Staying healthy is key to helping veterans reach their best potential. If you are already established with the VA, some of these links will be readily available to you. If you are not established with the VA, some of these links will require you to begin your VA disability claim. However, some of these links are still beneficial. If you haven't started your claim click here and register to begin your claim.
Below are links to veteran health benefits, information, and links to partnerships in the region that help veterans stay healthy. To go to VA forms please click on the Download Forms button on the bottom of the page. If you have any questions on how to access these benefits or to use the information or links, please click the contact us and let us help you.
This website has information explaining VA benefits and eligibility, as well as how to apply for VA health benefits, and resources for women veterans, families of veterans, returning service members, and active duty military.
My HealtheVet, your Personal Health Record, helps you gain a better understanding of your health to explore a variety of ways to monitor and improve your health. It offers Veterans free, easy and convenient ways to become active partners in their health care and well-being. Veteran patients can refill and track VA prescriptions online, track their health status, and with an upgraded Premium account, can access portions of information in their VA Notes along with the ability to communicate electronically through Secure Messaging with their health care teams – anywhere and anytime. Currently, a My HealtheVet Redesign Project is underway that will improve the use and online experience for Veterans.
Veteran Health Benefits Handbooks are tailored specifically for each Veteran and provide detailed, updated information about the VA health care benefits the Veteran may be eligible to receive, such as medications, prosthetics and dental care.The handbook also provides answers to common questions, contact information for the Veteran's preferred facility, instructions on how to schedule appointments, information regarding the Affordable Care Act, the Veteran’s copay responsibilities, if any, and much more.
Benefit finder that will allow users to answer questions to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive.
Tricare portal for military and retirees.
Health care coverage options for military veterans who don’t have veterans or other health coverage.
VA’s comprehensive VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) gives enrolled Veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries the opportunity to purchase dental at a reduced cost. Participation is voluntary. Purchasing a dental plan does not affect Veterans’ eligibility for VA dental services and treatment. Covered services include diagnostic, preventative, surgical, emergency and endodontic/restorative treatment.
The VA offers a wide range of mental health services to Veterans. The goal of VA mental health care is to support recovery and enable Veterans who experience mental health problems to live meaningful lives in their communities and achieve their full potential.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
One of the easiest ways to get help is by dialing 2-1-1, Tennessee’s community services help line. When you call, you’ll get a real person, one who is trained to help you sort out your needs, and then give you phone numbers and addresses of the closest places where you can get help.
VetLinks.org's mission is to educate and empower veterans and their families by linking them to services, support, and activities in order to enrich their quality of life. Veterans and their families are assisted in linking locations of services, support, organizations, events and programs. VetLinks.org will walk veterans through the process of submitting paperwork to the VA, connecting with nationally recognized veteran advocacy groups, finding behavioral health services, establishing a primary care doctor, and other steps in transitioning out of active duty.
NVLSP's Lawyers Serving Warriors® program offers pro bono (that is, free) legal help with disability issues to veterans from all eras. Our current pro bono initiatives are to assist veterans with some types of disability claims.
Check access and quality of VA healthcare.
Centerstone offers programs and services to American service members, veterans and their families. We work to ensure that all service members and their loved ones have the resources and support they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives beyond military service.
Vets.gov portal for disability, healthcare, education, housing, career and employment, life insurance, pension, and burial veteran benefits.
Were you deployed in an area with airborne hazards or where there were open burn pits? Register with the VA's airborne hazards and open burn pit registry, which could help you in with future health problems or claims.
The registry will help to monitor health conditions affecting eligible veterans and service members. The VA will use the data to improve their programs to help veterans and service members with deployment exposure concerns.
Information and resources from the Nashville Mayor's Office.
Pets for Patriots mission is to give the gifts of fidelity, joy, and love to both veterans and pets through companion animal adoption. They provide a list of resources to support the adoption process and help with costs of having a pet.
Veterans comprise more than 30 percent of all mesothelioma cases in the United States. Because all branches of the military relied on asbestos in the past, and builders overseas still do, veterans are more likely than others to develop asbestos-related diseases. Click here for information and resources.