Health for Veterans
Important Dates: Ongoing
Description: The CARES Act includes funding for several health programs for veterans. The funding is administered through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation expands coverage for veterans’ telehealth and mental health services, waives certain requirements for enrollments and renewals in health care programs, prevents certain suspensions and dis-enrollments from health care programs, eliminates certain costs and copays for COVID-19 testing, and prioritizes access to veterans in underserved and rural areas, low-income, and at increased risk of suicide and other mental health concerns. Additional information regarding health and other programs for veterans, including local VA contact information, and applications, can be found online at va.gov
Housing for Veterans
Important Dates: Ongoing
Description: The CARES Act includes funding for veterans experiencing homelessness. The funding is intended to assist veterans getting treatment and provide support for homeless or at risk of eviction veterans. The funding is administered through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The following programs are funded: Health Care for Homeless Veterans, Supportive Services for Veterans Families and the Grant and Per Diem program. Additional information regarding about program eligibility, requirements and contact information can be found online at va.gov/homeless/housing.asp
Resources for Veterans
If you or your family is in need of anything while your spouse is deployed, please call your Family Readiness Officer (FRO) at your home base. To reach the nearest County Veteran Service Office from anywhere in the state of California, please call 844-737-8838.
|Veteran Crisis HOTLINE||800-273-8255|
|Riverside County Department of Veteran’s Services||951-955-3060|
|NWS Seal Beach Navy Base (Seal Beach)||562-626-7011|
|Naval Hospital Pendleton Navy Base Camp (Oceanside)||760-725-4111|
|Naval Air Facility Navy Base (El Centro)||760-339-2220|
|Naval Medical Center Navy Base (San Diego)||619-532-6400|
|March Air Reserve Base Air Force (Riverside)||951-655-1110|
|NS San Diego Navy Base (San Diego)||619-556-1011|
|Point Loma Navy Base (San Diego)||619-553-1011|
|North Island Naval Complex Navy Base (San Diego)||619-545-8167|
|Naval Base Coronado Navy Base (San Diego)||619-545-1011|
|Twentynine Palms Marine Corps (Twentynine Palms)||760-830-6000|
|MCRD San Diego Marine Corps Base (San Diego)||619-524-8762|
|MCAS Miramar Marine Corps Base (San Diego)||858-577-1011|
|Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base (San Diego)||760-725-4110|
|Los Angeles Air Force Base (El Segundo)||310-653-1110|
|Camp Pendleton’s Camp Talega Part of San Diego||760-725-7098|
How to Protect Yourself
- Learn to use VA Video Connect through the VA mobile app store or by contacting with your VA care team, before any urgent problems arise.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick or becoming sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue (not your hands) and throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Getting a flu shot is recommended.