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Returning service member care

VA Wilkes-Barre 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

Karen Berkheise

Karen Berkheiser BSN, RN

VA Wilkes-Barre health care

Phone: 570-824-3521, ext. 24558

Email: Karen.Berkheiser@va.gov

Rick Matash

Richard C. Matash Jr. LCSW

VA Wilkes-Barre health care

Phone: 570-824-3521, ext. 24808

Email: Richard.MatashJr@va.gov

Care we provide at VA Wilkes-Barre

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 Scranton 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

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