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Several VA Helplines in Operation Despite Shutdown

The Department of Veterans Affairs updated its original online "field manual" detailing which call centers and services remain operating during the government shutdown.

The following national phone numbers are continuing to operate throughout the government shutdown:

• VA National Call Center: 1-800-827-1000

• All VA Medical Facilities & Services: (411 or )

• Coaching into Care Call Center for Family Members of Veterans: 1-888-823-7458

• Debt Management Center: (Collection of Non-Medical Debts): 1-800-827-0648

• Homeless Prevention Line: 1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838)

• Home Loans: 1-888-244-6711

• Insurance: 1-800-669-8477

• Mammography Helpline: 1-888-492-7844

• Meds by Mail: 1-888-385-0235 (or) 1-866-229-7389

• National Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274

• NCA’s Scheduling Office: 1-800-535-1117

• Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

• Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)

• Federal Service for the Deaf: 711

• Vet Center Combat Call Center: 1-877-WAR-VETS

• Discrimination: 1-888-737-3361

• Denver Acquisition and Logistics Center: 1-303-273-6200

• Health Benefits Customer Service: 1-877-222-VETS (8387).

• CHAMPVA: 1-800-733-8387

• Children of Women Vietnam Veterans; Foreign Medical Program; Spina Bifida Health Care Program: 1-877-345-8179 (or) 1-888-820-1756

Thanks to's Bryant Jordan for passing this along.

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