Veterans

RESOURCES FOR ARIZONA VETERANS

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has re-launched the Quick Reaction Force (QRF), a free, anonymous tool for veterans and their families that operates 24/7/365. QRF is a referral serivce that provides direct peer support and connects veterans to valuable resources. QRF addresses issues spanning financial assistance, mental health, housing and homelessness, legal issues, disability claims, education benefits, employment services, and navigating and accessing VA benefits. You can find this resource HERE.

  • The recently passed CARES Act includes $19.57 billion in funding to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has the equipment, tests, telehealth capabilities and support services necessary to support veterans and the health care workforce at facilities nationwide.
  • Local area agencies on aging that provide services to veterans can enroll or renew veterans in a veteran-directed care program through the telephone or telehealth to ensure a face-to-face visit isn’t necessary, but that veterans can still receive services, such as home-based care.

FAQS answered by the VA, HERE. Veterans can also visit the VA's coronavirus Public Health page, HERE, or by clicking the image below. 

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To better serve and protect the healthcare of Arizona veterans, the three VA Health Care Systems in Arizona (Phoenix, Prescott, and Tucson) have implemented comprehensive protocols and screening measures dealing with COVID-19.  Anyone with questions is encouraged to call or send a direct message via MyHealtheVet to their health care team.  

For Maricopa Valley/ Phoenix Area call (602) 277-5551 or visit https://www.phoenix.va.gov.
For Prescott/ Northern Arizona Area call (928) 445-4860 or visit https://www.prescott.va.gov.
For Tucson call (520) 792-1450 or visit https://www.tucson.va.gov.

The Phoenix VA Regional Office is closed to the public starting March 19, 2020.

If you are a veteran experiencing a mental health crisis, please reach out for help:

If you are a Servicemember, National Guard member,  Reservist or a family member in crisis, please reach out for help:

In Maricopa County / Central Arizona 

In Northern Arizona

In Southern Arizona 

  • Community-wide Crisis Line: (520) 622-6000.
  • Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yuma Counties or on the San Carlos Apache Reservation: (866) 495-6735.

GI Bill Benefits

If GI Bill users have questions about their benefit, contact the Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551 between 8AM and 7PM Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.