United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VA New England Healthcare System

Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF) Resources


Returning Service MembersVA can provide you with priority health care and benefits assistance even if you are still on active duty or an activated member of the National Guard or Reserve. If you are a discharged veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF), VA can provide you medical care for 5 years from your military discharge date for conditions you believe are related to your military service regardless of your income or eligibility status.

Learn More

National OEF/OIF Homepage - main VA web site for returning service members of OEF/OIF
Services - What services can I access, and where can I enter into VA system?
Glossary - Definitions of commonly used Terms
FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Related Links - Links to related web resources

Contact Us

Please speak with the OEF/OIF Program Manager at your local VA Medical Center for additional information and assistance. Other VA locations can be found by visiting the VA Facility & Leadership Directory.

Location Contact Name Phone Number
Network 1 Office

Cindy Williams, LICSW, CDP

401-459-4760 x 1540
401-640-3255 (cell)

Bedford, MA VAMC Elizabeth Price, LICSW 781-687-3067
VA Boston HCS
(Brockton, Jamaica Plain
and West Roxbury)
Mel Tapper, PhD, LICSW 857-364-6780
Central/Western MA HCS

Sheila Davies, LCSW

413-584-4040 x 2027

VA Connecticut HCS
(West Haven and Newington)
Erin Blatchley, RN, MS 203-932-5711 x 7975
203-506-4132 (cell)
Maine Healthcare System

Jim Doherty, Acting

Manchester, NH VAMC David B. Simpson, MSW, LGSW 603-624-4366 x 6483
Providence, RI VAMC

Rochelle Fortin, LICSW

401-273-7100 x 6137
White River Junction, VT VAMC Ellen Duval, LICSW 802-295-9363 x 6250


Contact VBA

Contact your local Veterans Benefits Administration office for information regarding non-medical VA benefits.