Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Returning Service Members
Jesse Brown 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.
- Check us out on the 4th Thursday of the month on CAN TV, channel 21 (must be within city limits and have RCN, WOW, or Comcast Cable to view) or watch us live streaming online at http://www.cantv.org/live/index.html* at 6:30pm.
If you have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, or Operation New Dawn please contact us in any of the following ways:
Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom Program/Operation New Dawn:
We have appointed several staff personnel to assist you in your transition to Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Please contact us.
To reach the Post-Deployment Clinic call 312-569-5900, to schedule or cancel an appointment, speak with a Nurse, Pharmacy, or to be connected to an operator for further assistance, please call 1-800-591-4815 or 1-888-569-5282.
The Post-Deployment Clinic is located on the 10th Floor of the Damen Pavilion at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (820 S. Damen, Chicago, IL. 60612) Post Deployment Clinic Schedule.
Post Deployment Clinic Schedule
- Battle Body Re-Training - Mondays, 9:30am
- Understanding Re-Adjustment - Mondays, 11:00am
- OEF/OIF/OND Family & Friends - Mondays, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
- Job Placement Services and Job Readiness Training - Tuesday and Thursday, 1pm - 3pm
- Art Therapy for OEF/OIF/OND Veterans - Wednesdays, 11:00am (group is located in the Wellness Center)
- iRest Meditation - Every other Monday, 12:00pm
Call or Stop in for more information about our:
PTSD Processing Group
Couples Enrichment Workshop
Insomnia Sleep Therapy Group
Recreation Therapy and Activities
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 Jesse Brown VA Medical Center 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.