Important Phone Numbers



Dothan VA Mental Health Clinic -------------- 678-19331

DOTHAN VA MEDICAL CLINIC -------------------- 673-4166

Montgomery and Tuskegee VA Medical ---------- I-800-214-8387

Birmingham ------------------ 1-800-872-0328 or,205-933-8101

Tuscaloosa -----------------------------------1-205-553-3760

VA REGIONAL OFFICE--------------------------- I-800-827-1000

Where To Find More Information By Phone:

For information on:

VA Benefits*****************************************    1-800-827-1000
VA Health Benefits***********************************   1-877-222-8387
VA Education benefits*********************************  1-888-442-4551
VA Life Insurance************************************   1-800-669-8477
VA Debt Management********************************      1-800-827-0648
Mammography Hotline********************************     1-888-492-7844
Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD)************ 1-800-829-4833
CHAMPVA*****************************************        1-800-733-8387
Headstones and Markers******************************    1-800-697-6947
Gulf War & Agent Orange Help line*********************  1-800-749-8387

Health Eligibility Center 1644 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA 30329-2303*
1-404-235-1257 or 1-800-929-8387

The VA Federal Benefits booklet and other VA information is available on
VA's World Wide Web Home Page at:

VA also has a toll-free bulletin board, called VA ON LINE, which can be
reached at 1-800-US1-VETS (8387).

More County Veteran Service Officers located at 

Houston County VA Office--------------------- 677-4749

Henry County VA Office,Abbeville ----------- -1-334-585-2744

Dale County VA Office ------------------------I-334-774-5550

Coffee County VA Office ----------------------I-334-894-5858

Geneva County VA Office ----------------------1-334-684-5657

VA Tele-Nurse Program


Birmingham                                1-205-558-7095    Toll Free                                    1-866-487-4243 

CAVHCS                                    1-334-725-2507    Toll Free                                     1-866-601-1079 

Tuscaloosa                                  1-205-554-2010   Toll Free                                      1-888-651-2685

Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration: VISN 7: The Atlanta Network
Birmingham VA Medical Center700 S. 19th Street   Birmingham, AL 35233(205) 933-8101  
Birmingham Vet Center1500 5th Avenue South   Birmingham, AL 35205205-731-0550  
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System
East Campus
2400 Hospital Road   Tuskegee, AL 36083-5001(334) 727-0550  
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System
West Campus
215 Perry Hill Road   Montgomery, AL 36109-3798(334) 272-4670  
Decatur/Madison Clinic8075 Madison Blvd.   Madison, AL 35758256-772-6220  
Dothan Clinic2020 Alexander Drive   Dothan, AL 36301334-673-4166  
Gadsden Clinic3006 Rainbow Drive   Gadsden, AL 35906256-413-7154  
Huntsville Clinic201 Governor's Drive, S.W.   Huntsville, AL 35801256-539-1257  
Huntsville Mental Health Clinic2006 Franklin St. S.E. Suite #104   Huntsville, AL 35801256-534-1691  
Jasper Clinic3400 Highway 78 East - Suite #215   Jasper, AL 35501205-221-7384  
Mobile Vet CenterFestival Center, 3725 Airport Blvd. Suite 143   Mobile, AL 36608205-304-0108  
Oxford Clinic96 Ali Way   Oxford, AL 36203256-832-4141  
Shoals Area Clinic422 DD Cox Blvd.   Sheffield, AL 35660256-381-9055  
Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center3701 Loop Road, East   Tuscaloosa, AL 35404(205) 554-2000  
VA Gulf Coast Health Care System - Mobile Outpatient Clinic1504 Springhill Ave.   Mobile, AL 36604251-219-3900  

Write to your congressmen at the following addresses:


Senator (Full Name)                                         Honorable (Full Name)

U.S. Senate                                                       U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. 20510                                              Washington D.C.20515


telephone voice and fax numbers to contact the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), St. Louis, Mo. , in reference to obtaining the Standard Form 180, Request Pertaiing to Military Records.

Operation is simple. You will hear a recorded message explaining the need to send in a written request. You will then be asked to provide your name and address where the Standard Form (SF) 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records must be sent. You will also be asked to leave a telephone number if there is a medical emergency.

Reference Branch Phone #
for SF 180
Fax #
Army Reference Branch
Provides reference service on Army records, 1960 to present
(314) 538-4261(314) 538-4175
Air Force Reference Branch
Provides reference service on Air Force records:

1947-1963 (for individuals with last names of A through Hubbard, James D.)
(314) 538-4243(314) 538-4175
Records Reconstruction Branch
Provides reference service on records damaged in the 1973 fire at NPRC.

Army records:
Air Force records:
1947-1963 (for individuals with last names after Hubbard, James D.)
(314) 538-4261(314) 538-4175
Navy Reference Branch
Provides reference service on Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard records at NPRC
(314) 538-4141(314) 538-4175



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