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Returning service member care

VA Southern Nevada 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.

About the Post-9/11 Military to VA Case Management Program (M2VA)

The M2VA Case Management Program is aimed at providing case management support for all transitioning Post 9/11 Service members, regardless of location or branch of service. Case management is provided by social workers and nurses. These services include education about our health care system, access and referral to appointments and resources, information about VA and community benefits, and personalized self-management goal development with on-going support.

M2VA Program staff provide support at all VA locations throughout the Las Vegas area.  Each VA clinic provides a one-stop-shop for transitioning service members and offers comprehensive services including:   Medical care, behavioral health treatment, and case management.

Special Eligibility and Coordination of Care for Combat Veterans Serving in Combat Theater After 11/11/1998- Returning Service members (OEF/OIF/OND)

The Post-9/11 Transition and Care Management Program offers transitional assistance, case management and outreach services to all Veterans who have served after September 11, 2001, in their transition to civilian life. For more information about the various programs available for recent returning service members, log on to the Returning Service members web site.

Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations also have special eligibility for VA health care. Under the "Combat Veteran" authority VA provides cost-free health care services and nursing home care for conditions possibly related to military service and enrollment in Priority Group 6 or higher for 5 years from the date of discharge or release from active duty, unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group.

Combat Veterans who enroll with VA under this enhanced Combat Veteran authority will continue to be enrolled even after their enhanced eligibility period ends, although they may be shifted to Priority Group 7 or 8, depending on their income level, and they may be required to make applicable copays.

NOTE: The 5-year enrollment period applicable to these Veterans begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active duty military service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date.

    Connect with a Care Coordinator

    William Powlus LCSW

    Post-9/11 Military2VA Case Management Program (M2VA)

    VA Southern Nevada health care

    Phone: 702-224-6029

    Ron Winston

    Transition and Care Management Program Patient Advocate

    VA Southern Nevada health care

    Phone: 702-224-6031

    Vet Centers

    Vet Centers are counseling centers that help Veterans readjust after deployment. The Vet Center in Las Vegas  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

    Contact a M2VA Care Coordinator Team member

    Phone: 702-224-6029

    Toll-free: 888-633-7554

    with any questions or inquiries about our health care services.

    Please schedule an appointment at the VA Medical Center or your local VA Clinic:

    VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System VA Medical Center

    Building 1, Room 1C167

    *Reception area to the left of the Auditorium

    6900 North Pecos Road

    North Las Vegas, NV 89086-4400

    Office Hours:

    Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

    Please call for appointments:

    Phone: 702-224-6029

    Closed on federal holidays.

    Mailing Address:

    VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System VA Medical Center

    Building 1, Room 1C167

    6900 North Pecos Road

    North Las Vegas, NV 89086-4400

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    Care we provide at VA Southern Nevada

    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