Veterans in Craven County are served within Veterans Integrated Service Network 6 — the VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, with the nearest major medical centers in Durham and Fayetteville, about 150 to 160 miles from MCAS Cherry Point. VISN 6 serves more than 340,000 veterans each year with eight medical centers and 33 community-based outpatient clinics located throughout North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The closest community outpatient clinic is in Morehead City.
Durham VA Medical Center
508 Fulton St.
Durham, NC 27705 919-286-0411
Fayetteville VA Medical Center
2300 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301 910-488-2120
The Durham and Fayetteville VA medical centers offer a broad spectrum of inpatient and outpatient health care services, ranging from disease prevention to primary care, mental health services and specialty care. Durham VA Medical Center’s services are available to more than 200,000 veterans living in a 26-county area of central and eastern North Carolina. Fayetteville VA Medical Center provides services to more than 65,000 veterans living in a 21-county area of North Carolina and South Carolina.
The address and phone number for the closest community-based outpatient clinic follows. For a full list of clinics and other facilities, go to the Durham or Fayetteville VA medical centers’ websites.
Morehead City Community-based Outpatient Clinic
5420 Highway 70
Morehead City, NC 28557 252-240-2349
North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
413 N. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27603 844-624-8387
VA Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255
The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs improves the quality of life for North Carolina’s veterans, military and their families by increasing awareness and access to appropriate federal, state and local resources. Veterans within the state can receive health care from a variety of facilities including four hospitals and medical centers, 16 health clinics and four veterans home. Combat veterans who were discharged or released from active service on or after Jan. 28, 2003, are eligible to enroll for enhanced care in the VA health care system for five years from their date of discharge or release. The enrollment period begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active-duty service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date. Veterans, including activated reservists and National Guard members, are eligible if they served on active duty in combat after Nov. 11, 1998, and have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions. Go to www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/returning_servicemembers.asp.
The North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs operates one service office in Craven County:
New Bern Service Office
2402 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28562 252-636-6611