To be eligible for admission to any of the Centers, the Oklahoma veteran must have served in the active Armed Forces of the United States during wartime and discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
1. Wartime dates are:
- WWI from 4/6/17 to 11/11/18
- WWII from 12/7/41 to 12/31/46
- Korean Conflict from 6/27/50 to 1/31/55
- Vietnam Era from 8/5/64 to 5/7/75 (2/28/61 for Veterans who served "in country" before 8/5/64)
- Persian Gulf War from 08/02/90 through future date to be set by law or presidential proclamation.
2. Veterans must have served at least ninety (90) days, except where discharged due to or as a result of a service connected disability, with one or more days being during a wartime period as prescribed in Item (1) above. (Oklahoma Statutes, Title 72.)
3. A veteran must be disabled by age, disease or other reason as determined through physical examination by an Oklahoma Veterans Center physician to be eligible for admission. For domiciliary, the veteran must be ambulant, be able to dress, and perform necessary bathroom needs. For nursing care, the veteran must be disabled or diseased to a degree that requires intermediate or skilled type nursing care.
Oklahoma is among the top two states in the number of Veterans Centers providing intermediate to skilled nursing care and domiciliary care for its wartime veterans. All centers undergo annual inspections by the U.S. Veterans Administration and follow the guidelines established by other health and safety agencies. Professional personnel provide diversified health services for every facet of complete health care in the Veterans Centers. These health services include but are not limited to laboratory, x-ray, pharmaceutical, dietary, social, and recreational. Thus, a well-rounded state veterans program is created to administer care not otherwise available to over 1,400 Oklahoma war veterans. The Veterans Centers operate much like private communities, situated on spacious, landscaped acreage. In addition to the above, they include administrative offices, recreational halls, auditoriums, cafeterias, laundries, power plants, and maintenance shops. In recent years, the latest in Life Safety Code features have been installed in all structures which accommodate patients. Expansion and growth are evident at the Centers as continual construction is underway building new additions, cafeterias, offices and other such needed arrangements. A continual review of these facilities is made to ensure that each meets current safety and fire codes.
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Veterans Center Application Form
(Effective 06-01-2009 Veterans 70% or greater service connected will receive full cost of care at any Oklahoma Veterans Center)
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