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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.

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 medical care and benefits information may visit us in Building 18, Room 319
or contact: 1 (800) 409-8771 or (717) 272-6621

Elizabeth Fenstermacher, LCSW
Program Manager
ext: 5954

Stacia Comrie, LCSW
Social Work Case Manager
ext: 4774

Tina Leininger
Program Support Assistant
 ext: 4565



Transition Care Management Program Services Available include:

  • 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)
  • Community Resources
  • Referral Assistance
  • Women Veterans Programs

Enrollment and Eligibility

As a recently discharged Veteran, it is very important to note that:

  • You have five years from your date of discharge to receive free health care for any condition that may be related to combat service.
  • After the five years, a co-payment status will depend on whether your illness or injury is found to be service-connected.


This benefit covers all illnesses and injuries, except those clearly unrelated to military service, free of charge for a period of five years from the date of discharge.  Co-payments may be charged for treatment of non-combat related conditions (common cold, injuries from accidents that occurred after discharge or disorders that existed before joining the military).

Recently discharged Veterans who serviced on active duty 90 days or more and who apply for VA dental care within 180 days of separation from active duty may receive a one-time dental treatment if their certificate of discharge does not indicate that they received necessary dental care within the 90-day period prior to discharge.

There are several ways you may enroll for care:

  • Visit your local VA Medical Center or Community Based Clinic
  • By using the 10-10EZ online enrollment form
  • By mailing or faxing the completed 10-10EZ form to the nearest
    Medical Center or clinic

Active Duty and TRICARE:

VA Medical Centers will work with the Department of Defense and TRICARE to treat active duty military personnel who are on medical hold or convalescent leave.

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

VA is ready to provide health care and other medical services to our nation's returning OEF/OIF/OND Servicemembers. The Lebanon VA Medical Center has a team ready to welcome OEF/OIF/OND Servicemembers and to help coordinate their care. 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.