Do not sit at home and wait for help!
The VA is there for you!!!
The Doctors and the Techs behind the counters work for you.
If you ask for help and don’t understand the response - ask again. If you still don’t like what you hear then ask someone else!!!
The VA is like any other institution.
Even doctors have bad days!
The VA has one thing that other hospitals and institutions don’t have. It has lots of Vets!
Ask A Vet!
No one understands the VA better than a Vet. Doctors & Techs come and they go but many Vets have learned The Ins & The Outs of the VA by being interactive with it for many years. The VA is a great instatution and you will get quality help once you too know how to ask for the help that you need.
If you spend some time at the Va you will find that it is easy to open a conversation with other Vets. Remember we all have something in common and that is huge ice breaker.
Another great place to get the ball rolling is at any of the Vet Centers.
If you are not in an emergancy situation and you do not feel comfortable at a hospital then the Vet Centers are a great place to learn what is available to you. Most of the Techs there are Vets and you will get a more relaxed type of approach to helping you get into the VA System.
They also have weekly Group style meetings that you can get involved with and much more.