COMPACT Act expands free emergency care for veterans, sets goal of ending veteran suicide

[KSTP-TV News, January 17, 2023] It’s called the COMPACT Act, and it has the power to help millions of Veterans receive emergency care for free. No matter their VA status, veterans can receive free emergency care at any health care system if they’re in a suicidal crisis.

Allina Health says Veterans need to go to any emergency department for the free care under the COMPACT Act.

“Access is huge when it comes to actually making substantial movement,” Dr. Kerry Brockberg, licensed psychologist with Allina Health, said about working toward ending Veteran suicide.

“Take a chance, reach out, there are people that want to support you, that value you, that want to make sure that you know you are important, especially when you’re in those times where you’re feeling like there’s no other options,” Brockberg added.

Posted on January 18, 2023 in Mental Health and Addiction

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