VA primary care offers single provider for health needs
What is considered Department of Veterans Affairs primary care?
Answer: Primary care means having one provider in charge of your health care. Primary care providers are family practice or internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants. Primary care provider is responsible for: managing any acute and chronic health problems; health promotion and prevention services; immunizations; coordination of health care; women's health services; referrals for VA specialty care and services; management of medications; and office visits for acute and chronic medical illnesses and periodic physical exams. For information on primary care, contact the VA Medical Clinic at 433-0600.
Q: My husband's ashes have been scattered at sea. Does the VA provide a marker so that there is a visual remembrance of him?
A: The VA will provide a memorial headstone or marker for eligible veterans or deceased servicemembers whose remains were not recovered or identified, buried at sea, donated to science, or cremated and scattered. The memorial marker must be placed in national, state veterans, local or private cemetery. VA will supply the marker and pay the cost of shipping, but does not pay for the plot or the placement of the headstone or marker in a state, local or private cemetery. For information, contact the VA at 1-(800) 827-1000. Bring a copy of your husband's discharge certificate (DD 214) and copy of his death certificate to the VA at Tripler Army Medical Center. Additional information is available on the VA's Web site, www.va.gov/hawaii.
If you have questions about your benefits as a veteran, call Fred Ballard at the Veterans Affairs at 433-0049 or visit the VA Web site at www.va.gov/hawaii
or the Star-Bulletin at 529-4747.