Health information fair offered to veterans

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Sampson and surrounding county Veterans can enroll in the VA health care system and receive health information about various services available to them from representatives of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center (VAMC) Rural Health Outreach team May 21.

The medical center’s rural health team will conduct a health information fair at the “Veterans Helping Veterans” event set to take place at Coharie Tribal Grounds, 7531 North Hwy 421, Clinton, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The rural health team can provide information on diabetes management, controlling hypertension and cholesterol levels, women’s health care, mental health services and other specialized programs available to Veterans. Additionally, an eligibility and enrollment specialist will be on-hand to accept Veterans’ enrollments on site.

Anyone who served in the U.S. military is invited to attend the event. Veterans are highly encouraged to bring copies of their DD Form 214 (discharge paperwork) and last year’s financial information to expedite enrollment in the system.

For more information about the event, contact Chief Gene Jacobs “TwoFeathers” at 910-590-1965. For information about the Fayetteville VAMC Rural Health Team, contact Melvin Peterson at 910-308-1183.