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COVID-19 Resources: Veterans

What resources are there for veterans?   

The CARES Act, first passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, and signed into law on March 27, 2020, provided nearly $20 billion to the Veterans Administration (VA)to protect the VA’s health care providers, and give VA the resources to serve as our nation’s backup health care system in communities where hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. The funding package also made critical investments to expand telemedicine, deploy mobile treatment centers, and make improvements to VA facilities and state-run veterans homes to address the needs of veterans being treated for COVID-19.   

 

Veterans currently seeking care should call your VA medical center before going to a clinic, urgent care, or emergency room, especially if you have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Calling first helps protect you, medical staff, and other patients.   

 

 For information and updates from the VA Connecticut Healthcare System please visit here