Lunch & Learn Series

Join us for the next Lunch & Learn Event

CHS helps military veterans to access local services

Friday, June 14, 2019

12 - 1 p.m.

Coffey County Hospital Allen Woods II Conference Room

Seating is limited. Pre-register by calling

(620) 364-2121 Ext. 4174 or CLICK HERE .

Medical services for military veterans can be difficult to navigate. Coffey Health System is working with area veterans to access care locally–without driving to Topeka or Wichita.

Coffey Health System Chief Clinic Officer Samantha Kuhlmann will discuss an opportunity for veterans called the “Veterans Choice Program” at the next installment of CHS Lunch & Learn series on June 14.

“Creating a dynamic where patients are able to understand both health insurance benefits and the healthcare they need is important to us at Coffey Health System. We are always looking at ways to help patients receive healthcare needs locally, while assisting patients with navigating the reimbursement side of healthcare, too,” says Kuhlmann. “The Veterans Choice Program will allow our veterans to remain close to home while receiving important care to maintain their health. Staff at Coffey Health System is ready to assist our veterans with this new program.”

Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities are struggling to remain open. A clinic in Emporia recently closed, leaving veterans without access to care. To help combat this, the VA established the Veteran’s Choice Program to assist veterans who fall out of reach of urban VA facilities. Basic requirements for participation in the Veteran’s Choice Program will be discussed in addition to advice for navigating the program.

Veterans must obtain approval through the VA’s vendor before they can seek care at a healthcare facility not associated with the VA. Through a few quick and easy steps, veterans will now be able to receive healthcare in their own communities. CHS has staff specifically trained to help.       

Attendance and lunch are free. Seating is limited, so register today by calling Virginia DuBuke at (620) 364-2121 Ext. 4174. Evening callers may leave a voice-mail including their name, telephone and the number of people wanting to attend. Reservations are also taken online at     

The Lunch & Learn program is a community service of Coffey Health System.