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Graphic featuring Amy Pound, MD, VISN 8 Clinical Contact CenterThe standard for 24/7/365 Virtual Urgent Care
In 2018, when leaders from VISN 8 conceptualized a model for a virtual urgent care organization, known now as the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center, they knew 24/7/365 support for Veterans was an absolute must.
U.S. Army Veteran Nicole Leger pictured in Afghanistan in 2008 and working in her role as a VA nurse with the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center in July 2023. (Photos courtesy of Nicole Leger)From the Frontlines to Life-changing VA Support
At 16 years old, Army Veteran and VA nurse Nicole Leger gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She was filled with joy but had some difficult decisions to make. The decision she ultimately made changed her life forever.
Photo of Army Veteran Jeff DecresisU.S. Army Veteran Pays Forward
The experiences Jeffrey Decresie had lived through during his time in war, combined with an unshakable feeling that he’d left his brothers behind, became the cradle of an alcohol dependency.
Photo of Veteran Experience Officer Amy WhitakerVeteran Experience Officer Reinforces Commitment
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System’s Veteran Experience Officer Amy Whitaker understands why her father, a Marine Corps Veteran, never wanted to elaborate on his time in Vietnam.
Veteran and spouse speak to VA employeeMiami VA Healthcare System Hosts PACT Act Fair
The PACT Act is the largest expansion of Veterans’ benefits and expands the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care benefits to Veterans of the Vietnam, Gulf War and post-9/11 eras.
A group of Caregivers enjoy an afternoon of camaraderie and painting on canvas.Caring for the Caregiver Brings Rest & Relaxation
The Orlando VA Health Care System celebrates family caregivers & recognizes and honors our Nation’s unsung heroes. Family members, friends & neighbors who care for Veterans play a critical role.
Middleburg VA Clinic Staff with Baker family.Middleburg VA Clinic Renaming Ceremony
North Florida/South Georgia VHS held its Middleburg VA Clinic Renaming Ceremony in honor of Chief Petty Officer Andrew K. Baker on January 17. Chief Baker tragically perished while aboard a Trident 615 helicopter.
Photo of Tampa VATampa VA Bed Tower Ribbon Cutting
Tampa VA recently hosted the ribbon cutting on the new Bed Tower. The building that began in 2018 spans over 245,000 square-feet and features 96 private patient rooms and 40 intensive care unit beds.
PACT Act 2022 GraphicYou may be eligible for enhanced or new benefits
The 2022 PACT Act is a historic new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans who were exposed to toxic fumes and other hazards while fighting for our country.
Crisis Line number with graphicNew Crisis Line Number Launched Nationwide
There’s a new, easy-to-remember way to reach the Veterans. Veterans Crisis Line—Dial 988 then Press 1. Millions of Veterans have called when they needed crisis support. We’re here if you need us.

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