Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Veterans Town Hall Scheduled for Nov. 9 at VA Regional Office
October 8, 2015
BAY PINES, FL. – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in collaboration with the St. Petersburg VA Regional Office will host a quarterly Veterans town hall meeting on Monday, November 9 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the St. Petersburg VA Regional Office in room number 215 on the second floor of the building.
VA Outreach services and special program representatives will also be available from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. to assist Veterans. Services available will include VA health care enrollment and eligibility; VA benefits and claims assistance; and patient advocate services. The outreach portion of the event will feature a disability Claims Clinic where Veterans and survivors will be able to file a claim for compensation, submit evidence, check the status of an existing claim or appeal, and speak to a VA claims processor. Veterans and their families, congressional stakeholders, Veteran Service Organizations, and other community partners are invited to attend.
During the town hall, VA leaders will provide updates on VA operations and improvement initiatives regarding VA health care and benefits. Veterans and their families will have an opportunity to comment publicly about VA programs and services.
This event is open to media. Media representatives interested in attending are encouraged to contact Jason Dangel, Public Affairs Officer, Bay Pines VAHCS, at 727-398-9531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event.
For updated information about the Veterans town hall meeting or to learn more about the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, please visit www.baypines.va.gov. To learn more about the St. Petersburg VA Regional Office, please visit www.benefits.va.gov/stpetersburg.
About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 4,000 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is the fourth busiest VA health care system in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. To learn more, please visit www.baypines.va.gov or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vabaypines.