Special Events & Announcements
The Miami VA is scheduling appointments for Veterans to get the Covid-19 Vaccine.
Beginning Feb. 10, Veterans in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties under the age of 65, have a high-risk medical condition and who are active patients of the Miami VA Healthcare System are being offered the COVID-19 vaccine, while supplies allow.
High-risk medical conditions include cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, heart failure, coronary artery disease, pregnancy, sickle cell disease, type 2 diabetes and more.
To schedule an appointment, Veterans can call 305.575.7000 or contact their care team.
Veterans can receive their vaccination, by appointment, at the following locations:
*Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center, 1201 NW 16th St, Miami FL 33125
*William “Bill” Kling VA Clinic, 9800 W Commercial Blvd, Sunrise FL 33351
*Key West VA Clinic, 1300 Douglas Circle, Key West, FL 33040
*Homestead VA Clinic, 950 Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030
Veterans must be enrolled and eligible for VA health care benefits. Veterans must be able to return to the same site for their second dose. Enrolled Veterans over the age of 65 continue to be offered a COVID vaccine through the Miami VA Healthcare System as well.
As vaccine supply increases, we will notify additional groups of Veterans who are eligible to receive the vaccine at VA. Veterans may also visit https://www.miami.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp for information and updates.
RESOURCES & ORGANIZATIONS FOR VETERANS:
MISSION UNITED - UNITED WAY MIAMI
Mission United helps ease the transition to civilian life and address the unique needs of veterans. By connecting them to a coordinated network of community partners, we empower veterans and their families to lead productive lives in our community. Services include job training and opportunities, affordable housing, legal resources and more.
VA - THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,245 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,065 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
VETERANS CRISIS LINE
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
NATIONAL CALL CENTER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS
Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness—and their family members, friends and supporters—can make the call to or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 877-424-3838
1-877-WAR-VETS is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. The staff is comprised of combat Veterans from several eras as well as families members of combat Veterans. This benefit is prepaid through the Veteran’s military service.
POMPANO BEACH VET CENTER
Pompano Beach Vet Center
2300 West Sample Road, Suite 102
Pompano, FL 33073
Phone: 954-984-1669 Or 877-927-8387
BROWARD COLLEGE VETERAN’S RESOURCE CENTER
Veteran’s Resource Center - 954-201-2545
Broward College, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd, Bldg 62 13-C
Coconut Creek FL, 33066
The College is designated a Military Friendly institution and offers a variety of programs to Veterans, in-service personnel, and to dependents of deceased or disabled Veterans.
BROWARD LIBRARY WIFI HOT SPOTS
Veterans, active military members and their dependents can check out free WiFi hotspots at nine library locations throughout Broward County with valid military identification.
HONOR FLIGHTS SOUTH FLORIDA
Transport America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
Introducing Patriot Rated - Your One Source For Military & Veteran Resources. Created by a Veteran Spouse, Patriot Rated is an online single hub for businesses and nonprofits to sign up and showcase their products, services, resources and Military discounts to all members of our Military and Veteran community. Military, Veterans, Spouses and Caregivers, Patriot Rated is your community to search for resources, benefits, Veteran Owned Businesses and Military Discounts anytime, anywhere, on any device. Membership is free.
Mission is to raise awareness and seek public aid for needs, services and activities for injured service veterans. To facilitate injured service veterans in assisting each other through teamwork based outdoor recreational activities and to provide unique, once in a lifetime outdoor activities to honor and empower our nations injured service veterans.