Dayton VA Medical Center, Ohio
Returning Service Members
The Dayton VA Medical Center is grateful to the men and women who risk their lives to fight terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq and many other places around the world. The Freedom Center is your OEF OIF Post Deployment Clinic and is the preferred entry point for your VA healthcare.
If you have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom areas of operation (AOR), please contact us in any of the following ways.
Please contact William Wall, LICSW, BCD, OEF/OIF Program Manager, at (937) 268-6511, ext. 2893, Bonnie Tobias, MSN, RN, Nurse Case Manager, at (937) 268-6511, ext. 1638, or Glenis Sandusky, LISW-S, BCD at (937) 268-6511, ext. 2626, or Emily Staples, RN, Nurse Case Manager, at (937) 268-6511, ext 1333. They can be reached during the clinic hours from 8:00AM - 4:30PM.
In Person Visits:
We encourage walk-in visits to the clinic and operate much like an “Orderly Room.” We provide open access to OEF/OIF Veterans for Case Management and discussion of available programs and services. So please come in to establish your healthcare at your convenience. You may visit one of the following locations in the Medical Center.
- "The Freedom Center", 1st floor office Bldg 310, to the left of the lobby of the Patient Tower.
- The "Maroon Desk", 1st floor Bldg 310, near Prime Care Clinic.
View a map of our facility to find these locations.
Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Managers:
The Dayton VA Medical Center has a seasoned clinical team including a program manager and both nurse and social work case managers to assist you in your transition from combat to community. Please contact William Wall, LICSW, BCD, OEF/OIF Program Manager, at (937) 268-6511, ext. 2893, Bonnie Tobias, MSN, RN, Nurse Case Manager, at (937) 268-6511, ext. 1638, or Glenis Sandusky, LISW-S, BCD at (937) 268-6511, ext. 2626 from 8:00AM - 4:30PM.
After hours, you may call the Tele-Nurse number at 1-888-838-6446. (4:00 pm - 8:00 am)
Special Eligibility and Coordination of Care for Combat Veterans Serving in Combat Theater After 11/11/1998- Returning Servicemembers (OEF/OIF/OND)
VA is ready to provide health care and other medical services to our nation's returning OEF/OIF/OND Servicemembers. The Dayton VA Medical Center, Ohio has a team ready to welcome OEF/OIF/OND Servicemembers and to help coordinate their care. 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.