If You Are An OEF/OIF Veteran…
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Northport VA Medical Center is committed to support returning troops from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and to make sure they have the health care and entitlements they earned and deserve.
Active-duty personnel and Reservist or National Guard members who serve in a theater of combat operations are eligible for VA care and services for injuries or illnesses related to combat service for five years beginning on the date of their discharge or release from service. OEF/OIF veterans who don't enroll with VA within five years of separation from active duty, have no VA-rated service-connected disabilities and earn more than the geographically based income threshold will be subject to the same eligibility criteria as other veterans and may be ineligible for enrollment. For this reason, all OEF/OIF veterans are strongly encouraged to enroll with VA upon their release from the military.
OEF/OIF veterans who enroll with VA within the first five years after separation from active duty may continue to receive VA care after the two years elapse based on the standard rules of VA health care enrollment.
Who to Contact
To learn how to apply for VA health care or for information about the health care services available for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans, please visit or call Northport VA Medical Center’s OEF/OIF Combat veteran and Tricare/DOD Office, located on the first floor of Bldg. 200. You may also call, toll-Free, 1-800-444-0001.
Other Veterans’ Eligibility for VA Health Care
Eligibility for VA health care is dependent upon a number of factors, which may influence the final determination of the services for which you qualify. These factors include the nature of a veteran's discharge from military service (e.g., honorable, other than honorable, dishonorable), length of service, VA adjudicated disabilities (commonly referred to as service-connected disabilities), and income level among others.
Generally, you must be enrolled in the VA health care system to receive benefits offered in the VA Medical Benefits Package. To apply for VA health care benefits, go to http://www1.va.gov/health/clinical.html. You must complete an Application for Health Benefits Form 10-10EZ at https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/. We use the application to determine:
- Whether you have qualifying service as a veteran
- What your veteran status is so that you can be placed into one of the established priority groups
For more information about VA health care eligibility, please visit VA’s health eligibility web page at: http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/. You can also check on your eligibility for VA health care by contacting Northport VA Medical Center’s Admissions Section Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at (631) 261-4400, ext. 2659.
How can I enroll for VA health care?
1. You can enroll in person at Northport VA Medical Center or at Northport's community based clinics located in Plainview (1425 Old Country Road) and Patchouge (4 Phyllis Drive).
2. You can enroll electronically by completing the online 10-10EZ form. https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/
3. You can also enroll by mailing the completed 10-10EZ form to Northport VAMC Admissions at the following address:
Northport VA Medical Center
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY 11768
About Northport VA Medical Center
Northport VA Medical Center (VAMC), located at 79 Middleville Road in Northport, NY, is part of the New York/New Jersey Veterans Integrated Service Network #3.
Affiliated with the State University of New York Medical School at Stony Brook, Northport VAMC offers quality medical, surgical, psychiatric, rehabilitative and skilled nursing care to Long Island veterans. With highly qualified and experienced healthcare professionals, state-of-the-art technology, a full range of services, and high ratings with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and other respected accrediting health care organizations, Northport VA Medical Center has a reputation for providing superior healthcare to Long Island's veterans.
The Director of Northport VAMC can be contacted at (631) 261-4400 x2747. The Public Affairs Officer may be reached at (631) 266-6074
State University of New York Medical School at Stony Brook
TYPE OF FACILITY
General Medicine and Surgery
Other Assistance for Veterans/Family Members
Several of VA's programs target specific veteran populations, and we hope you will take advantage of the resources they offer. To learn about these services, go to: http://www.va.gov/spec_prog.htm
Long Island Vet Center
The Long Island Vet Center, located at 166 Main Street in Babylon, NY, is a unique outreach agency within the Department of Veterans Affairs. One of over 200 Vet Centers in the country, the Babylon Vet Center is a counseling center specializing in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder stemming from war or sexual trauma experienced while on active or military duty. The Vet Center Program is exempt from any financial means testing which makes services free to all eligible men and women veterans.