat Veteran" authority VA provides cost-free health care services and nursing home care for conditions possibly related to military service and enrollment in Priority Group 6 or higher for 5 years from the date of discharge or release from active duty, unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group.

Combat Veterans who enroll with VA under this enhanced Combat Veteran authority will continue to be enrolled even after their enhanced eligibility period ends, although they may be shifted to Priority Group 7 or 8, depending on their income level, and required to make applicable copays. Additionally, for care not related to combat service, copays may be required depending on their financial assessment and other special eligibility factors.

NOTE: The 5-year enrollment period applicable to these Veterans begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active duty military service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date.


Erikka Trotter, LCSW
Program Manager
Building 18, 3rd Floor
717-272-6621 Ext. 5954

Stacia Comrie, LCSW
Social Work Case Manager
Building 18, 3rd Floor
717-272-6621 Ext. 4774

Michelle Ayers, RN
RN Case Manager
Building 18, 3rd Floor
717-272-6621 Ext. 5596