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Today's headline  VA suspends some debts during COVID

Tools for veterans and survivors who do not file income tax

Most Veterans who receive VA benefits to receive automatic impactpayments 

VA trying to indentify and assist veterans and survivors could be overlooked because they do not file income taxes

Memphis VA extends drive through lab hours begining Monday April 20

What is going on with C and P exams VBA UPDATE April 6

Media Briefing March 25 2020

Photo by Randall Lee Photographer for the Governor.
Eddie Schmeckenbecher, ASL translator from the Arkansas School for the Deaf, Governor Asa Hutchinson, Secretary Nate Todd, Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, and Secretary Nate Smith, Arkansas Department of Health at a recent press conference. Find more photos here: COVID Media Briefing GCR 03-25-20


For veterans, Reserve and National Guard, active duty, retirees, and their family members

Food pantries Map

This is a map featuring school meals, food pantries, community meals, and local food in Arkansas.

Homeless Veterans


    This is a link to the money that was approved for US citizens impacted by COVID 19.

Impact payments for veterans


Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs is still working with veterans.  Use the link to find your ADVAcate  Find ADVAcate Ashley County

The example shows Ashley County.  Change county or zipcode in the blue bar to find yours.

File a claim online tutorial

This link can help Veterans file claims online

Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries adjust service for COVID 19

BX/PX Facebook and hours of operation

SBA Small Business forgiveness

CDC self screen

    Self-screen bot will walk you through your symptoms to help you decide whether or not to seek medical help.

UAMS free, 24-hour self screen

Self-screen bot will walk you through your symptoms to help you decide whether or not to seek medical help.

Arkansas Department of Health

    Use this  link to find directives and guidance regarding Arkansas response to COVID 19 as well as latest data on active cases in Arkansas

    ADH has activated a call center to answer questions from health care providers and the public about the novel coronavirus. During normal business hours (8:00am – 4:30pm), urgent and non-urgent calls, please call 1-800-803-7847. After normal business hours, urgent calls needing immediate response, please call 501-661-2136.

Please take steps to protect yourself. The ADH recommends:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Practice social distancing. Avoid close contact with others, especially those who are sick, by keeping at least 6 feet between you and others.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your health care provider. Your physician will decide if testing is necessary based on your symptoms and known exposures.

OTHER PROVIDERS AND  phone numbers

    This is a list of screening sites and phone numbers for areas around the state.  ADH will have a more up to date list.

County closings and CITY CURFEWS with phone numbers when available

    Counties that are closed to public entry along with screen shots of the door signs that have phone numbers when available. This also lists curfews of Arkansas cities and those that border Arkansas.  This list might not be complete. 

    If you see your county  or city is not represented, have the county send its status and a picture of the door sign with office phone numbers or ask the city to send its curfew information  to: or

Governors COVID-19 links

Veterans links from the VA

    Includes Federal helpful links for Veterans

Shreveport VA COVID 19

    Includes access information and phone numbers to Veterans Health InShreveport Overton Brooks Health Care 

Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks    

    Directory of Clinics

        Includes Fort Smith, Harrison and other clinics in the Ozark VA foot print.

Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care CAVHS Little Rock

   Information for entry to Fort Roots or McClellan facilities

G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center  --  Mississippi VA Health Care

Veterans, if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, call us at 601-362-4471 or 1-800-949-1009 and press 6, before you visit your local medical center or clinic. In addition to calling first, consider using virtual care options such as telehealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging. Visitors, if you do not feel well, please postpone your visit. Read VA’s latest information on the new coronavirus at

Memphis VA Health

VA is monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you’re a Veteran seeking medical care, call Telephone Care at 901-577-7221 before visiting—even if you already have an appointment. Click here for facility and COVID-19 information. 

     Temporary closings

    Memphis Mayor issues Safer at Home order

   VA Public Health

    Includes  --on scroll down-- active cases data in VA health care facilities as well as what do do if you are a veteran who might have COVID 19 symptoms

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management

    This contains links to all State entities information related to COVID-19

Oklahoma COVID 19 Info

Missouri COVID 19 Info

Tennessee COVID 19 Info

Mississippi COVID 19 Info

Louisana COVID 19 INFO

Texas COVID 19 Info


    This contains links to DOD Covid response

Tricare Military COVID 19

    Links to Tricare and on this site are links to Tricare for Retirees.