UnityPoint Health Military Affairs Program

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Honoring our Military and Veterans Every Day

UnityPoint Health is committed to supporting our military members, families, and Veterans through our outreach initiatives. UnityPoint Health supports military servicemen and women, and veterans through multiple programs aimed at improving their overall health. We thank them for their service.

TRICARE Insurance Provider

UnityPoint Health accepts TRICARE, the health care program for uniformed service members, retirees and their families.

Electronic Health Records Connected to Veterans Affairs

Electronic health records at UnityPoint Health are now connected to the Veterans Affairs (VA) through eHealth Exchange. Clinicians can electronically share patient information to improve coordinated care, regardless of location.

Military & Veteran Community Outreach Resources

Enter your zip code to find resources that assist Veterans and active military members near you.

How to Get Help

Hospital
Call 911
Go to the nearest Emergency Room
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Visit the National Center for PTSD for information.
Robert Young Center
Quad Cities ONLY
Robert Young Center 24/7 Crisis Intervention Line (309) 779-2999
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255
Veterans Crisis Line
Contact the Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255, press 1 (text 838255) or Confidential Veterans Chat with a counselor

Contact Sherri DeVrieze for the Quad Cities

Sherri can be reached by email (below) or phone at (309) 779-2802.

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Quad Cities Military Affairs

UnityPoint Health - Trinity has a long-standing tradition and commitment to support our military members and veterans. The region's work connects them to resources and aims to improve the health and well-being of our troops.

Military Advisory Committee Quad Cities

Trinity formed a Military Advisory Committee in 2016 with a mission to bring local community resources together to improve outcomes for Veterans, servicemen and women, and their families. The goal is to support Veterans and their families so that no Veteran falls through the cracks.

Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) Quad Cities

The VA designated the Military Advisory Committee a Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) in 2018. It is the first CVEB formed out of a healthcare system.

The CVEB Model enables veteran advocates, service providers, veterans, and stakeholders to get together and identify their community goals and work to resolve issues at the local level to improve service delivery for veterans, families, and caregivers. The QC CVEB is made up of over 40 individuals representing the VA, Rock Island Arsenal, state, county and local agencies, businesses and non-profits, and individual Veterans.

Gen. Fontaine

Yves Fontaine, Major General (ret), CVEB Member

"The military advisory committee is extremely valuable in providing a forum where state, community, and military agencies meet to discuss the numerous programs available to support our military personnel, their families, and the Veterans. By bringing these agencies around the table and understanding each agency mission and processes, the committee identified gaps in providing care to Veterans and is now in a position to positively impact veterans' lives."

Veterans Experience Action Center Quad Cities

The Veterans Experience Action Center (VEAC) events presented by UnityPoint Health – Trinity, hosted by the Quad Cities Community Veterans Engagement Board, and in collaboration with the three administrations of the VA have served 1,100 Veterans, transitioning military members, spouses, and caregivers since 2019. The goal of the VEAC is to connect attendees to needed services and resources at the time of the event.

Quad Cities Veterans Experience Action Center 2023

Hear about the amazing outcomes of the CVEB.

Military and Veteran Services Fund Quad Cities

UnityPoint Health – Trinity Health Foundation has established a Military and Veteran Services Fund, which helps provide critical services, education, and outreach to military personnel and veterans in the Quad Cities. The fund also provides extra resources and support to active duty military personnel and veterans who live in our community and seek care through UnityPoint Health – Trinity or the Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health.

You can support our Military and Veteran Services Fund, by contributing through the Trinity Health Foundation. Select 'Other' under designation and type Military and Veteran Services in comments.

Priority Status at UnityPoint Health - Trinity Robert Young Center (Quad Cities)

Veterans are given priority status and moved to the front of the line at Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health in the Quad Cities.

Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) Quad Cities

ESGR is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the reserves. UnityPoint Health – Trinity supports the work of the Guard and Reserve and our employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. The signing of the Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve solidifies our commitment to providing an environment that allows our employees who serve the freedom to do so in an encouraging and supportive environment.

Education Assistance Quad Cities

  • Military Medic to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree: designed to assist recent veterans and current reservists who have prior military medical training and service experience to qualify for advanced standing credit in a baccalaureate level nursing program at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences. Learn More
  • Yellow Ribbon Program: Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program and has agreed to make additional funds available for education programs without an additional charge to an individual's GI Bill entitlement. Learn More about the Yellow Ribbon ProgramDesignation: enter college name and click submit.