VA serves three million Veterans in rural locations


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VA has facilities not only in every state, but in every U.S. territory. With 168 medical centers and 1,055 outpatient clinics, you’re sure to find endless opportunities to serve in a location that suits you best—from the big city to the countryside. Our rural facilities provide an unprecedented quality of life for VA employees, featuring safe and tight-knit communities, pristine natural beauty and a slower pace of life. The cost of living is remarkably low compared to major cities, and with fewer distractions, you’ll discover more opportunity to delve into what matters most to you.

VA employees enjoy all the perks of living in rural areas while providing over three million Veterans with the same top-level quality care as our metropolitan locations. The VHA Office of Rural Health (ORH) was created in 2007 to increase access to care for Veterans living in rural communities. Our rural facilities are equipped with emerging technologies, and our teams are employing inventive strategies to increase health care options for all rural Veterans.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career while enjoying a wonderful quality of life, consider using your skills to give back to our Veterans at VA. You’ll be part of an organization dedicated to providing world-class care to Veterans everywhere. Search career opportunities in your area today.

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  1. Larry DeLay    

    I filed a claim for Ischemic Stroke from Agent Orange exposure on October 8, 2015. I was immediately denied and appealed the NOD March 31, 2016 I have since been advised that the VA’s Appeal Team is currently reviewing NOD’s received through 2014. I am 71, and in poor health. At the rate the VA is reviewing appeals, I’ll be dead before my appeal is reviewed.

    If you really want to help the veterans, spend some money hiring additional manpower to expedite the VA appeal process.

    Thank you,

  2. Raymond E Vogel    

    You need to check on the Care being received @ these community clinics.
    I have had 3 PC’s this year, I have seen 2 of them and haven’t even been able to talk to the others, I wouldn’t call this GOOD medical care!

  3. TOM EDMONDS    

    VETS CHOICECIS A JOKE. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FOLLOW UP ON VETS VISITING NON VA PHYSICIANS?

  4. Riley A. Chavis    

    I have to wait for up to three months to receive travel pay for Va Visit for up to 150 miles away from my residence. I live in a rural area. When I use the Choice program I have to go through all sorts of red tape to get the medication that the Non-Va doctor prescribes. I am entitled to dental but have to drive over 150 miles to get treatment through the VA, and then It is on a first come first serve basis. I cannot even make an appointment. I have had to to to my congressman on several occasions to get the service that I needed as a 100% Disabled Veteran.
    When you go to a Choice approved medical professional, you are on your own. No followup , No help, and hassles receiving your medication.

  5. Tim Schryver    

    I have to travel about 83 miles to VA hospital in San Antonio, Texas which take 3 1/2 hours of travel time just to get an
    X-ray. It’s just not tight that I can’t travel 10 minutes to a local hospital where I could have X-rays. Tim

  6. Dave Kisor    

    They are more concerned with employability then granting compensation. With all of the unemployment around here, who would hire a 65 year old, broken down old man with a masters degree when they have a large pool of 20 something year olds with a high school diploma? Not originally from here, there is a tendency to hire locals first. My best bet was with the community college, but they tend to hire local university graduates before anybody else. C’esspool la vie!

  7. Henry David Vinson,Jr.    

    I live in one of our nice Community Living Center,We get very good to me with health care too.But at one time we could drive our own vehicle from here into town and shopped and eat out with an Day Pass.Then we have an wheelchair get hit in front of Hospital going across the street.We get an New Doctor over all the unit,the first thing is done no more Driving for US Veterans.I drove 18 wheeler for 30Years with 2.9million miles safe driving.I know when I safe to drive or not.I have tested my limits more than once.I know you you maybe can’t change what has happened but maybe you could help them understand that We feel like We are prisoner in here.I fought for Us to be free.Then said rules are coming from DC.But they can’t show US the rules on paper.All we ask is to show us the rules and quit making up rules to cover for what you to true.I’ll obey all rules but it hard to obey for new one comes out of hat or so.

  8. Terry Davenpoft    

    Govt VA health care is great!! As long as you don’t get sick. Even if you spent 20 years of your life serving your country you can only get care for service rated disabilities. So eat right, exercise, stay healthy then if you get a serious illness just blow your brains out so the VA stats on suicide will go up and the VA can get more money for mental health doctors!!

  9. Rochella Rounds    

    Very grateful for the VA opening more CBOCs, especially closer to home. Before, my husband and I, both Veterans and his older cousin, would spend before sunrise til sunset getting to and from the VAMC (over 150 miles one-way). We are grateful for the Veterans Choice Program as well. Thank you!

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