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Returning service member care

VA Northern California 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

Kathleen Dupaya Metallo

Transition and Care Management (TCM) Program Manager

VA Northern California health care

Phone: 916-843-2630

Email: kathleen.dupaya-metallo@va.gov

Kenneth Handley LCSW

Case Manager

VA Northern California health care

Phone: 916-843-9016

Email: Ken.Handley@va.gov

Tanya Thomas LCSW

Case Manager

VA Northern California health care

Phone: 707-437-1811

Email: Tanya.Thomas2@va.gov

Susan Tieden LCSW

Case Manager

VA Northern California health care

Phone: 530-226-7544

Email: Mary.Tieden@va.gov

Kira Serna LCSW

Case Manager

VA Northern California health care

Phone: 925-372-2442

Email: Kira.Serna@va.gov

Care we provide at VA Northern California

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 Sacramento  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