OCTOBER LUNCHEON INFORMATION BELOW.
Connects Veterans experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness with the resources they need to become or remain permanently housed.
Provide a safe, supportive environment that allows multi-faceted holistic healing and a successful reintegration back into the community.
The University Of Oregon Army ROTC aims to recruit, educate, develop, and inspire Senior ROTC Cadets in order to commission officers of character for a lifetime of commitment and service to the nation and the Total Army.
CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) provides mobile crisis intervention 24/7 in the Eugene-Springfield Metro area.
Lorie Perkins is on a mission: to house homeless veterans across the region. Lorie Perkins started Housing Our Veterans in 2005. The non-profit’s goal is to secure housing for vets struggling with PTSD or drug and alcohol abuse. Today, she manages 11 residences in Eugene, housing 74 men.
Her current mission is to acquire a home that will house female homeless/abused vets.
EMERALD EMPIRE MOAA contributed funds to the Housing Our Veterans project
EMERALD EMPIRE MOAA Board members present chapter donation to Cahoots staff..
EMERALD EMPIRE MOAA member Ken Evans (R) presents chapter donation to Zach Goodenough (L), veteran affairs representative for St Vincent DePaul.
ROTCS LTC Warren addressed the attendees as he explains the role Emerald Empire MOAA has played in support of the UofO ROTC Scholarship program
Emerald Empire MOAA present scholarship awards to the two Cadet recipients at the annual May ROTC dinner.
L=>R: Capt Michael Kennedy (EEMOAA President), LtCol Warren (ROTCS), Danial Tran (recipient), Mario Campbell (recipient).
(Bryce Worthington, recipient, was unable to attend).
Community-based Urgent Care Facilities in Lane County
ROSEBURG, OREGON – The Roseburg VA Health Care System (RVAHCS), in accordance with the VA MISSION Act of 2018, is working with local Urgent Care facilities across its area to partner for Veteran care. Veterans may check VA benefit eligibility by calling 1-833-4VETNOW or by calling the RVAHCS eligibility office at (800) 549-8387. A list of available Urgent Care facilities in Lane County is below.
PeaceHealth Medical Group PeaceHealth Medical Group-Oregon
3321 W 11th Ave 1400 Valley River Drive
Eugene, OR 97402 Springfield, OR 97477
New Centralized Authorized Emergency Care (CAEC) notification process
The new process will be introduced across the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and will centralize and standardize notifications and review for emergency care for Veterans enrolled in one of RVAHCS’s five facilities.
Under 38 CFR § 17.4020, the VA can authorize emergency treatment for an eligible Veteran when the following criteria are met:
- When a VA Emergency Room (ER) is not feasibly available;
- When care or services received were for the treatment of a medical emergency of such nature that a prudent layperson would reasonably expect delay in seeking immediate medical attention would be hazardous to life or health;
- When seen by an in-network community hospital;
- When the VA is notified within 72 hours of the beginning of emergency treatment;
Veterans, community-based, non-VA hospitals, their family or friends must email VHAEmergencyNotification@va.gov, or call 1-844-72HRVHA (844-724-7842) within 72 hours from the start of a Veterans ER visit or emergent hospital stay.
In a situation where the VHA does not receive notification within 72 hours, an eligible Veteran may still receive coverage of their community ER or hospital stay under Title 38 U.S.C. §1725 or §1728.
Veterans with questions regarding this change or the VHA emergency care benefit may contact the RVAHCS Office of Community Care at 541-440-1296 or visit www.va.gov/communitycare.
Are you in need of updating your military ID? Here is the information about the local military ID DEERS section, hours and days of operation...as of August 2020.
ID Card appointments at the Springfield Armory, 3106 Pierce Parkway.
By appointment ONLY: Tuesday thru Thursday from 9-11 and 1-3. Call: 541-915-2391
All service-connected Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war (POW), and individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible Veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) can use commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) retail facilities, in-person and online.
Who is eligible?
Veterans Purple Heart recipients Former prisoners of war Veterans with 0-90% service-connected disability ratings
**Medal of Honor recipients and Veterans with 100% service-connected disability ratings are already eligible under existing DOD policy.
On Jan. 1, individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregiver of an eligible veteran under the PCAFC will be eligible for these privileges
Roseburg VA Health Care System913 NW Garden Valley Blvd
Roseburg, OR 97471
December 20, 2021
PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Roseburg VA Expands Offering of COVID-19 Booster Shots - Dec 20, 2021 Update
ROSEBURG, OR – The safety and care of Veterans and our workforce are VA’s top priorities. As of October 26, 2021, Roseburg VA Health Care System (RVAHCS) has been offering Veterans, employees and SAVE LIVES Act recipients the Moderna vaccine booster shots.
“Vaccines remain the best way of protecting Veterans, staff and the RVAHCS community against COVID-19,” said Keith Allen, Medical Center Director. “During the holidays, the expanded Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations regarding booster shots allow us to better protect those at higher risk, as well as our community at large.”
CDC recommends a booster for individuals who are 18 years and older and are at least 6 months from their second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 2 months from their single dose J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
Adolescents aged 16-17 years may receive a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after completion of the primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
Individuals who are 18 years and older may receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines as a booster dose and should check their vaccination site ahead of time if they have a preference of vaccine. Individuals younger than 18 years old should only get the Pfizer-BioNTech as a booster.
While the initial series of vaccines remain highly effective in reducing the likelihood of infection and preventing severe illness, hospitalization, or death among those infected, the purpose of this booster shot is to “boost” antibody protection when it has decreased over time.
VA is also offering the booster to spouses, caregivers and CHAMPVA recipients under the authority of the SAVE LIVES Act, as supply and capacity permits. The SAVE LIVES Act authorizes VA to offer vaccine to Veterans not traditionally eligible for VHA care, and others including spouses and caregivers of Veterans.
Veterans who received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of VA will need to contact the Primary Care Clinic at 541-440-1000. Those who received a vaccine under authority of the SAVE LIVES Act and want a booster shot may do so in VA if supply permits and should consult with their physician if they have questions about whether they should receive a booster. Contact the RVAHCS Call Center at 541-440-1000 for an appointment or information about walk-in hours.
CDC advises that it is safe for people to get both the COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine at the same time. Veterans receiving care at VA who wish to get a booster shot can get both shots together during the same visit.
Visit VA’s Questions webpage for questions and answers regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.