Open house for veterans coming to Bakersfield

Published 07/22 2014 12:32PM

Updated 07/22 2014 12:45PM

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BAKERSFIELD, CA -- The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is hosting an Open House for Veterans at Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Aug. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Veterans and family members can receive information about VA specialty programs, local job opportunities and healthcare enrollment.

“The open house is a one-stop shop for Veterans in the greater Los Angeles area, Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County,” said Charles Green, VAGLAHS Outreach Coordinator. “It’s a great way for Veterans and their families to learn about healthcare benefits and get enrolled in their local VA healthcare system.”

The following is a schedule of VAGLAHS open house events: Aug. 5, 2014 Bakersfield CBOC, 1801 Westwind Drive, 93301 Aug. 13, 2014 Santa Maria CBOC, 1550 East Main Street, 93454 Aug. 20, 2014 Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center, 351 E. Temple Street, 90012 Aug. 27, 2014 Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, 16111 Plummer Street, 91343

“We’re trying to be innovative in bringing special opportunities to our Veterans such as the job resource fair,” said Green. “The economy is doing a little better; however, this is a great opportunity for Veterans to come to the VA and learn about careers and employment.”

VA physicians, nurses and social workers will meet with eligible Veterans to discuss their healthcare needs. VA representatives from MyHealtheVet, patient education resource center, weight loss programs, National Cemetery and Veteran benefits personnel are some of the few VA vendors rounding out the list of participants.
Veterans can enjoy free giveaways such as mugs, blankets, and canvas grocery bags. As an added bonus, Veterans in the healthcare system that bring a fellow Veteran who gets enrolled, receives a special gift bag.

For clinic addresses and additional information visit or call Charles Green at (424) 645–9865.

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