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Toxic Exposure Information & Screening Event

When: Sat. Mar 11, 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PT

Where: Chula Vista VA Clinic

Cost: Free

On Saturday, March 11, 2023, VA San Diego Healthcare System and San Diego Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Office will host a PACT Act event to inform all Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors about the PACT Act and to encourage them to apply for the toxic exposure-related health care and benefits. VA healthcare and VBA benefits staff will be present to help Veterans apply for benefits, complete toxic exposure screenings, and enroll in VA healthcare.

Four activity stations will be available to assist Veterans.

  1. VA Healthcare Eligibility & Enrollment Station: get a head start on signing up for VA healthcare (please see below for what Veterans need to bring)
  2. PACT Act Toxic Exposure Screening Station: phase I screenings that involve a series of questions, but no physical tests
  3. Compensation & Pension/Benefits Station: learn about general VA benefits and VA compensation claims
  4. VBA Claims Clinic Station: start the process for filing claims and get updates on claims already filed (please see below for what Veterans need to bring)

Veterans should bring the following documents to make the process easier:

The PACT Act is the largest expansion of Veteran health care and benefits in decades. This event is part of VA’s broader efforts to ensure that every eligible Veteran and survivor gets their PACT Act-related health care and benefits.

Free parking is available in the garage ramp behind the clinic.

Public Contact Virtual Services:

Phone: (619) 400-5495

Virtual and In-Person Appointment Services through the Visitor Engagement Reporting Application (VERA)

Our Public Contact Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We encourage our visitors to continue using the virtual platforms available to the community.

Our representatives may be reached by phone at (619) 400-5495, or by email at Please provide your name, contact information and a brief description of what you need. A VA representative will contact you within one business day.

Visitors who visit our Public Contact interview area will complete a COVID-19 screening and follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidelines.

To schedule a virtual or in-person interview, please visit San Diego VERA - Home (

San Diego VARO Outreach Calendar of Events - March 2023 

If a Veteran, family, or caregiver is interested in attending one of the clinics below, please contact a represenative at the location using the telephone number or email provided. 

Father Joe’s St. Teresa’s Claims Clinic (In-person)
1 14th St., San Diego, CA 92101
March 7 , 2023
Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm 

Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) (In-person)
4141 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110
March 8, 2023 & March 22, 2023
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Interfaith Community Services - Escondido (In-person)
550 W. Washington Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
March 27, 2023
Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Phone: (760) 489-6380

Interfaith Community Services – Oceanside (In-person)
1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92057
March 13, 2023
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
(760) 529-9979

Chula Vista Vet Center

180 Otay Lakes Road, Unit 108, Bonita, CA 91902
No clinic in March 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Phone: (858) 404-8390

San Diego Housing and Urban Development-VA Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) (Virtual)
March 2, 2023 & March 16, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Claims Clinic collaboration with Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist, VA San Diego Healthcare Specialist to assist chronically homeless veterans with intensive case management needs.
Phone: (619) 497-8989

Loma Linda Housing and Urban Development-VA Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) (In-person)
March 10, 2023 & March 24, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Virtual Claims Clinic collaboration with Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist, VA San Diego Healthcare Specialist to assist chronically homeless veterans with intensive case management needs.
More information: VA Outreach Homeless Veterans Resource Guide
Phone: (909) 825-7084, Extension: 5034

San Diego VA Regional Office's Virtual VA Benefits Briefing
Explore and learn more about a variety of VA benefits – Virtual Monthly Briefing (via WebEx)
March 20, 2023
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Join the WebEx briefing

Imperial County Claims Clinic

El Centro Claims Clinic (In-person)
CBOC El Centro
1115 S. 4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243
March 6, 2023
Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Riverside County Claims Clinics

US Vets Colton/MARB/Inland Empire Claims Clinic (In-person)
937 S. Via Lata #100, Colton, CA 92324
March 3, 2023 & March 17, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

US VETS MARB (In-person)
15105 6th Street, March Air Reserve Base, CA 92518
March 23, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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8810 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4pm



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