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Old 09-12-2018, 10:55 PM   #3
Lt Keefer
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 29M
State: Texas
Posts: 427
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The wife and I are both disabled vets and use the VA almost exclusively. On two different road trips my wife required emergency care. Once in OKC and once in the DFW area. Both times we went to the nearest VA Hospital that had an emergency room. They did a quick eligibility screening to get her switched from our home facility to the attending ER. Then they proceeded with treatment. Once we returned to our home area, my wife scheduled an appointment with her primary care physician for follow up. The secret is make sure you go to a VA hospital not an VA outpatient clinic. The OPCs may not be able or willing to see you. As a VA patient, our medical records are all electronic and any VA facility has the ability to transfer the records from our home facility. The trick is getting to the proper facility. That being said, we are not fulltimers. We get all of our routine medical care from the VA OPC near our home. We try to schedule those appointments over the winter months when we are in our home area. Also, BTW, he have been very satisfied with the care received at the various VA facilities we have used.
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