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OEF/OIF/OND Care Management Program
The Salem VAMC OEF/OIF/OND Care Management Program works exclusively with Operating Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn Veterans. We serve as the primary point of contact for any issues related to access to care and provide ongoing care management services as needed.
Combat Veteran Eligibility
The Department of Veterans Affairs has new eligibility rules. These rules apply to both Active Component and Reserve Component personnel who served in designated combat zones since November 11, 1998. From the date of separation from active duty, an eligible Veteran may receive 5 years of free priority care.
* Free care refers to all services related to the Veteran's
combat experience, even if there is insufficient medical
evidence to conclude that such a condition is attributable
to such service. Co-payments may be charged for the
treatment of non-combat related conditions.
To enroll in the VA Health Care System and apply for benefits, contact the OEF/OIF/OND Program for assistance or you may fill out an online application.
For resources available to returning servicemen and women of OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom), OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom), and OND (Operation New Dawn), please contact:
Nancy Short, LCSW (Bio)
OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager
1-888-982-2463 ext 1765
1-540-982-2463 ext 1765
Melinda Shelor-Rogers, LCSW (Bio)
OEF/OIF/OND Case Manager
1-888-982-2463 ext 1601
1-540-982-2463 ext 1601
Stephanie Sackett, LCSW (Bio)
Alternate Point of Contact/
1-888-982-2463 ext 3356
1-540-982-2463 ext 3356
A full continuum of comprehensive medical services are available to female Veterans including health promotion, disease prevention, and women's gender-specific health care. For more information, please call:
Women's Health Clinic
1-888-982-2463 ext 1245
Click the link below for more information about the Women's Health Clinic.
Combat Stress Remains Even After You Return Home
Readjustment challenges can affect many areas of daily functioning including work and relationships. The lingering effects of stress can be expressed in many ways including irritability, hostility, anger, trouble sleeping, and emotional numbing. If you are experiencing issues with readjustment, help is available.
1-888-982-2463 ext. 1578
Roanoke Vet Center
Veterans Crisis Hotline
For more information regarding VA benefits for returning combat Veterans click the link below to visit the National OEF/OIF/OND web page.