Minot AFB Community
Veterans in Ward County are served within Veterans Integrated Service Network 23 — the Midwest Health Care Network, with the nearest major medical center in Fargo, North Dakota, approximately 4 hours from Minot Air Force Base. VISN 23 serves more than 430,000 veterans each year with eight hospitals and 63 community-based outpatient or outreach clinics throughout Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The closest community outpatient clinic is in Minot.
Fargo VA Health Care Center
2101 N. Elm
Fargo, ND 58102 800-410-9723
The Fargo VA Health Care Center offers a broad spectrum of inpatient and outpatient health care services, ranging from disease prevention to primary care, complex surgical procedures and extended rehabilitative care. Services are available to more than 89,000 veterans living in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota.
The following is a list of community-based outpatient clinics and the vet center in Minot. For a full list of clinics and other facilities, go to www.fargo.va.gov/about/index.asp.
2700 State St., Suite F
Bismarck, ND 58503 701-221-9152
Devils Lake Clinic
1031 Seventh St. NE
Devils Lake, ND 58301 701-662-5801
5th Medical Group
10 Missile Ave.
Minot, ND 58705 701-727-9800
Minot Vet Center
1400 20th Ave. SW, Suite 2
Minot, ND 58701 701-852-0177
North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs
2718 Gateway Ave., Suite 303
Bismarck, ND 58503 701-328-5446
VA Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255
The Department of Veterans Affairs improves the quality of life for North Dakota’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 one hospital, eight community clinics and a 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.