To Hood River Residents & Veterans,
Safe Storage Containers for rifles, handguns, ammunition, medications etc. To reserve item(s), contact the Veteran Service Office. 
* while supplies last
Hood River County Veteran Service Office (HRCVSO) provides a variety of services to Veterans and their families including widows and dependents. The Veteran Service Officer (VSO) helps Veterans and their families navigate the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), the Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs (ODVA), and other Veteran resources. The office can help Veterans gather the information necessary to file claims, assist with filing claims, and tracking claims through the DVA system. If necessary, the office will also help with filing appeals for denied claims. 

The following is a partial list of documents that are needed for a majority of claims. The Veteran Service Officer will inform you if other documentation is required. Please bring all relevant documents to your scheduled appointment:

  • DD-214, Discharge Papers & Separation Documents
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Spouse and/or Dependent Birth Certificate
  • Death Certificate
  • Medicare/Medicaid Information
  • Income Verification
  • Medical Records
  • Veteran's Administration correspondence or letters
  • Any other pertinent documentation relevant to your case

1790 May Street, Suite A, Hood River, OR 97031
Phone: 541.386.1080  




Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 988 then Press 1 or Text 838255 or Chat online at

 Transportation to VA Portland Medical Center: 503.721.7804

Portland VA Medical Center & VA Vancouver Medical Center: 503.220.8262

VA Healthcare Enrollment:  877.222.8387 or Apply For Health Care at Website:

VA Regional Office: 800.827.1000



Veteran Service Officer: Lynetta Hickman
Office Manager: Wanda Schreier


Occasionally our office is staffed by volunteers or work-study personnel. 'Work-study' refers to Veterans who are taking college courses and have applied for the ‘work-study’ program. If you are interested in volunteering or work-study, please contact us for available opportunities. We are always looking for people who are interested in helping Veterans. 


Last updated 5/13/2024 9:31:51 AM