VA is monitoring current storm and weather activities. Veterans may contact the Veterans Disaster Response Line at 1-800-507-4571 and can also download VA's Disaster Assistance Brochure. Veterans in the Mid-Atlantic regions can follow updates regarding VA Medical Centers closures and evacuations related to Hurricane Florence at our website.
Local News Highlights
Upcoming events for Veterans involving staff/resources from Mann-Grandstaff VAMC and our VA Community Partners:
19th Annual Veterans Stand Down set for Sat-Sun, Oct. 6-7th in Libby, Montana from 9am-4pm (9a-2p on Sunday) at the Asa Wood Grade School, 700 Idaho St. Libby, MT 59923. Mann-Grandstaff VAMC employees will join VA's Community Partners in and around Libby for this annual event - offered by the Libby Food Pantry and the Erickson family! See you there!
**The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center has revised the hours of its Urgent Care Center. Effective August 5, 2018, new hours for Urgent Care are 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. The change is a positive step to create additional access for Veterans. VA still advises Veterans experiencing any life-threatening medical emergency requiring ambulance transportation (such as stroke or heart attack) to always call 911 and/or go to the nearest community hospital or emergency room. The Veteran (or provider of any care outside of VA) should then notify the Mann-Grandstaff VAMC within 72 hours of the Veteran's Emergency Room visit at a local community hospital in order to have VA review whether reimbursement for non-VA care would be authorized. Please call 509-484-7969 followign an episode of care for emergency treatment or Care in the Community.
MGVAMC is offering additional insight into the dedicated workforce and volunteers serving our nation’s Veterans by now posting an on-line version of our bi-monthly newsletter. Please know that many of the links contained within the individual stories or features in the newsletter are NOT accessible to readers not employed by VA. Still, MGVAMC believes there’s value in sharing the newsletter to help promote VHA programs and services, including the tireless efforts our staff and volunteers are accomplishing each and every day so Veterans can achieve their health care goals. Click here for the VA Voice newsletter.