VA Sending Medical Units to Communities to Serve Unhoused, At-Risk Vets

August 4, 2023

The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun deploying mobile medical units to cities across the country to provide care for homeless and at-risk veterans, VA announced in a press release.

“Veterans experiencing homelessness face a variety of barriers to accessing health care, including a lack of transportation,” VA Secretary Denis McDonough said. “With these new mobile medical units, homeless and at-risk veterans don’t have to visit VA hospitals — we come right to them.”

The units will arrive over the next six months, according to a deployment schedule. They are being sent to:

  • Orlando, Florida
  • Oklahoma City
  • Los Angeles
  • Minneapolis
  • Atlanta
  • San Diego
  • Cincinnati
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • Salt Lake City
  • West Haven, Connecticut
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Seattle
  • Hampton, Virginia
  • Chicago
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Bay Pines, Florida
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • Cleveland
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Las Vegas
  • New Orleans
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • San Francisco

Getty Images photo by Frazer Harrison

August 4, 2023

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