Returning Service Members - St. Cloud VA Health Care System
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St. Cloud VA Health Care System


Returning Service Members


Staff at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System are committed to serving the men and women who have served our Nation since September 11, 2001.  Our program goal is to help Veterans and their families successfully reintegrate after discharge from active military service.  A team of dedicated professionals is available to all returning Veterans to help them get the health care and benefits they need and to assist them as they transition back to life as a civilian.  Please call the Post 9/11 TCM Program Office at (320) 255-6453 for questions and assistance.


Post 9/11 Transition and Care Management (TCM) Program Office

(Formerly the OEF/OIF/OND Program)



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Additional Contacts:

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Residential Programs: (320) 255-6390

Eligibility & Enrollment Office: (320) 255-6340

After hours, call: 1 (866) 687-7382

Special Eligibility and Coordination of Care for Combat Veterans Serving in Combat Theater After 11/11/1998- Returning Servicemembers (OEF/OIF/OND)

The Post-9/11 Transition and Care Management Program offers transitional assistance, case management and outreach services to all Veterans who have served after September 11, 2001 in their transition to civilian life. For more information about the various programs available for recent returning service members, log on to the Returning Servicemembers web site.

Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations also have special eligibility for VA health care. Under the "Combat Veteran" authority VA provides cost-free health care services and nursing home care for conditions possibly related to military service and enrollment in Priority Group 6 or higher for 5 years from the date of discharge or release from active duty, unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group.

Combat Veterans who enroll with VA under this enhanced Combat Veteran authority will continue to be enrolled even after their enhanced eligibility period ends, although they may be shifted to Priority Group 7 or 8, depending on their income level, and required to make applicable copays. Additionally, for care not related to combat service, copays may be required depending on their financial assessment and other special eligibility factors.

NOTE: The 5-year enrollment period applicable to these Veterans begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active duty military service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date.


Post 9/11 Transition and Care Management (TCM) Program

Kristin Kvaal, MSW, LICSW
Post 9/11 TCM Program Manager
BLDG 9 Rm 113
320-255-6480 Ext. 6546

Kari Steele, LGSW
Post 9/11 TCM Case Manager
BLDG 28 Rm 32
320-255-6480 Ext. 6503

Brandi Yager
Post 9/11 TCM Program Support Assistant
BLDG 9 Rm 208