Veteran's Guide to Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (vol 14 Mar 23) available upon request!
The monthly General Membership Meeting is held on the First Thursday of each month at 4PM in the Veteran Service Center located at 1441 Tamiami Trail; Unit 385, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-4004.
We look forward to your attendance!
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VA-enrolled veterans admitted to a local hospital for life-threatening conditions thru the Emergency Room by ambulance or other means, need to follow these steps to ensure VA payment:
VA-enrolled Veterans, please ensure your spouse or significant other has this information. It is very important.
Scheduling Number: (941) 575-3670
Charlotte County Transit offers FREE rides for veterans to medical appointments at the Lee County Clinic in Cape Coral and to Bay Pines Healthcare Center in St. Petersburg. Rides to Bay Pines Healthcare Center are provided on Mondays and Fridays only. Rides to Lee County Clinic are provided Monday, Wednesday and Friday. To reserve your ride, please contact Charlotte County Transit at least 3 days in advance at 941-575- 3670. You will connect with a voice mail box – you will not talk to a real person. Leave the following information :
Pick up and drop off location is the main entrance of the Charlotte Cultural Center, address 2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte, FL (corner of Aaron Street and Gertrude Avenue). Vans begin loading at 7:30 AM and depart for Veterans Administration facilities at 8:00 AM.
Veterans should schedule appointments as follows:
Bay Pines Healthcare Center: schedule appointments between 10:00 AM and 2:30 PM, Mondays and Fridays. All appointments should complete by 3:30 PM. The van will depart Bay Pines at either 3:30 PM or when the last person on the van returns from their appointment.
Lee County Clinic: schedule appointments between 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All appointments should be completed by 3:30. The van will depart Lee County at either 3:30 PM or when the last person on the van returns from their appointment.