• Three Veterans face the full force of Hurricane Maria to retrieve life-saving medical supplies

    Sept. 20 was no ordinary morning as Hurricane Maria’s 155-mph winds and rain were lashing the island.

  • Puerto Rico National Cemetery continues to honor Veterans while recovering from Hurricane Maria

    “Everyone was ready to get back to work. Everyone wanted to continue our mission as quickly as possible.”

  • Two months after Hurricane Harvey, VA mobile units still critical in providing care to Houston Veterans

    Currently five mobile medical units are operating in Beaumont and staff are seeing more than 100 patients a day.

  • Mobile medical unit brings much needed care to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

    The Arecibo Community Based Outpatient Clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for prescription refills and renewals, and other minor problems, like colds and small infections. Counseling is also available.

  • Vet Center rebounds from Hurricane Maria

    The Arecibo Vet Center reopened its doors to area Veterans almost a month after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

  • Stand down provides Veterans impacted by Hurricane Harvey with vital resources

    “Operation Stand Down Rebound" is providing homeless Veterans and those at risk of becoming homeless, with the opportunity to access a broad range of services in one convenient location.

  • VA, DoD, HHS evacuate Hurricane Maria medical patients

    Approximately 35 medical patients from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have arrived in Shreveport, Louisiana, via a dozen military aircraft or smaller private planes.

  • Through hurricanes, VA continues efforts to care for Veterans

    During the height of emergency operations, VA staff deemed essential spent several days “living” at the VA medical centers in order to provide seamless care for their patients sheltered-in-place.

  • VA reaches out to Veterans affected by Hurricane Maria

    While Hurricane Maria recovery efforts are underway, VA staff is ensuring that Veterans are receiving the care they need.

  • VA suspends debt collection for Veterans impacted by recent hurricanes

    VA’s Debt Management Center has suspended collections on debts for those located in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s declared disaster areas recent hurricanes.

  • My HealtheVet: Vital resource during emergency

    During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.

  • VA providing support to Veterans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

    In Puerto Rico where electricity was knocked out by Hurricane Maria, the San Juan VA Medical Center — currently operating on generator power and staffed by 800 employees — is providing health care for 338 inpatients, with primary care and mental health services available for walk-in patients.

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