Post-9/11 Military2VA Case Management - Battle Creek VA Medical Center
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Battle Creek VA Medical Center

 

Post-9/11 Military2VA Case Management

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What We Do

Military2VA (M2VA)-Assisting Post 9/11 Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

The Battle Creek VAMC is grateful to the men and women who risk their lives to fight terrorism in many places around the world. Thank you for your service. We are proud to welcome Veterans from all eras of service.

VA can provide you with health care and benefits assistance if you have served on active duty or have been activated as a member of the National Guard or Reserve. If you are a discharged Combat Veteran, VA can 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.

Key Staff

Program Manager

Jo Weth
(269) 966-5600 Ext. 36162

The Post-9/11 M2VA Program in Battle Creek is located in Building 12, 1st floor. To contact staff, dial 269-966-5600 and one of the following extensions:

NameJob TitleExtension
Mick Hornev Transition Patient Advocate 36451
Deb Rice Nurse Case Manager 36175
Allison Dalla Nurse Case Manager 35190
Kristin Tabiadon Case Manager 34341
Kami Coonfare Case Manager 35184
Jo Weth Program Manager 36162
Service Information

Who is eligible?

Veterans who served on active duty in a theater of combat operations during a period of war after the Gulf War, or in combat against a hostile force during a period of hostilities after November 11, 1998, and who have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.

What is provided?

For Post-9/11 Combat Veterans, free medical or mental health treatment for any condition related to your time in service, for a period of five years after your separation from active duty military service.

Seamless Transition

The M2VA team is committed to helping make each service members transition from active duty military to civilian life as smooth as possible. The team can assist Veterans access VA health care, benefits, and other community resources.

The Transition Patient Advocate provides public relations and an initial point of contact. The TPA also provides military and community outreach, helps Veterans understand services, and works with customer service representatives to resolve issues. The TPA will provide guidance for wounded Veterans transferred from military hospitals and other VA facilities and will collect resource information to assist Veterans looking for additional services, programs, or groups.

Case Managers

Case Managers, who are either nurses or social workers, coordinate patient care activities and help you navigate your way through the VA system.

A Traumatic Brain Injury Case Manager is available to assist with coordination of services for those Veterans diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury.

A Polytrauma Case Manager assists with coordination of services for those Veterans who have injuries to multiple body systems, to include: Traumatic Brain Injury, Severe PTSD, Burns, Amputations, Blindness,and Spinal Cord Injury.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Educational and vocational counseling is easily available by referral. The goal is obtaining or maintaining employment consistent with the Veteran’s interests and aptitudes.

Recreational Therapy

Therapeutic Recreation is the use of leisure activities and experiences to assist in helping a person develop, maintain, and/or restore a healthy leisure lifestyle that would help in coping with life stressors and developing a quality life.

Contact Info

Location

  • Battle Creek VA Medical Center
    Building 12

Contact Number(s)

  • 269-966-5600 Ext. 36451

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm