Veterans are eligible if they served on active duty in a theater of combat operations during a period of war after the Gulf War or in combat against a "hostile" force during a period of hostilities after November 11, 1998 and have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
Benefits cover all illnesses and injuries, except those clearly unrelated to military service, free of charge for a period of five years from the date of discharge. Co-payments may be charged for treatment of non-combat related conditions (common cold, injuries from accidents that occurred after discharge or disorders that existed before joining the military). If a Veteran did not receive a pre-separation dental exam from the military, then the Veteran is eligible to receive a dental exam from VA within 180 days of their discharge from active duty. For more information check our national site.
To inquire about your health benefits or schedule an appointment to register, please call our Member Services Business Office at (415) 750-2015, or you may contact our Combat Veteran Coordinators, Carrie Bancroft, LCSW, at (415) 221-4810 ext. 4405 or Spence Casey, LCSW, at (415) 221-4810 ext. 2647.
When enrolling you will need to bring your discharge paperwork (DD Form 214), prior year's income information, dependents (if any) dates of birth, and social security numbers and any form of private health insurance.
All Veterans are encouraged to enroll in the VA Health Care System. To begin the process, please complete an Application for Health Care Benefits. All you need to do is complete the form, print a copy, SIGN IT, and then submit the form with a copy of your DD Form 214 to:
San Francisco VA Medical Center
Business Office - Member Services (136)
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
You can also fax the form to: (415) 750-2210
After returning from a theater of combat, illness, disease, injuries or stress can significantly interfere with your ability to relate to family, friends, work and affects with other areas of daily functioning. Your combat experience can cause lingering effects including hostility, anger, trouble sleeping and emotional numbing. The VA can help! If you'd like to talk to someone about any readjustment issues you may be having, please call: