VA announces new care delivery pathways to improve veteran health care!


The Veterans Administration is increasing the number on non-VA care providers that Veterans have access to which is improving the speed with which Veterans’ can access needed care.

Listen and learn about the new VA initiatives with Christopher Sandles, COO and Associate Director of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and with Sonja White, RN, Clinical Program Manager for the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center’s VA Care in the Community Program.

You can reach the Community program at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center by calling 713-791-1414 and asking to be connected to “Non-VA Care”.

And remember, all Veterans who qualify for VA care have access to a nurse by phone 24 hours a day by calling 800-639-5137 and selecting option 2.

How to get Your Veteran the help they need and deserve!


On this program we are answering your questions about how to get your Veteran the help they need from the Veterans Administration. Please join us with special guests Dr. Angela Catic, Geriatrics Specialist and Bonnie Garnette, Deputy Chief of Social Work at the DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston as we talk about programs that can help your or your loved one and many are at little to no cost. For more information you can call 800-827-1000or go to