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Returning service member care

VA Altoona health care provides health care and other benefits to the newest Veterans returning from service, even if you are still on active duty or an activated member of the National Guard or Reserve. Talk to a care coordinator about making use of your health care benefits.

Connect with a care coordinator

Adana Hooten LSCW

Transition and Care Manage

VA Altoona health care

Phone: 814-943-8164, ext. 4123

Email: Adana.Hooten@va.gov

Christine White LCSW

Returning Service Member Care Manager

VA Altoona health care

Phone: 877-626-2500, ext. 7113

Email: Christine.White@va.gov

Bill Smathers

VISN 4 Transition Patient Advocate

VA Altoona health care

Phone: 412-551-9651

Email: William.Smathers@va.gov

Care we provide at VA Altoona

We can help you access service and benefit programs tailored to the needs of returning service members, including:

  • Polytrauma care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Mental health care
  • Counseling
  • Family benefits counseling
  • Referral assistance

Vet Centers

Vet Centers are counseling centers that help Veterans readjust after deployment. The Vet Center in DuBois provide counseling for individuals, groups, married couples, and families. They also provide guidance and referrals for other VA and community resources.

Learn more about Vet Centers

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