Below are some of the Veterans Services available in St. Johns County.
The Veterans Services Office assists veterans and their dependents in applying for benefits to which they are entitled under Federal or State Law or Regulations by reason of Active Military Service in the Armed Forces of the United States. This includes, but is not limited to, preparation of formal claims and appeals relating to Compensation, Education, Loan Guaranty for Homes, Special Adapted Housing, Pension, Medical Care, Insurance, Burial Benefits and related matters. More Information can be found at its website: http://www.co.st-johns.fl.us/VeteransServices or by dropping by the St Johns County Veterans Service Office at 200 San Sebastian View, Suite 1400, St Augustine, FL 32084 between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays. Please call (904) 209-6160 to make an appointment.
The St. Augustine Community Based Outpatient Clinic located in St. Augustine, provides a broad range of general and specialized medical, psychiatric, nursing, women’s health, social work, and ancillary services for the primary care patient in a community-based clinic. A full-time podiatrist also provides wound care services. The interdisciplinary staff is dedicated to remaining a patient-centered, integrated health care organization for Veterans. Using a primary care delivery model, patients are assigned to specific caregivers for health care planning and follow-up. The St. Augustine CBOC provides an interdisciplinary team model directed toward health promotion, disease prevention, management of acute and chronic medical conditions, referral to specialty care and coordination of patient health care needs across the continuum. The clinic has applied the PACT concept of care:
The Veterans Council of St. Johns County, Inc. is a Not-For-Profit Florida Corporation. It is composed of representatives of the various veterans’ organizations within St. Johns County. The Veteran’s Council will work with city and county governments and other local organizations to achieve the mutual goal to provide a central agency to assist in the coordination and presentation of matters concerning veterans and veterans’ activities in St. Johns County. The Veteran’s Council will endeavor to precipitate, stimulate and assist various organizations as they perform patriotic events. One of the major purposes is the promotion and education of national patriotic matters. Currently the Council meets at the Health & Human Services Bldg. 200 San Sebastian View Muscovy Room 1st Floor St. Augustine, FL 32084 on the last Thursday of every month at 7:00pm.
K9s For Warriors
K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our Warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury, and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11.
Our goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. We are the nation’s largest provider of service dogs for disabled American veterans. To contact them call 904-686-1956.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1084 St. Johns County provides caring for veterans and our community. They are a source of useful information to members, prospective members, veterans of all eras and those friends, supporters and the public who have an interest or need for information. The most important part of VVA Chapter 1084’s purpose is to give back to our veterans and our community. We are involved in many ongoing, seasonal and special programs that our VVA and AAVA members give their time, talent and treasure. If you are a Veteran or a Patriot, please help us make a difference. Information can be found on the website https://vva1084.com.