Resources for Veterans
Information on the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs’ COVID-19 response, including resources for Veterans, can be found here.
Specific programs have been activated during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to mitigate the economic effects COVID-19 is having on Veterans and their families. Information and applications for these programs can be viewed here.
The Minnesota VA is continuing their targeted outreach for Veterans in high risk populations following national and state guidance, including homeless Veterans, Veterans who receive home-based primary care, inpatients, and Veterans with select high risk conditions who are followed by Specialty Providers. Information on the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center or other state VA clinics can be found here, and Veterans who are eligible should schedule their appointments by calling 612-467-1301.
Information regarding the COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and visitor policies in Minnesota Veterans Homes can be found here, or you can call the Veterans Homes Information Line at 651-454-0147.
The VA is working to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans as quickly and safely as they can. If you are interested in receiving updates on the availability of the vaccine and when you can get one through the VA, sign up here.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has become increasingly important. The VA is now offering VA Video Connect to allow Veterans to meet with their VA health provider through a live video on any computer, tablet, or mobile device with an internet connection. Learn more about VA Video Connect here.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has created an interactive chatbot to answer your questions about COVID-19 and the benefits and services the VA has to offer at this time. You can access this chatbot here.