Department of Veterans Affairs Press Release:
The Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center program and Florida State University have teamed up to assist area Veterans with providing the necessary information to transition from military to civilian life. Vet Centers are operated by VA’s Readjustment Counseling Service and provide non-medical readjustment counseling in easily accessible, consumer orientated facilities.
In order to increase care to rural veterans, one of a fleet of 50 “Mobile Vet Centers” has been assigned to the Florida Panhandle. The 38-foot motor coach is a mobile counseling center that is used to provide outreach and direct readjustment counseling for Veterans and their families in rural areas and at various community events, county fairs, etc, throughout the state.
The Mobile Vet Center along with staff from the Tallahassee and Pensacola Vet Centers, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA), and the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) will visit the Tallahassee VA Outpatient Clinic (1607 St. James Ct., 32308) on Friday, September 25 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
On Saturday, September 26th, the Mobile Vet Center will arrive at Langford Green (Champion Way, Tallahassee) approximately 4 hours prior to the start of the Florida State Seminoles vs. University of South Florida Bulls football game. The Mobile Vet Center is participating in Florida State University’s “Armed Service Appreciation Day” events. Veterans and their families are encouraged to stop by and tour the vehicle, receive informative literature and speak with representatives from the Vet Centers, FDVA, and the NF/SGVHS.
The Mobile Vet Center can also be used in medical emergencies as a triage clinic, disaster relief center or serve as a command, control and communication center.
For additional information, please contact Eric Lundblom, Readjustment Counselor, Tallahassee Vet Center @ 850-942-8810.