Base access changing for VA Outpatient Clinic patients

By From page A4 | May 29, 2014

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — Local veterans using the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic on Travis Air Force Base will have to comply with a new base access procedure if they want to continue to get access to the clinic.

The clinic mailed out more than 10,000 letters earlier this spring to area veterans explaining that effective immediately, the change will require veteran patients to get a Defense Biometric Identification System Card. The VA Patient ID Card won’t be valid for base access after June 16, according to the letter.

If you are using another form of Department of Defense credential for base access, such as for retired military, reserves, dependent or privilege card, the change will not apply.

VA veteran patients should go to the Pass and Registration Office in Building 599 with their Veterans Identification Card and one other form of identification that has a date of birth. A criminal history background check will be done at the time the pass is issued.

For more information about the change, call the Veterans Affairs Patient Advocate Office at 437-1803. The Pass and Registration Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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