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USS Arizona survivor recalls the “date which will live in infamy”

Eighty years later he can still hear the sirens wailing from Battleship Row. The sounds are what he remembers most from that day. That, and the fires.

Ken Potts, in Navy in 1941 and in 2021
In the spotlight at VA Eastern Oklahoma

Diabetes: Tackle the holidays and win!

Holidays can be a time of joy with traditions, spending time with family and eating good food. However, for some the holidays are filled with increased stress and temptations that leave you feeling guilty and New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier next time.

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New Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic Opens in Tulsa

On July 19, the new 180,000 square foot Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic, located at 8921 South Mingo Road in Tulsa, opened its doors for Veterans in Eastern Oklahoma. The clinic replaced the Tulsa clinic at 9322 East 41st Street.

A Veteran has his blood drawn.

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VA wants to protect Veterans against the COVID-19 Delta Variant

Since the COVID-19 vaccines were made available to the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System in December 2020, we have administered almost 27,000 COVID vaccines to Veterans. More than 13,500 of our Veterans are fully vaccinated. However, that is only 39% of our enrolled Veterans.

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Tulsa VA Pharmacy is Moving

The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will open the new Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic on July 19, 2021 at 8921 S. Mingo Rd. in Tulsa. The new facility will replace the current Tulsa clinic at 9322 East 41st Street.

Tulsa Pharmacy

New Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa

The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will open the new Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic on July 19, 2021 at 8921 S. Mingo Rd. in Tulsa. The new facility will replace the current Tulsa clinic at 9322 East 41st Street, which will close on August 8, 2021.

Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic

SAVE LIVES Act allows VA to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers

Veterans not currently eligible for VA health care, spouses, caregivers and CHAMPVA beneficiaries can receive a COVID-19 vaccine through the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System.

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Federal funding approved for new Tulsa VA Hospital

On Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, the president signed a law approving $120 million in federal funding for a new Veterans Hospital in Tulsa (VHiT), which will be the first hospital to be built under the Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed for Veterans Act of 2016 (CHIP-IN Act).

Tulsa Hospital Rendering

New Online Travel Pay Website

Beginning November 2, 2020 Veterans, caregivers, and beneficiaries who are eligible for reimbursement of mileage and other travel expenses to and from approved health care appointments can now enter claims in the new Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System (BTSSS).

Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System

VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers expands eligibility to Veterans of earlier eras

VA recognizes the critical role family caregivers play in enabling Veterans to stay in their homes, surrounded by their loved ones. That’s why VA has announced the expansion of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC).

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SAVE LIVES Act allows VA to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers

Veterans not currently eligible for VA health care, spouses, caregivers and CHAMPVA beneficiaries can receive a COVID-19 vaccine through the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System.

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