VA Clinics Host Open House for Veterans - VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
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VA Clinics Host Open House for Veterans

March 27, 2015

Veterans can learn about health care, benefits and meet with employers for job opportunities

LOS ANGELES – VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is hosting Open House Events for Veterans at Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in the month of April. The Open Houses will all begin from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Veterans and family members can receive information about VA specialty programs, local job opportunities and healthcare enrollment.

“The open house is a one-stop shop for Veterans in the greater Los Angeles area, Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County,” said Robert Loyd, VAGLAHS acting Outreach Chief.  “It’s a great way for Veterans and their families to learn about healthcare benefits and get enrolled in their local VA healthcare system.”

The following is a schedule of VAGLAHS open house events:

Apr. 1, 2015 Santa Maria CBOC, 1550 East Main Street, 93454

Apr. 15, 2015 Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center, Bldg., 351 E. Temple Street, 90012

Apr. 18, 2015 Oxnard- Ventura County Community Foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., 93012

Apr. 22, 2015 Bakersfield CBOC, 1801 Westwind Drive, 93301

Apr. 29, 2015 Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, 16111 Plummer Street, 91343

“We’re trying to be innovative in bringing special opportunities to our Veterans such as the job resource fair,” said Loyd.  “The economy is doing a little better; however, this is a great opportunity for Veterans to come to the VA and learn about careers and employment.”

VA physicians, nurses and social workers will meet with eligible Veterans to discuss their healthcare needs.  VA representatives from MyHealtheVet, patient education resource centers, weight loss programs, National Cemetery and Veteran benefits personnel are some of the few VA vendors rounding out the list of participants.   

Veterans can enjoy door prizes that include items such as towels, blankets, and canvas grocery bags.  As an added bonus, Veterans in the healthcare system that bring a fellow Veteran who becomes enrolled will receive an MP 3 player.    

For clinic addresses visit www.losangeles.va.gov/locations.

For additional information call Calvin Payne at (424) 214–8341.