Veterans assistance

Federal: Veterans Administration Community Care serving remote areas [News, WH, Health Library]

State: The Texas Veterans Commission offers guidance & advocacy to VA services

Local: Brewster County Veterans Service

National Emergency Hotline to notify the VA within 72 hours of a veteran being seen in an emergency room, 1-844-724-7842, (7am – 7pm).
You can leave a message, wait on hold forever, or contact them via email at

Be sure to document everything, who you spoke with, when you called and any additional information that may be needed should the veteran receive emergency medical bills after getting authorization.

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255