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Returning service member care

VA Eastern Kansas 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

Shannon Solander LSCSW

Post-9/11 Military2VA (M2VA) Case Management Program, Program Manager (formerly OEF/OIF/OND and Transition Care Management Program), VITAL Initiative Coordinator.

VA Eastern Kansas health care

Phone: 800-574-8387 ext. 52356

Email: shannon.solander@va.gov

Melissa Nelson LMSW

Post-9/11 Military2VA (M2VA) Case Manager

VA Eastern Kansas health care

Phone: 800-574-8387 ext. 52332

Email: melissa.nelson1@va.gov

Patricia Schack LSCSW

Post-9/11 Military2VA (M2VA) Case Manager

VA Eastern Kansas health care

Phone: 913-682-2000 ext. 52657

Email: Patricia.Schack@va.gov

Debra Tangari

Post-9/11 Military2VA (M2VA) Case Manager

VA Eastern Kansas health care

Phone: 785-350-3111 Ext. 52065

Email: debra.tangari@va.gov

Care we provide at VA Eastern Kansas health care

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 Kansas City, MO provides 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