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ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Veterans can enroll in the VA health care system and receive health information about various services available to them from representatives of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center Rural Health Outreach team on Saturday, July 19.


The medical center’s rural health team will participate in an information fair at the National Guard Armory, 1001 West Swanzy St., Elizabethtown, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The rural health team consists of a nurse educator and health care specialists who can provide information on diabetes management, controlling hypertension and cholesterol levels, women’s health care, mental health services and other specialized programs available to Veterans. An eligibility and enrollment specialist will be on-hand to discuss VA health benefits and accept Veterans’ enrollments on site.


Anyone who served in the U.S. military is invited to attend the event. Veterans are highly encouraged to bring copies of their DD Form 214 (discharge paperwork) and last year’s financial information to expedite enrollment in the system.


For information, contact Melvin Peterson, Fayetteville VAMC Rural Health Veteran Outreach Worker, at 910-286-1313.


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