Veterans in Ventura County are served within Veterans Integrated Service Network 22 – the Desert Pacific Healthcare Network. The nearest big medical center, the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center (part of the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, www.losangeles.va.gov), is about 50 miles from Port Hueneme by way of California Route 1. The Desert Pacific Healthcare Network is composed of eight health care system and 65 community clinics serving 1.5 million veterans in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California. The closest community outpatient clinic to NB Ventura County is the newly expanded community-based outpatient clinic in Oxnard.
VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network
300 Oceangate, Suite 700
Long Beach, CA 90802
The Desert Pacific Healthcare Network is composed of eight health care systems, including the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA) which is the largest, most complex healthcare system within the Department of Veterans Affairs. The GLA consists of three ambulatory care centers (West Los Angeles Medical Center, VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center and the VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center), a tertiary care facility and 10 community-based outpatient clinics. The GLA serves veterans residing throughout five counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. There are 1.4 million veterans in the GLA service area.
GLA is affiliated with both UCLA School of Medicine and USC School of Medicine, as well as more than 45 colleges, universities and vocational schools in 17 medical, nursing, paramedical and administrative programs.
West Los Angeles Medical Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90073
VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center
16111 Plummer St.
Los Angeles, CA 91343
VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center
351 E. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
VA Oxnard Community-based Outpatient Clinic
1690 Universe Circle
Oxnard, CA 93033
California Department of Veterans Affairs
1227 O St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs improves the quality of life for California’s veterans, military and their families by increasing awareness and access to appropriate federal, state and local resources. Veterans in California can receive health care from a variety of facilities including four hospitals, rehabilitation domiciliary, seven outpatient clinics, 24 community-based outpatient clinics and 17 vet centers. 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.
Ventura County Veteran Services Main Office
Human Services Agency
5740 Ralston St., Suite 304
Ventura, CA 93003
The California Division of Veteran Services is responsible for administering a number of special programs, benefits and services for California veterans and their families. Local offices in seven locations — Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Moorpark, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks — provide personalized assistance for learning about veteran benefits or help with filing claims for benefits. The State of California has numerous special programs and benefits for veterans, among them college fee waivers, state parks and recreation passes, and help for vets in crisis. Contact the Ventura County Veteran Services Office.
An on-base Regional Benefit Office also serves area veterans:
NB Ventura County Service Office
Fleet & Family Support Center
1000 23rd Ave., Building 1169
Port Hueneme, CA 93043