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Welcome to Perry County Veteran's Affairs
Where every day is Veteran's Day!

Phone: 717-582-5133
Fax: 717-582-5134
Mailing Address:
Perry County Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box# 37
New Bloomfield, PA  17068

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday  8:00 AM-4:00 PM
For your convenience, please call for appointment)                    
Friday - Appointments Only


Perry County Veterans Affairs
25 West Main Street
New Bloomfield, PA 17068

Veterans’ Affairs office assists veterans in obtaining benefits and official discharge papers by determining their eligibility and preparing necessary Veterans’ Administration forms.  It provides assistance to the widows/widowers of recently deceased veterans. 
It also coordinates with local veterans organizations to disperse appropriations for expenses for Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Independence Day observances. 
The office issues grave burial flags to appropriate agency/organizations in observance of Memorial Day.







Lebanon VA Medical Center Adopting New Entry Measures to Protect Veterans and Staff

CONTACT: Douglas A. Etter

Chief Communications Officer

(717) 272-6621, ext. 6079

For Immediate Release – Mar. 7, 2020


LEBANON, Pa. — Lebanon VA Medical Center will begin screening measures for anyone entering its main campus or community clinics beginning Monday, March 9, 2020 at 5:30 am to protect Veterans, staff, volunteers and visitors against the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The medical center will restrict access to the grounds. Veterans, volunteers and visitors are required to use the 1700 South Lincoln Avenue entrance. All Veterans, visitors, volunteers and staff will be screened utilizing 3 questions.

"We apologize in advance for any delays or inconveniences this may cause, however, we believe, preparation is the judicious course of action and we are taking steps to ensure our Veterans, staff, volunteers, visitors and others coming to our campus are screened and appropriately cared for," said VAMC Director, Robert W. Callahan, Jr. "While this process will be an inconvenience, we are implementing a plan that allows us to pre-screen individuals entering the campus and provide care for those who need it. We strongly encourage Veterans who have symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or flu-like symptoms to call their primary care provider before traveling to the main campus or community clinics. Veterans who are registered in the My HealtheVet program may be able to receive treatment through VA Video Connect."

Additionally, all of the VA community clinics will screen anyone entering their facilities.

The new entry procedures will remain in effect until further notice.

The medical center is following CDC and other public health guidelines. Clinical staff is available to provide 24/7 virtual care and support, including nurse advice and triage. Veterans experiencing the following symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness of breath, should call 717-228-6041 and select option 3 to speak to a nurse before visiting the facility. Veterans who have traveled to a foreign country in the last 14 days or have direct contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, should also call 717-228-6041 and press 3 BEFORE coming to the medical center or community clinic, even if symptoms are not present.

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The United Heroes League (UHL) honors military kids with free sports gear, pro-sports tickets, access to free sports camps, and grants to cover the costs of sports association fees. Any active service member or Honorably discharged Veteran who deployed to a combat zone (as defined by DOD or VA), with children under 18, are encouraged to apply.


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Attention Veterans needing Emergency Care:

If you are enrolled in the VA Medical Benefits and require Emergency Medical/Room treatment outside the VA, for VA to pay those medical costs, you must contact Lebanon VAMC within 48 hours and request payment through fee Basis.  Failure to contact Lebanon VAMC within the 48 hours may be reason for a denial for payment by the VA of any of the costs for your treatment.



Camp Lejeune:

 Disability compensation VA recently proposed a rule to create presumptive service connection for Veterans, Reservists, and National Guard members exposed to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987 who later developed one of the following eight diseases:

Adult leukemia
Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
Bladder cancer
Kidney cancer
Liver cancer
Multiple myeloma
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Parkinson's disease

Presently, these conditions are the only ones for which there is sufficient scientific and medical evidence to support the creation of presumptions; however, VA will continue to review relevant information as it becomes available. Veterans who are experiencing other health conditions that they think may be related to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune are encouraged to contact their primary care provider and to file a claim. VA reviews and decides disability compensation claims on a case-by-case basis. -

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