The Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is grateful to the men and women who risk their lives to fight terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq and many other places around the world.
Memphis VAMC has developed a special team called the Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) Team to serve the Veterans who participated in this campaign. VA provides enhanced enrollment opportunity and 5 years of cost-free health care to veterans who served in a theater of combat / tax-exclusion zone of operations for any injury or illness potentially associated with this service after discharge from combat duty or retirement from the military. Subsequent tours of duty will reset the clock for 5 years. Each veteran may also be eligible for dental care by bringing in a DD214 (member copy 4) to Dental Clinic at VAMC Memphis within 180 days of discharge or retirement. (Call a Transition Patient Advocate for clarification).
Our aim is to assist with the transition of Soldiers from the military into the VAMC for health care and coordination of benefits. We have developed specialized programs, clinics, counseling, and outreach activities to help reintegrate each Soldier back into his or her community.
The Memphis VAMC OEF/OIF/OND Team can be reached at 901.577.7319 or toll-free at 800.636.8262, extension 7319. To the right we have listed the names and direct extension numbers of our OEF/OIF/OND Team members. The team is located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building in rooms CE221 through CE228.
If you were discharged or retired and completed a tour in support of OEF/OIF/OND then you should contact the OEF/OIF/OND Team to schedule an OEF/OIF/OND Post Deployment Clinic appointment. You will be scheduled to be seen by an OEF/OIF/OND case manager and a primary care physician. During these appointments you will be screened for multiple conditions, including TBI and PTSD, referred to Specialty Clinics, and assigned a primary care provider. The Transition Patient Advocate (TPA) is available to assist in the navigation of the VA system, review the discharge process from the military, provide additional Veteran benefits information, and assist with the transition from the military to the community.
Call an OEF/OIF/OND Team member today for an appointment.
The OEF/OIF/OND appointment starts on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building in rooms CE221 through CE228.
Many OEF/OIF/OND Veterans have been exposed to environmental hazards while deployed (in combat). Returning combat Veterans may want to contact Georgia Collins to schedule an Environmental Medicine examination. Contact Georgia Collins for specific details and for an appointment: 901.523.8990 ext 5138, fax 901.577.7381. You must provide a copy of your DD214 (member copy 4) prior to getting an appointment.
OEF/OIF/OND Veterans submitting disability claims or applying for benefits can learn more about the process by visiting our Compensation and Pension Process Expectations page. Veteran Service Officers are located in VAMC Memphis on the Ground Floor and on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building. Contact one of the Transition Patient Advocates for details.
Please call 901.523.8990, extension 7279 with any questions or inquiries about Memphis VAMC services. After 4:30 PM or any weekend/holiday call toll-free 877.291.5311.
For 24-hour crisis hotline call 800.273.8255.
For other appointments, please report to Centralized Check-in at one of the following locations:
- Administration Building, 1st floor (copper/blue clinic)
- Bed Tower Lobby
- Clinic Annex Entrance
View a map of our facility to navigate through VAMC Memphis.