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Returning service member care

VA Tampa 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

Chiaka Awuzie RN

Acting Transition & Care Management (TCM) Program Manager

VA Tampa health care

Phone: 813-972-2000, ext. 5566

Email: Chiaka.Awuzie@va.gov

Milagros Germino RN

Alternate Program Manager

VA Tampa health care

Phone: 813-972-2000, ext. 7495

Email: Milagros.Germino@va.gov

Donald Freyberger II

Transition Patient Advocate

VA Tampa health care

Phone: 813-558-7638

Email: Donald.freybergerii@va.gov

Paul Murray

Minority Veteran Program Coordinator (MVPC), Transition Patient Advocate

VA Tampa health care

Phone: 813-972-2000, ext. 5443

Email: Paul.Murrary@va.gov

Care we provide at VA Tampa 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 Tampa  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

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