Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center
VA Health Care Enrollment Events
January 7, 2014
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Outpatient Clinics in Spring City and Springfield to Host VA Health Care Enrollment Events
(Coatesville, Pa.) – Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Outpatient Clinics in Spring City and Springfield will host events aimed at enrolling Veterans in VA health care. On Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10a.m. to 2p.m., Veterans can join VA staff at the Spring City VA outpatient clinic, located at 11 Independence Drive, Spring City, Pa., on the grounds of the State Veterans’ Home. On Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10a.m. to 2p.m., Veterans can join VA staff at the Springfield VA outpatient clinic, located at 194 West Sproul Road, Ste. 105, Springfield, Pa., in the Crozer-Keystone Healthplex. Veterans can use the parking garage for no charge.
“Veterans: the Department of Veterans Affairs offers the health care you earned and deserve.” said Medical Center Director Jonathan Eckman. “I encourage you to find out what VA services are available to you by attending one of these events. You can also connect with us at www.coatesville.va.gov.”
At the events, VA eligibility and enrollment specialists will guide Veterans through the VA health care application process. Veterans who are eligible and successfully enroll will receive a VA identification card several days after the event, or on the day of the first appointment. Additionally, successful enrollment may satisfy the Affordable Care Act’s provision requiring individuals to sign up for health coverage by March 31, 2014.
Successfully enrolled Veterans residing in Chester, Montgomery and Delaware counties can access VA health care at the outpatient clinics in Spring City and Springfield, Pa., as well as at the parent facility, the Coatesville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center located in Caln, Pa.
Through these locations, VA offers comprehensive, integrated health care services including primary care, preventive care, mental health care, geriatrics and extended care, specialty and women’s health care, pharmacy and social work services, and more for outpatients, residential patients and inpatients. Care is continuously improving, patient-centered, data-driven and team based.
Veterans should bring their DD-214, any current insurance information, and 2012 financial information to expedite the application process. Time or dates served, a service-related health condition, income level and/or other circumstances could qualify Veterans for VA health care.
In Fiscal Year 2013, the medical center provided health care to 18,729 Veterans, and had 200,404 outpatient visits. There were 1,433 Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans and 865 women Veterans served. The medical center currently employs approximately 1,330 full time workers.