Office of Veterans Affairs

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“Serving Those Who Have Served”

The Office of Veterans Affairs provides access to special programs and services for veterans and their families. As advocates for veterans, staff provides timely information on services, events and activities affecting veterans. This includes coordination with the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs and the United Veterans Committee (UVC) of Colorado. The Veterans Affairs staff also assists all veterans in applying for benefits, employment assistance, medical care, transportation and coordination to other services.

Staff consists of volunteers who are military veterans. They are trained by and work in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and have successfully been accredited by the National Associated of County Veterans Service Officers.

Our Mission

To assist Veterans, Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard members of the Armed Forces of the United States. We also assist spouses, surviving spouses, dependents parents, and dependents with their claims.

What's New

  • Improved GI Bill Comparison Tool

    August 28, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today launched an improved version of the GI Bill® Comparison Tool, which was first launched in February 2014.  The GI Bill Comparison Tool is designed to make it easier for Veterans, Servicemembers, and dependents to estimate their GI Bill education benefits and learn more about VA’s approved college, university, and other education and training programs across the country.  It also provides key information about college affordability and value so beneficiaries and choose the best education program to meet their needs.

  • United Veterans Committee of Colorado to Host 2014 Candidates’ Forum Sept. 4 in Castle Rock

    August 25, 2014

    United Veterans Committee of Colorado (UVC), the largest collaboration of veteran organizations in the state, is hosting a Candidates’ Forum on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. The event will provide candidates the opportunity to connect with veterans and share their positions on issues impacting service members, veterans and their families (SMVF).

    The Candidates’ Forum will begin with a one-hour “meet and greet” session for candidates and constituents at 6 p.m., followed by an official moderated forum at 7 p.m.

    For more details please visit www.unitedveteranscommittee.org/

  • Veterans: Keep Your Immunizations Up to Date

    August 13, 2014

     August is National Immunization Awareness Month

    If you are not sure which vaccines you need and what each shot does please visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs Public Health website, check out this Public Health web site. Learn more about immunizations, who should get them and when.

    Think about influenza, pneumococcal, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, shingles, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis and certain other vaccines you need if traveling abroad

  • Women Veterans of Colorado 4th Annual Conference – “Paths to Self-Sufficiency”

    August 6, 2014

     Honoring the service of over 38,000 Colorado women veterans, the Women Veterans of Colorado (WVOC) will host the 4th Annual Women Veterans of Colorado Conference with the theme, “Pathways to Self Sufficiency: Fueling the Entrepreneurial Spirit,” the event includes lunch and numerous resource providers. 

    Saturday, September 13
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Ramada Plaza Northglenn/ Denver North
    10 East 120th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80233

    There is no charge for this conference and attendees may register online at  http://bit.ly/WVOC2014Conference

  • VA Eastern Colorado Health Care Resource Guide

    July 21, 2014

    The Veterans Resource Guide is designed to give veterans and their families the information they will need to easily navigate through a very large system, the Veterans Administration Eastern Colorado Health Care System. This handbook was prepared to inform you about the health care services and should make it easier to use the VA healthcare system.

    Online Vet Guide

     

     

  • VA Pharmacy

    July 7, 2014

    The Denver Medical Center processes over 5,000 prescriptions daily. Many of these prescriptions are filled by the Central Mail out Pharmacy (CMOP). Prescriptions may be refilled by phone, internet or in-person.

    Phone – 303-399-8020 option 1

    Internet – Us the My HealthVet program   (http://www.myhealthvet.va.gov/index.html)

    Outpatient Pharmacy – Because of patient workload, you may experience a wait when requesting a refill at the o0utpatient pharmacy)

    • Denver – Monday –Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    •  Colorado Springs – Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • My HealtheVet

    June 20, 2014

    My HealtheVet is VA’s award-winning website that offers Veterans secure access to information in their VA health care records anywhere and anytime. Its web-based tools give users greater control over their care and wellness, helping them become active partners in their health care.

    In addition to allowing Veterans access to their records, My HealtheVet lets them save, print and share their health information using the VA Blue Button, refill VA prescriptions online and track their health activities.

    Veterans who upgrade their accounts, free of charge, can opt in to Secure Messaging to communicate electronically with their VA health care teams between visits and can also view VA appointments, get VA Wellness Reminders, access VA lab results and more.

    For more information please visit   https://www.myhealth.va.gov/index.html

  • Douglas County Veterans Affairs Facebook Page

    May 6, 2014

    We now have a Facebook Page! Please visit us at     https://www.facebook.com/DCVeteransAffairs

    Douglas County Veterans Affairs would like to use this as a tool to get information out quickly to our community. This would include the latest information on VA benefits and services, Veterans social gatherings and events.

    If you like us and have digital pictures of your Veteran we would love to post them for everyone to see. 

  • VA Healthcare and Medicare

    March 25, 2014

    Being a Veteran and using a VA facility does not disqualify anyone from enrolling in Medicare.

    Any veteran should enroll in Medicare Part B, the medical/doctor part of Medicare. In fact the VA encourages Veterans to enroll in Part B.

    You do not need “Part B” to receive medical care from the VA, but when you go outside of the VA for any medical treatment you do need Part B. You might be ambulanced to another hospital that is not a VA facility for a medical emergency or you may go to a doctor for cancer treatment as examples, then you will pay 100% of the medical charges that “Part B” covers because you do not have Part B.

    Many who do not enroll in Part B when they are first eligible for Medicare, may have to pay a “late enrollment” penalty of 10% for each full 12-month period that you could have been enrolled in Part B. As an example, if you waited 50 months, which is 4 full 12-month period, then the Part B penalty is an additional 40% added to the current Part B premium for as long as you have Medicare.

  • Veteran Health ID Cards

    February 25, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the phased roll out of newly designed, more secure Veteran Health Identification Cards. The new cards are distinguished by additional security features and will have a different look and feel. In addition to being more secure, the card has been transformed into a Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC). Similar to a typical health insurance card, the VHIC displays the Veteran’s Member ID, a new unique identifier, as well as a Plan ID, reflecting the Veteran’s enrollment in VA health care.

    The VHIC is personalized to display the emblem of the Veteran’s branch of service. It also provides features that make it easier to use, such as the addition of “VA” in Braille to help visually impaired Veterans, and the printing of VA phone numbers and emergency care instructions on the cards. The card replaces the Veteran Identification Card (VIC), which was introduced in 2004. As part of a phased rollout, starting in February  the card will only be offered to newly enrolled and other Veterans who have not been issued a VIC. Then, in early April, VA will begin a three month effort to automatically issue the more secure VHIC to current VIC cardholders. VA recommends Veterans safeguard their VIC as they would a credit card, and cut up or shred the card once it is replaced

  • Online GI Bill Comparison Tool

    February 25, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs launched today an online GI Bill® Comparison Tool to make it easier for Veterans, Servicemembers and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country

    The GI Bill Comparison Tool provides key information about college affordability and brings together information from more than 17 different online sources and three federal agencies, including the number of students receiving VA education benefits at each school.

  • Land Purchased near Colorado Springs for National Cemetery

    February 25, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has purchased land in Colorado for a new national cemetery in the southeast portion of Colorado Springs. VA plans to construct the cemetery in the southeast portion of Colorado Springs. The facility will serve approximately 95,000 Veterans and family members who are not within 75 miles of an open national, state or tribal Veterans cemetery. The closest national cemetery is Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, about 85 miles away

Douglas County Veterans Monument, Castle Rock

Office of Veterans Affairs

301 Wilcox 
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303.663.6200
Fax: 303.484.6257
E-mail Veterans Services

Office Hours:
Appointments are recommended
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Dave Maxwell
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
303.663.6257

Sam Baldridge
Wednesday and Thursday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
303.663.6259

Tom Meier
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - Noon
303.663.6258

Daryl Johnson
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - Noon
303.663.6261

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