Emergency Care For Veterans

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Editor:

This is a notice to all veterans in the Payson area regarding emergency care. Write down this number — 1-800-554-7174 and give it to your wife, husband and children. This is the number you have to call (within 72 hours) for the VA to assist you with your medical problem.

It comes from a VA publication called Health Trends V17.3 VISN 18 reference Non-VA Care or Fee Basis Care.

I was unconscious twice last year and could not make the call. Neither did anyone else. It is now costing me over $5,000 out of my pocket. I am on Social Security Disability Insurance, so this will take a while.

Oh, and my credit rating? So low now it doesn’t even register!

Call 602-277-5551 ext. 7394, which is Carl Hayden VA in Phoenix to get the pamphlet that explains in more detail.

Dave Cleland Sr.

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