Colorado VA Health Care and Community Living Centers

Veterans Choice Card

Have you heard about the new choice card from the VA which rolled out November 17, 2014? Depending on your circumstances you may qualify. The VA desired to provide a temporary benefit so veterans receive the timely quality care he need by allowing some veterans to receive health care in their communities rather than waiting for a VA appointment.

Please see this flyer for more information. Choice Card Flyer or call 1-86-606-8198 or visit


What do I need to do if admitted to a non-VA Medical Center in the case of an emergency?

Contact the Network Authorization Center within 72 hours of admission at 1-888-795-0773
Must be 100% SC or emergency must be for a SC disability
Must be enrolled in VA health care system
VA will also pay if veteran is referred by the VA for care to that facility but still call the Network Authorization Center

NON-VA Emergency Care Fact Sheet


Mental Health For an emergency call 911 or  1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

The VA Medical Center provides counseling and resources for all veterans of all eras.

1055 Clermont Street

Denver, CO 80220-3808

for additional resources:


CAP TEL for Veterans

CapTel is free for Veterans who have at least some hearing loss. The phone works like any normal phone AND it displays captions of what your caller is saying. Please see the application below.

CAPTEL for Veterans


VA Health Care and the Affordable Care Act

Please open the document below to see how the Affordable Health Care Act impacts you and VA health care.



Aid and Attendance

Aid and Attendance is a benefit available to many veterans and their spouses. Someone is considered to be in need if regular aid and attendance if he/she is a patient in a nursing home or is helpless or blind, or nearly helpless or blind as to need or require the regular aid and attendance of another person.

One or more of the following inabilities may qualify:

  • dress or undress
  • bathe
  • feed oneself
  • attend to sanitary needs
  • walk in and out of ones home unattended
  • protect oneself from hazards or dangers
  • medication allocation and monitoring
  • cannot be left alone

It is income and asset based and there are many factors to determine eligibility. Make an appointment with a Veterans Service Officer to discuss if you qualify and to get the needed forms and information for a complete packet.

Colorado State Veterans Community Living Centers

Colorado’s State Veteran Community Living Centes serve honorably discharged veterans, veterans’ spouses/widows and “Gold-Star” parents, any of whose children died while serving in the Armed Forces.

Residents enjoy the camaraderie of sharing activities and daily life with other veterans, friends and family. Each location offers 24 hour nursing care, meals, physician services restorative therapy, transportation, diversified activities, an all-inclusive rate and much more.


Location Phone Address Email
Fitzimmons 720-857-6400 720-857-6500fax 1919 Quentin Street Aurora CO 80045
Florence 719-784-6331 800-283-2668 903 Moore Drive Florence CO 81226 NA
Homelake 1-888-838-2687 719-852-5118 719-852-3881fax Mail: PO BOX 97 Homelake CO 81135 Physical: 3749 Sherman Ave. Monte Vista CO 81144
Rifle 1-800-828-4580 970-625-0842 970-625-3706fax 851 East Fifth Street Rifle CO 81650
Walsenburg 1-800-645-8387 719-738-5000 719-738-5138fax 235400 US HWY 160 Walsenburg CO 81089