The Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is grateful to the men and women who risk their lives to fight terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq and many other places around the world.
Kansas City VAMC has developed a special team called the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Team to serve the Veterans who participated in this campaign. Each Veteran initially has 5 years of health care and 180 days to apply for dental care at the VA after discharge or retirement.
Services are provided to all OEF/OIF veterans returning from modern warfare in Iraq, Afghanistan or other sites in support of modern wars. Coordination of care and linkage to care are provided to all veterans who need intense help. Case management is provided to severely injured veterans in need of help managing their treatment. Pre-visit care is provided for severely injured veterans entering the VA from a military treatment facility. Hospital intervention and access to care are monitored by a team of highly skilled professionals. Community outreach is done is support of military unit post deployment screening and demobilization. Immediate care is available on a walk-in basis for OEF/OIF veterans in need of immediate assistance.
Our aim is to assist with the transition of Soldiers from the military into the VAMC for health care and coordination of benefits. We have developed specialized programs, clinics, counseling, and outreach activities to help reintegrate each Soldier back into his or her community.
The Kansas City VAMC OEF/OIF Team can be reached at 816-922-2033.
The direct numbers for our OEF/OIF Team Members.
Claude Guidry Program Manager 816-922-2034
James Merrill Transition Patient Advocate 816-922-2033
Kathleen O'Sullivan Nurse Case Manager 816-922-2036
Hope Bishop Social Work Case Manager 816-922-2037
Sarah Starnes Caregiver Support Coordinator 816-922-2035
Our office location is on the 2nd floor of the Main Building in room M2-276.