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4.3. Staying Healthy

While not often considered a strategy for finding work or attending school, keeping yourself healthy and proactively accessing the resources available to you for healthcare (both physical and mental health) is a responsibility you have to yourself and your family.

As with all other veterans benefits available through VA, eligibility and application is required (for the purposes of VA health benefits and services, a person who served in the active military service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable is an eligible veteran).  Comprehensive VA health benefits include preventative care, health promotion and disease prevention, inpatient care, specialty care, and more.

Vet Centers offer readjustment counseling and a wide range of psychosocial services offered to eligible veterans and their families in the effort to make a successful transition from military to civilian life.  To find the Vet Center services nearest to you, use the location map or call 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387)

Vet Center services include the following: 

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