Three local organizations are teaming up to honor local veterans in a very tangible way in Cass County.
The Cass County Veterans Service Office, Cass County government, and the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department are teaming up to provide dental care, immunizations, and hearing & vision screenings to local veterans. Services are provided by the Van Buren/Cass County Health Department for Veterans up to $1,000 per person after private insurance, if any, is exhausted. Individuals are not required to have insurance in order to utilize this benefit.
Health Officer Jeff Elliott says, “We are proud to partner with Cass County to honor our local veterans in a tangible way. It has always been a priority at the Health Department to serve all residents and it’s especially important to us that we make it easy for veterans to access health services.”
Cass County Administrator Jeff Carmen says, “We have more than 4,000 Veterans and Veteran Families in our county. Our ability to secure grant funding and partner with our own Health Department is a home run, especially for those who have served.”
All honorably discharged Veterans who are residents of Cass County are eligible to receive up to $1,000 in health services at the Cass County Health Department. Veterans seeking those services must have proof of residency (such as a drivers’ license, ID, Passport, etc.), discharge papers (DD-214), and insurance cards, if any. Registration with Van Buren/Cass District Health Department is required in order to determine residency and Veteran Status. Once eligible, a health care plan will be developed together. A total of $21,700 is available. The Veteran Health Services Program will cease once that $21,700 threshold has been met.
Services are available now. Interested Veterans can call 1 (800) 210-1921 to schedule an appointment and begin the registration process. Veterans are also welcome to contact the Veterans Service Officer directly at (269) 445-4472. For more information and to access the program flyer visit this link: http://www.vbcassdhd.org