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VA medical facilities by state

By Shaniqua Williams

Posted on July 14th, 2020

As a veteran, your risk of developing a serious disease as a consequence of military asbestos exposure is very high, as the hazardous mineral was present in tremendous amounts in every military branch, but especially in Navy ships during the last century.

The military is notorious for having employed asbestos to a tremendous extent between 1920 and 1980, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as resistance to fire, and was also very cheap. As a consequence, over 20 million people were exposed to asbestos during the last century, 30% of whom are struggling with terrible diseases today. Veterans who served during this period of time are at high risk of developing a disease as a result of military asbestos exposure, particularly those who were part of the U.S. Navy. For this reason, we strongly encourage veterans to undergo medical examination periodically, as diseases that stem from asbestos exposure are asymptomatic in their early phases. Thereby, veterans may unknowingly suffer from a serious disease.

It is important to know that, as a veteran injured by asbestos exposure, you have the right to seek financial compensation for your physical and emotional distress from the Veterans Benefits Administration. Furthermore, veterans are also eligible for compensation from the asbestos trust funds of the companies which manufactured the products they handled while serving in the military. Throughout the country, there are numerous Veterans Benefits Administration facilities that can help veterans with a history of military asbestos exposure receive a correct and accurate diagnosis. Veterans who developed one of the following diseases are entitled to benefits such as disability compensation, which primarily depends on the disability rating they have:

It is worthy of note that, if you are a veteran who struggles with another pulmonary disease which may stem from military asbestos exposure, you must have asbestos fibers in your lungs in order to qualify for compensation. This is why it is essential to undergo asbestos screening at a VA facility. Having vast experience in diagnosing the diseases which occur as a consequence of asbestos exposure, their medical specialists will be able to assign you a correct and accurate diagnosis following a thorough examination. They will use chest X-rays, as well as breathing and blood tests, which will eventually allow the medical experts to identify the disease you suffer from. Here is a list of VA medical facilities by state, which should help you receive the medical attention you need as a veteran whose health was affected by military asbestos exposure.

  • Birmingham: Birmingham VA Medical Center
  • Montgomery: Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System West Campus
  • Tuscaloosa: Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
  • Tuskegee: Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System East Campus
  • Anchorage: Alaska VA Healthcare System
  • Phoenix: Phoenix VA Health Care System
  • Prescott: Northern Arizona VA Health Care System
  • Tucson: Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
  • Fayetteville: Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks
  • Little Rock: Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital
  • North Little Rock: Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center
  • San Francisco: San Francisco VA Health Care System
  • Fresno: Central California VA Health Care System
  • Livermore: Livermore
  • Loma Linda: VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
  • Long Beach: VA Long Beach Healthcare System
  • Los Angeles: VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA)
  • Mather: VA Northern California Health Care System
  • Menlo Park: Menlo Park
  • Palo Alto: VA Palo Alto Health Care System
  • San Diego: VA San Diego Healthcare System
  • Aurora: VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System(ECHCS)
  • Grand Junction: VA Western Colorado Health Care System
  • West Haven: VA Connecticut Healthcare System
  • Newington: VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Newington Campus
  • West Haven: VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven Campus
  • Wilmington: Wilmington VA Medical Center
  • Washington: Washington DC VA Medical Center
  • Gainesville: Malcom Randall VAMC, NF/SGVHS
  • Lake City: Lake City VAMC, NF/SGVHS
  • Miami: Miami VA Healthcare System
  • Orlando: Orlando VA Medical Center
  • Tampa: James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
  • West Palm Beach: West Palm Beach VAMC
  • Augusta: Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
  • Decatur: Atlanta VA Health Care System
  • Dublin: Carl Vinson VA Medical Center
  • Honolulu: VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
  • Boise: Boise VA Medical Center
  • Chicago: Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
  • Danville: VA Illiana Health Care System
  • Hines: Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
  • Marion: Marion VA Medical Center
  • North Chicago: Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
  • Fort Wayne: VA Northern Indiana Health Care System-Fort Wayne Campus
  • Indianapolis: Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
  • Marion: VA Northern Indiana Health Care System - Marion Campus
  • Des Moines: VA Central Iowa Health Care System
  • Iowa City: Iowa City VA Health Care System
  • Leavenworth: VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System - Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center
  • Topeka: VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System - Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center
  • Wichita: Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center
  • Ft. Thomas: Cincinnati VA Medical Center-Fort Thomas
  • Lexington: Lexington VAMC: Cooper Division
  • Lexington: Lexington VAMC: Leestown Division
  • Louisville: Robley Rex VA Medical Center
  • New Orleans: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
  • Pineville: Alexandria VA Health Care System
  • Shreveport: Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
  • Augusta: VA Maine Healthcare System - Togus
  • Baltimore: Baltimore VA Medical Center - VA Maryland Health Care System
  • Baltimore: Loch Raven VA Medical Center - VA Maryland Health Care System
  • Perry Point: Perry Point VA Medical Center - VA Maryland Health Care System
  • Bedford: Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital (Bedford VA)
  • Brockton: VA Boston Healthcare System, Brockton Campus
  • Jamaica Plain: VA Boston Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain Campus
  • Leeds: VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System
  • West Roxbury: VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury Campus
  • Ann Arbor: VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  • Battle Creek: Battle Creek VA Medical Center
  • Detroit: John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
  • Iron Mountain: Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center
  • Saginaw: Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center
  • Minneapolis: Minneapolis VA Health Care System
  • St. Cloud: St. Cloud VA Health Care System
  • Biloxi: Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
  • Jackson: G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center
  • Columbia: Harry S. Truman Memorial
  • Kansas City: Kansas City VA Medical Center
  • Poplar Bluff: John J. Pershing VA Medical Center
  • Saint Louis: VA St. Louis Health Care System - Jefferson Barracks Division
  • Miles City: Miles City VA Clinic and Community Living Center
  • Grand Island: Grand Island VA Medical Center
  • Las Vegas: VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
  • Reno: VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System
  • Manchester: Manchester VA Medical Center
  • East Orange: East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System
  • Lyons: Lyons Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System
  • Albuquerque: New Mexico VA Health Care System
  • Albany: Albany VA Medical Center: Samuel S. Stratton
  • Batavia: VA Western New York Healthcare System at Batavia
  • Bath: Bath VA Medical Center
  • Bronx: James J. Peters VA Medical Center
  • Brooklyn: Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
  • Buffalo: VA Western New York Healthcare System at Buffalo
  • Canandaigua: Canandaigua VA Medical Center
  • Montrose: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Campus of the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System
  • New York: Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
  • Northport: Northport VA Medical Center
  • Syracuse: Syracuse VA Medical Center
  • Wappingers Falls: Castle Point Campus of the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System
  • Asheville: Asheville VA Medical Center
  • Durham: Durham VA Medical Center
  • Fayetteville: Fayetteville VA Medical Center
  • Salisbury: Salisbury - W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center
  • Fargo: Fargo VA Health Care System
  • Chillicothe: Chillicothe VA Medical Center
  • Cincinnati: Cincinnati VA Medical Center
  • Cleveland: Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • Columbus: Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center
  • Dayton: Dayton VA Medical Center
  • Muskogee: Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (Jack C. Montgomery VAMC)
  • Oklahoma City: Oklahoma City VA Health Care System
  • Roseburg: Roseburg VA Health Care System
  • White City: White City or VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center
  • Altoona: Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center
  • Butler: Butler VA Health Care System
  • Coatesville: Coatesville VA Medical Center
  • Erie: Erie VA Medical Center
  • Lebanon: Lebanon VA Medical Center
  • Philadelphia: Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
  • Wilkes-Barre: Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
  • Providence: Providence VA Medical Center
  • Charleston: Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
  • Fort Meade: VA Black Hills Health Care System - Fort Meade Campus
  • Hot Springs: VA Black Hills Health Care System - Hot Springs Campus
  • Sioux Falls: Sioux Falls VA Health Care System
  • Memphis: Memphis VA Medical Center
  • Mountain Home: James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Murfreesboro: Tennessee Valley Healthcare System - Alvin C. York (Murfreesboro) Campus
  • Nashville: Tennessee Valley Healthcare System - Nashville Campus
  • Bonham: Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center
  • Dallas: Dallas VA Medical Center
  • Houston: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
  • Kerrville: Kerrville VA Hospital
  • Waco: Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Salt Lake City: VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
  • White River Junction: White River Junction VA Medical Center
  • Hampton: Hampton VA Medical Center
  • Richmond: Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
  • Salem: Salem VA Medical Center
  • Spokane: Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center
  • Vancouver: VA Portland Health Care System - Vancouver Campus
  • Walla Walla: Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center
  • Beckley: Beckley VA Medical Center
  • Clarksburg: Clarksburg - Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center
  • Huntington: Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center
  • Martinsburg: Martinsburg VA Medical Center
  • Madison: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
  • Milwaukee: Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Tomah: Tomah VA Medical Center
  • Cheyenne: Cheyenne VA Medical
  • Sheridan: Sheridan VA Medical Center

Our medical specialists offer asbestos screening free of charge

Even if you already have a diagnosis from the VA, it is always a good idea to seek a second opinion when it comes to diseases that are caused by asbestos exposure. Our medical experts have vast experience in diagnosing diseases that occur as a result of asbestos exposure and will carefully examine your most recent chest X-rays to assess the damage the asbestos fibers have produced to your lungs so far. They will also employ breathing and blood tests to eventually assign you a correct and precise diagnosis. Therefore, if you live within driving distance to Birmingham, Alabama, we wholeheartedly invite you to visit our medical facility for a free of charge asbestos screening if you have a history of military asbestos exposure.

We provide quality legal assistance to veterans injured by military asbestos exposure

With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will thoroughly evaluate your case to determine whether you are eligible for compensation from the VA and from the asbestos trust funds.

As a veteran, you are entitled to compensation both from the asbestos trust funds of the companies which manufactured the hazardous products you were exposed to and from the VA, in the form of disability compensation. While the legal process is very complex, your involvement will be minimal, as you will only have to send your military and medical records to your attorney, which will be used as evidence to support your asbestos claim.

However, it is important to know that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in the majority of states, which should prompt you to take legal action immediately. Finally, you should know that our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay our attorneys anything unless they recover financial compensation for you.