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Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System Hosts Tribal Veterans Representative Training

Tribal Nation representatives from VISN 19 and VISN 23 visited the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee to attend Tribal Veterans Representative training Nov. 7 – 10.

Interim Director Dr. Kimberly Denning welcomes attendees to the Tribal Veterans Representatives training on Nov. 7, 2022

No-Cost VA Flu Shots for Eligible Veterans

Veterans it’s time to get a flu shot and VA has you covered!

A man receives a vaccination in a drive-thru clinic

Eastern Oklahoma VA to offer new Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

Starting Aug. 8, 2022, the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will begin offering the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine to unvaccinated Veterans, spouses of Veterans, caregivers, CHAMPVA recipients, and employees.

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New Veterans Crisis Line Number

Veterans now have the option to Dial 988 then Press 1 to connect with caring, qualified responders for 24/7 crisis support.

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New Clinic Game Changer for Veteran and Spouse

When Navy Veteran Jack Pinkston had a heart attack 12 years ago, he had to undergo a quadruple bypass. This marked the beginning of a long journey that he and his spouse would travel together, with the help of VA.

Navy Veteran Jack Pinkston (center), and wife LaVonne Pinkston (right), pose for a photo with Jessica Morton, RN, during a routine visit to the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center.

Music Therapy for Veterans: Local Art Group Gives Back

When the Muskogee Art Guild got a call from the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) asking if they would like to decorate guitars for Veterans, their immediate response was yes.

Display of hand-painted guitars

VA mobile check-in for appointments

Veterans, did you know that you can now check-in to your VA appointments from your smartphone?

image of a man using his phone to check in to his doctors appointment

Blue Star Mothers of America assisting Tulsa Endoscopy Patients

Veterans undergoing procedures in the Endoscopy Clinic are required to have a driver accompany them to their procedure and also drive them home. But arranging for someone to accompany them is not always possible.

Blue Star Mothers of America assisting Tulsa Endoscopy Patients

Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center Named LGBTQ+ Health Care Equality Top Performer

The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) is pleased to announce that it has been named a top performer in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

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More than just a game: Tulsa-based PGA golf program helps Veterans find new social connections

Robert Rodriguez played his first round of golf at the age of 29 while still in the U.S. Air Force. He quickly fell in love with the game.

Veteran plays golf