Cincinnati VA Medical Center
Returning Service Members
On behalf of the OEF/OIF/OND Team at the Cincinnati VA, please allow us to thank and commend you for the service you have given to our country. You are probably pondering your next step, and whether it's school, work, or just settling down into a new home, we encourage you to use the VA benefits you have earned. We realize readjustment can be difficult, that's why our team is here to walk Veterans through the process and make things as easy as possible. One visit and you will see what our team of medical professionals, social services providers, and caring staff can do for you.
Free Health Care for 5 Years:
The OEF/OIF/OND Specialty Primary Care clinic is exclusively for newly returned combat Veterans to include National Guard and Reservists. These Veterans have earned five years of free health care from the date of discharge for any condition that may be related to combat service. You may register by:
- Reporting to the OEF/OIF/OND Clinic or CBOC near you.
- Completing the 10-10ez online enrollment form, and mailing or faxing it with a copy of your DD214 to the OEF/OIF/OND Clinic.
What to Expect:
- A comprehensive physical and referrals to any specialty care needed.
- Case Management: financial, work, school, housing and claims.
- Readjustment Counseling: address problems with sleep, relationships, anger management and stress.
Phone: Please call us at (513) 475-6921 with any questions, inquiries about our health care services, or to schedule an appointment.
Appointments are available Monday through Thursday 10am - 5:30pm or Friday 10am – 3:30pm. We request all Veterans who have not established care in our clinic to have an appointment prior to utilizing our walk-in clinic.
We have a walk-in clinic Monday through Friday from 8am – 10am for all established patients.
Fax: (513) 475-6947
In Person: Please report to the OEF/OIF/OND trailer. View a map of our facility. If entering the parking lot from Vine Street entrance, circle around to the right (around the construction) and head for the back of the parking lot. OEF/OIF/OND trailer will be on the east side of the hospital, between the VA and UC hospital. Walk in with your DD214 and meet our team.
3200 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Special Eligibility and Coordination of Care for Combat Veterans Serving in Combat Theater After 11/11/1998- Returning Servicemembers (OEF/OIF/OND)
VA is ready to provide health care and other medical services to our nation's returning OEF/OIF/OND Servicemembers. The Cincinnati VA Medical Center has a team ready to welcome OEF/OIF/OND Servicemembers and to help coordinate their care. For more information about the various programs available for recent returning service members, log on to the Returning Servicemembers web site.
Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations also have special eligibility for VA health care. Under the "Combat Veteran" authority VA provides cost-free health care services and nursing home care for conditions possibly related to military service and enrollment in Priority Group 6 or higher for 5 years from the date of discharge or release from active duty, unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group.
Combat Veterans who enroll with VA under this enhanced Combat Veteran authority will continue to be enrolled even after their enhanced eligibility period ends, although they may be shifted to Priority Group 7 or 8, depending on their income level, and required to make applicable copays. Additionally, for care not related to combat service, copays may be required depending on their financial assessment and other special eligibility factors.
NOTE: The 5-year enrollment period applicable to these Veterans begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active duty military service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date.