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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • American Legion task force to meet in St. Louis

  • Members of the American Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force will hold a town hall meeting and operate a crisis center for local veterans and family members affected by delays in getting access to their health care at the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System this week.
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  • Members of the American Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force will hold a town hall meeting and operate a crisis center for local veterans and family members affected by delays in getting access to their health care at the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System this week.
    The town hall meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, at the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, 1315 Chestnut St., St Louis.
    The meeting is open to the general public, and veterans are encouraged to attend – especially those affected by wait-time delays.
    The American Legion will also set up a Veterans Crisis Command Center at July 15-18 at the St. Louis University School of Law Clinic, 100 N. Tucker Blvd, Suite 726, St. Louis. Operating hours for the crisis center will be from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 16-17, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday, July 18.
    Members of the Legion’s national staff, along with local Legionnaires, staff from VA facilities and volunteers from other organizations will be on hand to assist veterans and their families.
    Services provided will include assistance in filing for VA appointment scheduling, grief counseling, benefits claims and help with enrollment in VA health care.
    An internal VA investigation showed that new patients seeking specialist care were waiting an average of 86 days to see a specialist.
    For questions, contact The American Legion Department of Missouri Headquarters at 573-893-2353.
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