United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Capitol Health Care Network - VISN 5

Health Care for Returning Combatants

Blackhawk and Mobile Aeromedical Staging (MASF) Facility WVANG Personnel Offloading Wounded Soldier
There are several ways you may enroll for care:

•  either by coming to a VA Medical Center or CBOC near you,

•  by using the 10-10EZ Online Registration,

•  or by mailing or faxing the completed 10-10EZ form to the nearest VA Medical Center or CBOC.

Job Well Done!

At VA, we value your service, your sacrifice, and the sacrifice of your family.  We hope to have the privilege of helping care for any medical condition you may have suffered while serving in combat for your country.

The VA Capitol Health Care Network is committed to support returned troops and to make sure they have the health care and benefits they need.

Each VA Medical Center and VA Benefits Office have dedicated employees working with returning service members and Veterans from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Please understand 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.

For information regarding transition assistance, please contact the following:

gold star Transitional Patient Advocates:

     Martinsburg VA Medical Center
     Evelyn Johnson
     (304) 263-0811 x3264



     VA Maryland Health Care System
     James Wilkes
     (410) 605-7000 x5223



     Washington VA Medical Center
     Steven Fyfe
     (202) 745-8000 x6709

gold star OEF/OIF Representatives:

VISN 5 Network Office

     Keenya Mitchell
     (410) 691-7764

     Corinne Simisky
     (410) 691-0616

Martinsburg VA Medical Center

     Sharon Webb (Primary)
     (304) 263-0811 x4177

     Loriann Main (Alternate)
     (304) 263-0811 x2379

     Theresa Crawford (Alternate)
     (304) 263-0811 x4571

     Michael Clipp, RN (Alternate)
     (304) 263-0811 x3265

VA Maryland Health Care System

     Michael Rubin (Primary)
     (410) 605-3598

     Chris Buser (Alternate)
     (410) 605-7259

Washington DC VA Medical Center

     Marcus Adolphus, LGSW (Primary)
     (202) 745-8123

You may be eligible for dental care or other special services from VA. Please read:

•  VA Fact Sheet 164-3 on Outpatient Dental Treatment 

•  VA Fact Sheet 16-4 on Combat Veteran Eligibility

VA Resources:

•  Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses

•  Health Benefits for Returning Servicemembers (OEF/OIF/OND)

•  National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

•  Polytrauma/TBI System of Care

•  Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND)

•  Washington DC Polytrauma Network Site

Additional Resources:

•  America's Heroes at Work


For Eligibility or Enrollment Questions Call Toll-Free
Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EST)
at 1-877-222-VETS (8387)