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Veterans Choice Program Now Available at Crossing Rivers Health

Hospital news | Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Contact: Crossing Rivers Communications

“Qualified veterans enrolled in VA health care can now receive care right here at Crossing Rivers Health,” announces Bill Sexton, Chief Executive Officer at Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien. “Our veterans deserve easy access to high-quality health care and, now that Crossing Rivers Health has been accepted in to the Veterans Choice Program, we are pleased and honored to serve those who have given time and more in service to our country.”

As an official Veterans Choice Program provider, Crossing Rivers Health is authorized to provide primary care, inpatient and outpatient specialty care and mental health care to veterans that face an unusual or excessive burden traveling to a VA medical facility. Eligibility will be determined by the veteran’s local VA medical facility and may be based upon geographic challenges, environmental factors or a medical condition. Once eligibility is determined, Crossing Rivers Health will help the veterans through the process of obtaining an appointment for care.

Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system were mailed Veterans Choice Cards in the initial rollout of the program. Newly eligible combat veterans will receive a card when they enroll in the VA health care systems.

Veterans in Crawford County, Wisconsin may receive assistance with the eligibility process by contacting Laura Moore, Veterans Service Officer, Crawford County Veterans Service Office, 225 N. Beaumont Rd., Suite# 137, Prairie du Chien, WI  53821; phone (608) 326-0204.

 

Tim Murphy is the Grant County, Wisconsin, Veterans Affairs Officer. He may be reached at his office in the Grant County Office Building in Lancaster, WI; phone (608) 723-2756.

 

Assistance is available to veterans in Clayton County, Iowa by contacting Jean Gage, Veterans Service Officer, Clayton County Office Building, 600 Gunder Road NE, Suite 6, Elkader, Iowa 52043; phone (563) 245-1865.

 

Heather Homewood, is the Veterans Affairs Office Director in Allamakee County, Iowa. Her office is located in the Court House in Waukon; phone (563) 568-6135.

 

Veterans enrolled in VA health care that are interested in receiving care at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien or Fennimore, Wisconsin, may contact Christopher Brophy, Business Administration, Crossing Rivers Health, at 608-357-2000, if they have any questions.

 

Veterans may access www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/ to receive step-by-step information as well as other valuable information.