Huntington VAMC Minority Veterans Program Goal
The goal of the Huntington VA Medical Center Minority Veterans Program is to increase local awareness of minority veteran related issues and develop strategies for increasing their participation in existing VA benefits programs for eligible veterans. The program also ensures that minority veterans receive benefits and services on par with other veterans, encounter no barriers or impediments in their attempts to access those services, and are treated with respect and dignity by VA service providers.
The program is designed to act as a mediator and facilitator. As such, the program does not process claims, handle equal employment complaints, or employee related problems. The program is dedicated to ensuring that all veterans are aware of benefits, services and programs offered by the VA.
Who Do We Serve?
The Huntington VAMC Minority Veterans program services all veterans including:
- African Americans
- Asian Americans
- Hispanic Americans
- Native Americans, including
- American Indians
- Alaskan Natives
- Native Hawaiians
- Pacific Island Americans
Do You Qualify?
There are many ways that a Veteran may qualify to receive top-notch VA health care at over 1,400 medical centers and clinics across the nation. The VA has highly trained physicians and clinicians that allow the VA to address many specialties. You may also be able to receive assistance with prescription medication. VA health care is portable. Once enrolled, you may receive care at your home facility as well as the nearest VA facility while traveling. If you are a Veteran, and you want low-cost, high-quality health care, please take a moment to see if you qualify.
Who Do I Contact?
The Huntington VA Medical Center has designated a Minority Veterans Program Coordinator (MVPC) whose role is to:
- Assist management of the Medical Center in their efforts to address the needs of minority veterans
- Focus on the needs of minority veterans in our local community
- Identify barriers and create a more accessible environment for minority veterans
- Inform veterans of VA benefits, services and programs
If you would like more information about the Huntington VA Medical Center Minority Veterans Program, please contact our MVPC, listed below:
Minority Veterans Program Coordinator
Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Huntington VA Medical Center
1540 Spring Valley Dr.
Huntington, WV 25704
Phone: (304) 429-6755 x2336