Tag: Veterans Services

Veterans in Suicide Crisis Can Get Free Emergency Health Care

WASHINGTON – As of Jan. 17, Veterans in acute suicidal crisis will be able to go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for emergency health care at no cost – including inpatient or crisis residential care for up to 30 days and outpatient care for up to 90 days. Veterans do not need…
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January 27, 2023 0

Polk County Veteran Services Talks About New PACT Act

Fosston, MN — Polk County Veterans Service Officer Kurt Ellefson joined the KKCQ Food for Thought Program this week to share information to Veterans about the PACT Act. The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA healthcare and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. Ellefson says this new…
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September 8, 2022 0

Easier Access for Veterans Crisis Support Line

Ada, MN — WASHINGTON — Effective July 16, Veterans have the option to Dial 988 then Press 1 to connect with caring, qualified responders for 24/7 crisis support. In response to the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act designating the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, the Department of Veterans Affairs has made it more user friendly…
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July 25, 2022 0