Tricounty News

St. Cloud VA Medical Center renamed

Effective immediately, the

St. Cloud VA Medical Center is renamed the St. Cloud VA Health Care System.

The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to improve health-care services to Veterans. One of the major changes made by the VA and other health-care organizations over the past decade has been the evolution from hospital-based systems to outpatient-focused systems. The name change reflects the overall integration and expansion of medical services in multiple locations throughout Central Minnesota.

In addition to the medical center in St. Cloud, the St. Cloud VA Health Care System (HCS) operates three Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Alexandria, Brainerd, and Montevideo, Minn. This health-care system proudly provides medical care to Veterans from all of Minnesota, northern Iowa, northwestern Wisconsin and eastern North and South Dakota, and served more than 37,000 Veterans in 2010.

The locations where Veterans receive health care are unchanged,

* St. Cloud VA Health Care System

4801 Veterans Drive

St. Cloud, MN 56303

(320) 252-1670

*Max J. Beilke VA Clinic (CBOC)

515 22nd Ave E

Alexandria, MN 56308

(320) 759-2640

* Brainerd VA Clinic (CBOC)

722 NW 7th St

Brainerd, MN 56401-1000

(218) 855-1115

* Montevideo VA Clinic (CBOC)

1025 North 13th Street

Montevideo, MN 56265

(320) 269-2222

Since its opening in 1924, the mission of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System remains constant: to honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.

All Veterans are encouraged to enroll in the VA Health Care System. For information on enrolling for VA health care, contact the

St. Cloud VA HCS Eligibility Office at (320) 255-6340.