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VA Long Beach Healthcare System holds PACT Act Event

VA Long Beach Healthcare System is holding a PACT Act Event for Veterans and their survivors at the Santa Ana Community Based Outpatient Clinic at 1506 Brookhollow Dr # 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705 on Saturday, January 21st, 2023 from 8am-4pm.

Veterans will have access to a Veterans Benefits Administration claims clinic, health care eligibility and enrollment assistance, and toxic exposure screenings.

The PACT Act, or The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act expands eligibility for VA healthcare for Vietnam, Gulf War, and post-9/11 Veterans with toxic exposures. The law adds 20+ presumptive conditions for burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic exposures and requires VA to provide a toxic exposure screening to every Veteran enrolled in VA healthcare. This law helps VA provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

Veterans are being asked to pre-register for the event so they can choose an appointment time that works best for them.

This article was released by the VA Long Beach Healthcare System.