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Returning Service Members

Returning Service Members

Palm Desert VA Clinic

Health care and support services for returning service members.

Services Offered

Health Care • Case Management • Mental Health • Veterans


Returning service members and post-9/11 veterans may be eligible to receive:

-Health care, including dental care
-Mental health screening and counseling
-Employment resources
-Education benefits
-Housing and home loans
-Case management and care coordination


41-990 Cook St., Bldg. F, Ste. 1004, Palm Desert, CA 92211 33.7608999 -116.3561395

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


-For returned troops from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND).


  • This service is free


  • Adults accepted
  • Seniors accepted

How to Apply

Apply in person at the Loma Linda VA Ambulatory Care Center. Walk into the Eligibility Department during business hours You will meet with a staff member one on one and receive a decision of your eligibility for benefits the same day. Please bring the following:

-Discharge paperwork (DD-214) if it has been issued or Deployment Orders
-Driver's license or military ID
-Prior year's income information
-Insurance card(s) for any private health insurance
-Birth date of all dependents (spouse/ children)
-Social security numbers for all household members

To apply by mail, complete the online application and sign the printed copy. Mail the application and a copy of your DD214 to: VA Loma Linda Ambulatory Care Center Eligibility (136-161), 26001 Redlands Blvd., Redlands, CA 92373.

Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. Limited information about eligibility is available by phone, so if you have questions, it is best to meet with Eligibility Department staff.

Other Locations

Palm Desert VA Clinic
Program Phone: 909-8925-7084 x5312
41-990 Cook St., Bldg. F, Ste. 1004
Palm Desert, CA 92211
VA Loma Linda Ambulatory Care Center
Program Phone: 909-8925-7084 x5312
26001 Redlands Blvd
Redlands, CA 92373