Returning Service Members - VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
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VA Loma Linda Healthcare System


Returning Service Members

We value your service and the sacrifice made by you and your family. The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is committed to support returned troops from:

  • Operation Enduring Freedom(OEF)
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom(OIF)
  • Operation New Dawn(OND)

What to bring?

  • Discharge paperwork (DD-214) if it has been issued or Deployment Orders
  • Prior year's income information
  • Birth date of all dependents(spouse and children)
  • Social security numbers
  • Insurance card(s) for any private health insurance

Where do I enroll?

Schedule your enrollment appointment at any of our six community clinics or at the VA Loma Linda Ambulatory Care Center.

You can enroll online at Please sign the printed copy and mail it to us with a copy of your DD214 to

VA Loma Linda Ambulatory Care Center
Eligibility (136-161)
26001 Redlands Blvd.
Redlands, CA 92373

Student Veterans, Active Reservists and National Guard

By enrolling in VA health care, student Veterans, including active Reservists and members of the National Guard, may:
  • Be eligible to receive five years of low-cost health care for any condition related to their active duty or military service. Visit for details of eligibility requirements for this benefit.
  • Meet the minimum requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and avoid any tax penalties.
  • Supplement Medicare, Medicaid, and private or school health insurance to address service-related injuries and Veteran-specific needs.

Special Eligibility and Coordination of Care for Combat Veterans Serving in Combat Theater After 11/11/1998- Returning Servicemembers (OEF/OIF/OND)

The Post-9/11 Transition and Care Management Program offers transitional assistance, case management and outreach services to all Veterans who have served after September 11, 2001 in their transition to civilian life. For more information about the various programs available for recent returning service members, log on to the Returning Servicemembers web site.

Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations also have special eligibility for VA health care. Under the "Combat Veteran" authority VA provides cost-free health care services and nursing home care for conditions possibly related to military service and enrollment in Priority Group 6 or higher for 5 years from the date of discharge or release from active duty, unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group.

Combat Veterans who enroll with VA under this enhanced Combat Veteran authority will continue to be enrolled even after their enhanced eligibility period ends, although they may be shifted to Priority Group 7 or 8, depending on their income level, and required to make applicable copays. Additionally, for care not related to combat service, copays may be required depending on their financial assessment and other special eligibility factors.

NOTE: The 5-year enrollment period applicable to these Veterans begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active duty military service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date.


Transition & Care Management Program Manager
Ambulatory Care Center

Don Sutton
OEF/OIF/OND Patient Transition Advocate
Ambulatory Care Center

Diana Camacho
U.S. Army Wounded Warriors Advocate
909-825-7084 Ext. 2990