Jun 18, 2022

Dole VA hosting health care enrollment fair in Hays

Posted Jun 18, 2022 10:30 AM


Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is hosting an event to assist veterans living in northwestern Kansas with understanding VA services available to them, getting enrolled for VA health care, and beginning the process of filing disability claims.

“There are close to 2,000 veterans in northwestern Kansas who are not enrolled for VA health care,” said Jeff Herndon, public affairs officer for Dole VA. “Almost half of them reside in Ellis County. It is our goal to ensure veterans are receiving every benefit they have earned, and we want to make it as easy as possible for them to get enrolled.”

The outreach event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at VFW Post 9706, 2106 Vine in Hays.

Representatives from Dole VA’s Health Benefits department, Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA), and service officers from Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) will be available throughout the designated time to process actions.

Veterans should bring a copy of their DD-214 and most recent tax return to expedite enrollment and claims. Dependents and family members of veterans are also invited to attend.

Questions can be directed to Dole VA’s outreach coordinator at 316-685-2221 (toll free 1-888-878-6881), ext. 53486.