Returning Service Members - Tomah VA Medical Center
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Tomah VA Medical Center


Returning Service Members

The Tomah VA Medical Center is truly grateful for the men and women who have risked their lives to fight terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other locations around the world.

VA can provide you with priority health care and benefits assistance even if you are still on active duty or an activated member of the National Guard or Reserve. If you are a discharged Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New Dawn, VA is able to provide you medical care for five years from your military discharge date for conditions you believe are related to your military service regardless of your income or eligibility.

Contact Information

If you have served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New Dawn please contact us in any of the following ways —


Please contact us at (608) 372-3971 and ask for the TCM Office for any questions or inquiries about our health care services.

In person:

Please enroll at the Enrollment and Eligibility Desk, located in the Building 400 Outpatient Entrance. Remember to bring a copy of your DD214.

TCM Staff

Ken Prust, Acting TCM Program Manager

Hillary Hoban, Nurse Case Manager

Mary Graham, Social Work Case Manager

Jeff Johnson, Transition Patient Advocate

By mail:

Enroll online
Mail a completed VA Form 10-10EZ, and a copy of the Veterans DD-214 to the Medical Center.

TCM Program Manager
Tomah VA Medical Center
500 East Veterans Street
Tomah, VA 54660

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.