Veterans' Service Officer

Member

  • Stephen Otero
    First appointed: February 2021
         Term expires: February 2023

Purpose

Military Veterans may receive assistance with questions regarding local, state and federal benefits by contacting Gunnison County’s Veteran Services Officer, Stephen Otero at (970) 641-7919 or using the contact form.

PACT Act Information

Do you know about the PACT Act? This recently signed legislation expands the presumptive conditions list to include more military veterans who have been exposed to toxins. Learn more about the new law on the VA.gov website here: https://www.va.gov/resources/the-pact-act-and-your-va-benefits/

Health & Wellness Scholarships

Veteran Services has been awarded grant funding to support community health and wellness activities of Veterans. Ask us about this! Military Veterans may receive assistance funding the following (but not limited to) evidence based health and wellness interventions:

Adaptive Sports

Gym memberships

Chiropractic care

Massage

Acupuncture

Yoga

Tai Chi

Meditation

Biofeedback

Guided Imagery

Hypnosis

Art Therapy

Light Therapy


For all VA Healthcare Enrolled Veterans

If you’d like to schedule your COVID 19 Vaccine through the VA, please Call 970-242-0731, option 2.
If you would like information on how to enroll, please call 970-263-2813. 
 
*Enrolled Veterans = you have been seen for a physical, in person or by a telehealth appointment, at the Grand Junction, Moab, Montrose, Craig, or Glenwood, VA Western Colorado Health Care System locations within the past 24 months*


VA Mobile Medical Unit (MMU)

The VA Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is located at the Gunnison Valley Hospital the second Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.

Tracy Schertz, MMU lead is the main point of contact for all appointments, scheduling and follow up. Her contact info is as follows:

Tracy Schertz, BSN RN
Mobile Medical Unit/Telehealth
VA Western Colorado Health Care System
2121 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado  81501
Office: 970-242-0731 ext. 2086 


VA Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) Brochure (PDF)  

Websites & Numbers for Warriors & Families 

Make the Connection

Launched in 2011, MakeTheConnection.net connects Veterans,their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and Veterans' own inspiring stories of recovery.  Visitors can learn about the signs of mental health conditions or substance use problems and find sources of support.  The site is free and accessible to everyone.

Please check out the following pages for more Make the Connection resources: