Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The Organization of the VA and Military Health Systems
Slide content:VA Services and Benefits 1.3 Chart: (va.gov, ND) 6
Slide notes:This table lists some of the services that the VA provides. Veterans are entitled to these benefits after discharge from active duty, assuming they were not dishonorably discharged. For convenience, these benefits are classified as medical care, mental health services, and logistical or financial support, as shown in the three column headings. Examples of medical care, listed in the first column, include outpatient health care at various types of facilities, hospitalization, and information about health issues. Preventive care, dental care, and nursing care are included as available medical care. Preventive care includes disease prevention, smoking cessation, and weight control. Womens health care and prescription refills are also available as part of medical care. Mental health services, listed in the second column, address problems of readjustment to civilian life, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and suicide prevention. Veterans have access to a chaplain for their spiritual needs. Patient advocates are available at every VA medical center to answer questions, or help veterans deal with any problems or special needs. Rehabilitation is available for psychological as well as physical trauma. Logistical and financial benefits, as indicated in the third column, include disability compensation, pensions, and the GI Bill, which provides financial aid for college education. Also available are vocational rehabilitation, assistance with employment, educational assistance for veterans children, life insurance, traumatic injury insurance, home loans, and benefits for survivors of deceased veterans. In addition, assistance is provided for burials. 6