Department of Veterans Affairs Public Health
The VA has implemented an aggressive public health response to protect and care for Veterans in the face of this emerging health risk. This site also has a report tracking the number of Veteran patients by facility with either a CDC confirmed or a locally, presumptively confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.
Indianapolis VA Regional Office
Direct public-facing operations for the Indianapolis VA Regional Office are closed to the public for the foreseeable future. Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting www.va.gov. Veterans with claims specific questions can request information via the Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) or call 1-800-827-1000.
Veteran Health Indiana
Veterans with flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, should call the Patient Response Center at 317-988-1772 before visiting their provider at the VA medical center or local VA clinic.
Non-urgent appointments are being rescheduled or converted to phone or telehealth visits to reduce unnecessary travel. Veterans are encouraged to request their appointment through Telehealth or VA Mobile apps, if they prefer to stay home. Ask our Patient Response Center staff of those options by calling 317-988-1772, option 2.
GI Bill Benefits
Veterans' GI Bill Benefits are continuing during coronavirus. President Trump signed into law S. 3503 on March 21 which will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus outbreak.