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Veterans Crisis Line

If you, or someone you know needs support, call the confidential Veterans Crisis Line dial 988 and press 1, or text 838255.

You’re not alone – the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to call.

Samaritan Veterans Outreach

Samaritan Veterans Outreach provides military veterans and their families with resources, support and advocacy for optimal mental and physical health and social well-being. 

"We honor the sacrifices veterans and their families have made in service to our country. Veterans enrich our organization and our community through their dedication and values. We thank you and are committed to serving you with PRIDE.”
Doug Boysen, CEO of Samaritan Health Services

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Health Care Information

Our veterans outreach team helps educate eligible service-members, veterans, dependents and survivors on health care benefits. If eligible, we will assist in filing applications and establishing a health care team.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, email or call 541-768-7800.

VA Benefits

Our Veterans Representative is accredited through the Veterans Administration (VA) Office of General Council, and authorized to assist in the preparation, presentation and prosecution of VA benefit claims. He is trained to help you understand and apply for any VA benefits you may be entitled to include compensation, education, vocational rehabilitation and employment, home loans, life insurance, pension, health care and burial benefits. We provide all our services free-of-charge.

**We are employed by Samaritan Health Services. We are not Veterans Affairs employees.**

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Military-Friendly Employer

We greatly value the work ethic, discipline and commitment to teamwork that veterans bring. Samaritan Health Services became the first health system on the West Coast to sign a contract with the Army Partnership for Youth Success program (PaYS).  PaYS connects military personnel with potential job openings just before their enlistment ends. Samaritan also provides training and support to veterans who may face challenges while transitioning back into a civilian workplace. 

Veterans embody core values, just like Samaritans, while serving our country and can use their military skills and training to contribute to our mission of Building Healthier Communities Together. 

Samaritan Health Services has received national recognition for its commitment to veterans:

Military Friendly® Employer:  2023, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

Military Friendly® Brand: 2020, 2018, 2017

Military Friendly® Spouse Employer: 2023, 2017

U.S. Veterans Magazine Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

PAYS    Badge recognizing Samaritan as a 2021 Military Friendly Employer.
Military Friendly Spouse Employer seal

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Hospice Program for Veterans

Samaritan Evergreen Hospice partners with the We Honor Veterans program to help us better serve the veterans on hospice. We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association and Veterans Affairs, is designed to empower hospice professionals and volunteers to meet the unique needs of dying veterans. The program teaches respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement with the goal of helping hospices better care for our patients with a history of military service, some of whom may be dealing with physical or psychological trauma as they approach the end of their lives.

Samaritan Evergreen Hospice is a level-four partner with We Honor Veterans. To honor our veterans on hospice, we provide “pinning ceremonies.” The format may vary but veterans, who wish, are given a certificate of appreciation with their area of service and a We Honor Veterans pin.

In the hospice house, we place a banner on the outside of the veterans room to identify the military branch in which they served. It is a way of honoring their service, and may encourage the veteran to talk about their service time in their life review, with family members, staff and volunteers. For walk outs at the Hospice House we drape our veterans with a quilt of valor.

Support Samaritan Veterans Outreach

To make a gift to support veterans in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties, click the link and select Samaritan Veterans Outreach on the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation donation form.