Visual Impairment Services VA Boston Heath Care System

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Contact Information

VA Boston Heath Care System
Contact: Kelly Dunn, Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) Coordinator
Email Address: KellyDunn2@va.gov
Phone: 857-364-5543
Alternate Phone: 617-232-9500 x45543

150 South Huntington Avenue Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Visual Impairment Services

Narrative

The Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) Coordinator provides coordination of all services for legally blind veterans and their families. They identify new cases of blindness, arrange annual healthcare reviews, provide professional counseling, assist with benefits and resolving problems, and arrange for appropriate services with the VA Blind Rehabilitation Outpatient Specialist (BROS), the VA Blind Rehabilitation Center (BRC), and other programs and services within and outside of the VA. These services enable blinded veterans to acquire the skills and capabilities necessary for the development and maintenance of personal independence and emotional stability.

Service Types

  • Door to Door-Lift
  • Door to Door-Nonlift
  • Equipment - Repair
  • Financial Assistance
  • Inpatient
  • Inpatient-Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Outpatient
  • Outpatient-Substance Abuse
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Skills Training
  • Speech Therapy
  • Transportation - Volunteers

Program Type

  • Assistive Technology and Equipment
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Financial Assistance
  • Financial Planning
  • Independent Living
  • Information/Referral
  • Medical
  • Mental Health
  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure
  • Support Groups
  • Transportation

Populations Served

  • Blind
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Home
  • Services at School
  • Services at Work
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds