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Montana Veterans Affairs Division: Montana has one of the highest per capita Veteran populations in the U.S. In FY 16, there were 98,386 veterans in Montana (9.4% of the state population). About three-quarters of all Montana Veterans are eligible for VA healthcare.
State Resource Guide
P.O. Box 5715
HELENA, MT 59604
US Department of Veterans Affairs: VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service members, Veterans, their dependents and survivors
Fort Harrison VA Medical Center: Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM, except for holidays. The facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays, for emergencies and urgent care.After normal business hours, dial (406) 442-6410. Choose Option 3 to reach an inpatient or stay on the line and you will be connected to the after hours nurse triage center. Temporary lodging at the Liberty House is available for eligible Veterans & their family members who live greater than 125 miles from Fort Harrison. Please call (406) 447-7707 for more information.
If you would like to send a card, gift or flowers to a patient, the mailing address is:
VA Medical Center
Patient Name (Inpatient)
3687 Veterans Drive
PO Box 1500
Fort Harrison, Montana 59636-1500
For the location of an inpatient or their phone number, dial the Medical Center at (406) 442-6410 and select “0” for the operator. You will need to provide the patient’s full name. Patients must have opted in to the directory at admission for any information to be provided.
Please contact our telephone care line if you need medical advice, have a question about your medication, or need to schedule an appointment: 1 (877) 468-8387.
Former Prisoners of War (FPOW) Advocate
Call (406) 447-6726.
Compensation and Pension
To speak with someone in compensation and pension, call the Regional Office at VBA at 1 (800) 827-1000.
Montana VA Health Care System – Patient Advocate: The Patient Advocate program seeks to personally give you and your family the security of knowing someone is available to focus on your individual concerns and rights as a patient. We work directly with all departments on your behalf and can address your questions, problems or special needs quicker. If you, or a veteran you care for has not been able to resolve important issues related to VA through other means of communications, please contact one of the highly-skilled patient advocates listed below who will be eager to help you with your concern in a timely manner.
Veteran Crisis Line: Suicide Hotline, Text & Chat: Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. Call 1 (800) 273-8255 and press 1, or text 838255, and support for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing 1 (800) 799-4889.
Volunteers of America
This organization provides a wide variety of services for veterans, including:
- Adult Re-Entry
- Affordable Housing
- Catering for a Cause
- Community Enhancement
- Health Care Services
- Homeless Services
- Rapid City Services
- Veteran Services
- Youth Services Programs
Please find below a list of our program’s address and phone numbers. If you can’t fins what you need, please contact the administration office and they will be more than happy to assist you.
219 N. 30th Street
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252.4118
Independence Hall (Veteran Services)
710 Lake Elmo Drive
Billings, MT 59105
Phone: (406) 259.5368
Fax: (406) 248.9918
Magic City Terrace (Senior Housing)
1439 Main Street
Billings, MT 59105
Phone: (406) 248.9117
Fax: (406) 252.4880
TTY: 1 (800) 253.4091
Supportive Services for Veteran Families: 1 (844) 486.2838