Veterans
Liaison Program

HONORING OUR VETERANS AND THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE MILITARY MEANS ENSURING THEIR ACCESS TO VITAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS. UNION COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER IS HERE TO HELP. 

UCHC’s Veterans Health Care Liaison Program connects Veterans and ALL those who have served in the military with tailored and dedicated navigation services, with the goal of increasing access to timely and quality health care and support services within the Bronx, including:

  • Primary & Specialty Health Care Referrals *
  • Urgent Medical Care
  • Dental Care/Services
  • Physical & Occupational Therapy*
  • Speech & Language Services *
  • Behavioral Health Services*
  • Neurological Disorders
  • COVID-19 Testing (Active Infection and Antibody)
  • COVID-19 Isolation Program
  • Legal Assistance/Advocacy
  • Food Access / SNAP Enrollment / Advocacy
  • Health Insurance/Medicaid Enrollment
  • Housing Assistance / Advocacy
  • And More…

*(Virtual/Telemedicine Appointments Offered)

To connect with a Veterans Health Care Liaison or for more information call: 718-618-8152 or email rgonzalez2@uchcbronx.org

UCHC is grateful to the New York State Health Foundation

Research supported by NYSHealth documented that New York’s returning veterans and their families would benefit from access to a wider range of resources affecting their health and wellbeing. Nearly half of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan would prefer to receive care and services in their communities, rather than through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system. Veterans deserve both a strong VA and strong community-based options so that regardless of where veterans get treated, they are getting the best possible care. Outreach to connect veterans and their families with existing services and better coordination between government and community agencies are essential for this generation of veterans.

NYSHealth’s work in this area seeks to underscore that the health and mental health issues returning veterans and their families face are not solely military issues, but public and community health issues that should be addressed by local and national government agencies, community-based organizations, and health funders.

Helpful links and Resources for Veterans

  • James J. Peters VA Medical Center: 130 West Kingsbridge, Bronx, NY 10468 | 718-584-9000 | www.bronx.va.gov
  • Department of Veterans Affairs: New York Office: 245 Houston Street, New York, NY 10014 | 800-827-1000 | www.benefits.va.gov
  • Bronx VA Vet Center: 2427 Morris Avenue, Suite 1A Bronx, NY 10468 |718-367-3500
  • Bronx Community College: Office of Veterans and Military Resources: 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453 | 718-289-5447 | Veterans@bcc.cuny.edu
  • New York Legal Assistance Group: 7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004 | Intake – 212-946-0343 | Vethelp@nylag.org
  • Legal Services of New York City: Veterans Justice Project: 349 East 149th Street, 10th Fl. Bronx, NY 10451, Intake – 347-592-2409
  • Workforce1 Career Center: Veterans Specialist available: 400 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458 | 718-960-7925
  • Project Renewal: Next Step Employment Program: 8 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10003 | 212-620-0340 ext. 349
  • Worldwide Veterans and Family Services: 2501 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10468 | 646-399-3900
  • Black Veterans for Social Justice: 665 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206 | 718-852-6004 | www.BVSJ.org
  • DVA Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 | Text 838255
    About 17 Veterans die by suicide on a daily basis, therefore the crisis line should always be included as a resource as they provide suicide prevention services.  
  • National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: 877-424-3838