The closest VA’s are Danville, Decatur, and Bloomington. Through the Center’s partnership with the VA, we have VA services located at the Chez Veterans Center. These providers are employed through the VA healthcare system. For military-connected students that qualify for services through the Department of Veterans Affairs, these services are available by these VA providers onsite:
Vet Success on Campus (VSOC)
The VSOC Counselor, Dr. Delmar Rhodes (Delmar.Rhodes1@va.gov), provides vocational rehabilitation to student veterans that have service-connected disabilities. More information about the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program can be found here.
More information about the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program can be found here.
A VA Social Worker is at the Center regularly, and can help with enrollment or transfer into the VA Healthcare system, assist with finding a primary care provider or specialist, schedule appointments around your class schedule, and answer questions and address issues you’re having with the VA. The Center staff can help with contacting the VA Social Worker to access these supports.
Basic Primary Care
For anyone who was deployed to a combat zone after 9/11–you get five years of cost free health care through the VA for any deployment related issues. VA medical care is available at the Center by appointment on a monthly basis. This service is available for Veterans eligible for VA services and includes things such as basic medical care such as preventative care, physicals, and outpatient medical services. This service is currently on hold until 2022 as a precaution for preventing spread of COVID-19.
The VA can see a Veteran for any mental health-related problem. In addition, at the Center, the psychologists from the VA PTSD Clinic also possess specialized training in evidence-based treatments for PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma.
Speech and Language Pathology
This service provides a spectrum of support including note-taking, reading comprehension strategies, study skills, and test-taking strategies for any type of cognitive problem/difficulty (attention/concentration, memory, and/or language). The Speech Therapist is also able to provide note-taking tools (smart pens), as well as information on deployment-related factors that affect school performance.